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Planning Technical Support Officer Ref: 082

Permanent, Full Time

Are you a passionate, well organised person wanting to move into the planning field or a graduate wanting to kick start your career in a growing and dynamic district?

The Kapiti Coast District Council is looking for an enthusiastic person to join our planning team. With a knowledgeable and innovative leadership team we offer the opportunity to commence or continue your career by working on a range of diverse resource management tasks and projects in a friendly and supportive team environment. The successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification or experience in planning, good knowledge of the Resource Management Act, is well organised and has outstanding interpersonal skills.

This role would be perfect for someone that wants to be involved in the planning industry and has an interest in learning and growing. Being a part of a high functioning team of planners the position will involve administration functions for both the resource consents and district planning teams which will provide great variety and experience in all aspects of local government resource management planning. Specific tasks will include being responsible for arranging pre-application meetings, administering Councils E-Plan and planning web pages, financial management and providing lead technical support to the team.

With increasing population and financial growth, major expressway roading projects underway, and a diverse and dynamic coastal environment, now is a great time to be involved in planning within the region.  We have a focus on improving our practices so we are after someone who takes pride in their work, has a good eye for detail, strong work ethic and enjoys continuous improvement.  The team is focused on moving into a digital work environment therefore if you are adaptable and like utilising technology this role is suited to you.

We are looking for someone that will fit seamlessly into our diverse and friendly Council and within the resource management field in an inclusive and supportive environment with a good mentoring system.

Please find job decsription here.

Beautiful beaches and a short journey to Wellington make the Kapiti Coast a great place to live and work. Working for the Kapiti Coast District Council means being part of a caring, dynamic and effective customer-focused team who make a positive difference in the community we serve. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Vijay Soma, Resource Consents and Compliance Manager 04 296 4700 or free phone 0800 486 486.

Applications close 12.00 noon, Monday 25 March 2019. 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 “Planning Technical Support Officer Ref 082” to


Kapiti Coast District Council Application form:

Application for Employment (WORD)

 Application for Employment (PDF)

* This document must accompany every application submitted