​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​No traffic lights.  No traffic jams.​  

In Opotiki you truly can have a great work / life balance and enjoy our 'Coast by Nature'.
At Opotiki District Council operations are on a scale where a supportive and competent team environment allows creativity and innovation. Professional development and achievement is important and positions are often multidisciplinary or comprise both strategic and operational activity.

Customer Services Officer

Opotiki District Council in the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty has a full time position available.

Are you that special someone who has the ability to process financial transactions and can deliver first class Customer Service, face to face, on the phone and via email?

You will be able to put your excellent interpersonal and communication skills to good use meeting the needs of all Council's customers in an efficient, effective, and timely manner.

The role is diverse and offers you a range of duties including data entry, generating and managing invoices along with general office administration.

To be successful in this role, you will need strong problem solving, good time management and organisational skills and thrive in a team environment. 

You can view a copy of the position description below and complete an online application by clicking on the link below.

If you require further information you can contact our HR Advisor on 07 3153030 or by email

Applications close Friday 12 January 2018.

Customer Services Officer Position Description​ (PDF, 55KB)



Administration Officer - (Rapid Numbering and Road Naming) - 12 Months fixed term

We have an opportunity for you to work in our Planning and Regulatory Team as an Administration Officer working on our Rapid Numbering and Road Naming Project.

Rapid numbers are important. They enable properties to be more easily located by emergency services so working on this project will mean you are making a positive contribution to your community.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Process rapid numbering and road naming applications
  • Prepare draft reports to Council with sound recommendations
  • Deliver excellent customer experiences

You must have a friendly and courteous communication style, and:

  • Be experienced in the use of Desktop  Computer equipment and software
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness and a current drivers licence.

Check out ​​the position description and complete an application by clicking on APPLY ONLINE NOW below.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4PM Monday 15 January 2018​.

Administration Officer - Rapid Numbering and​ Road Naming - Position Description​ (PDF, 44KB)



Policy and Consent Planner​

​Are you a recently qualified planner who is looking for the opportunity to develop in a small organisation; or are you a senior planner who is looking for more variety and autonomy. 

Opotiki is a small district that is in a period of growth.  We can offer you a change in lifestyle, within a small team who get to work and play in one of the most beautiful coastal areas of New Zealand.​

You will have:

  • A planning qualification, or other relevant qualification preferably with proven experience in a similar role
  • A current driver licence as there is some field work required.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to accurately interpret and apply legislation and policy
  • Able to complete a variety of work and excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing. 

Working part-time will also be considered.  If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Gerard McCormack, Planning and Regulatory Group Manager on 07 3153030 or email

Check out ​​the position description and complete an application by clicking on APPLY ONLINE NOW below.

2017-11-21 - Policy and Consent Planner (A125884).pdf (PDF, 165KB)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4pm Friday 5 January 20178



Contract Manager - 3 year fixed term

This is it.
The opportunity you have been waiting for.  One where a successful result will look fabulous on your CV for years to come.  One where you can utilise all of your existing contract management skills.  One where you can interact with, support and learn from your peers.  And, most satisfying, one where you can help ensure the resilience and quality of one of our town's most vital assets.  You will help make a difference to our community.

It's a significant project.
We are embarking on a $10 million dollar replacement, repair and relining of our township's Sewer.
Our aim is to reduce and minimise, inflow and infiltration into the reticulation.  This position is for a 3 year term to align with the timeframe to complete the project.

Your time to shine.
You are an enthusiastic and competent contract manager, ideally with experience in a drainage environment.  Our Project Manager will appreciate your support in ensuring all contracted works are of a high quality.
There will be a lot of interaction with the public and contractors so your excellent communication and organisational skills and good computer competency will be well utilised.

It's all here.
We are located in the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty.  There are no traffic lights and no traffic jams.  You really can have a great work/life balance.  So check out ​​the position description and complete an application by clicking on APPLY ONLINE NOW below.

Contract Manager - 3 year fixed term position description​ (PDF, 61KB)

Have questions? You can contact our HR Advisor on 07 3153030 or by email murielc​  You can also check out a bit of project history at

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4pm 15 December 2017​



Project Manager

Ōpōtiki District Council is a small and progressive council in New Zealand's stunning Eastern Bay of Plenty.  We focus on helping to create a strong community with a strong future.

In a period of significant development and growth this could be your opportunity to join a dynamic team who focus on getting things done.

Reporting to the Engineering and Services Group Manager the Project Manager role is pivotal to the successful delivery of some 'game changer' major projects over the next few years.

Your extensive project management experience and qualifications in engineering or similar will give you an advantage to successfully manage some key projects in areas such as harbour structures, roading, 3 Waters as well as other functional council areas such as community facilities.

Understanding the inter-dependencies that exist, you will be a strong project leader and communicator, able to build successful relationships internally, and with external agencies and stakeholders including Iwi and hapū.

You will have:

  • A tertiary qualification, preferably in engineering, project management or a closely related field
  • A minimum of 5 years' significant project management experience
  • A good knowledge of local government processes and protocols
  • A working  knowledge of relevant local government and environmental legislation
  • A high level of computer literacy, and a current driver's licence

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Broad civil engineering skills and practical experience
  • Commercial acumen and political awareness

Check out ​​the position description and complete an application by clicking on APPLY ONLINE NOW below.

Project Manager position description​ (PDF, 89KB)

Have questions? You can contact our HR Advisor on 07 3153030 or by email murielc​

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4pm 15 December 2017​



​​​​Equal Employment Opportunities
Opotiki District Council is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust Employers Group.

Members endeavour to recruit, reward and develop employees on the basis of merit, recognising that effectively managing New Zealand's diverse population can lead to increased creativity, engagement and productivity.​
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