Your Council

Animal Management Officer (Fixed Term Contract) - Ref 034

We are looking for talented individual to join our Animal Management team to cover a period of parental leave.  Located on the Kāpiti Coast, you will provide essential support and undertake duties to ensure the community is a safe and healthy environment for all citizens with respect to matters relevant to animal control.

If you are physically fit, have an interest or experience in this area and enjoy working with the community, we want to hear from you!

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Interest, experience or a relevant qualification in this area;
  • Knowledge of relevant legislative framework;
  • Proven capability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of people;
  • Effective communications skills, conflict resolution techniques and time management;
  • A current and valid full New Zealand Driver’s Licence;
  • Demonstrated willingness to participate in continuing professional development;
  • Flexibility to work extra hours to meet the needs of the community as required from time to time.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Peter Fitzgerald, Animal Management Team Leader on 04 296 4700 or 1800 470 470

Applicants will need to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening, police vet, credit and criminal history.  Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Applications close 12noon, Friday 27 October 2017. Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application, Criminal History Check, Credit Check and Police Vet forms, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Drivers Licence marked “Animal Management Officer – Ref 034 ” to 

Job Description

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Application and Security Check forms:

Application Form (PDF)
Application Form (WORD)
Criminal History Check Form (Please note:  This form is provided by the Ministry of Justice and is available in PDF only)
Police Vetting Form (Please note:  This form is provided by New Zealand Police and is available in PDF only)
Credit Check Form (PDF)