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Parks and Reserves Planner

Otago - Queenstown

Parks and Reserves Planner

Who are we?

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 500 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. With an annual operational budget of over $100m and a capital expenditure programme of $990m over ten years, we are a major part of the district’s economy.

The Role

The key purpose of the role is to provide high quality parks, reserves and open space planning services in order to enhance and protect QLDC’s Open Space network, ensuring that it is valued and used appropriately by residents, event organisers, businesses and visitors to the region.

The Parks & Reserves Planner will understand and provide input to the strategies, policies, plans and bylaws that relate to open space, sport and recreation, and the effective implementation of these. This includes Reserves Management Plans, Development Plans and Reserve Permits.

About You

  • Tertiary qualification in parks, sport, recreation, resource management, legal or landscape architecture.
  • Experience (2-3 years) in development of strategy and policy or parks management, landscape design or resource consents. Experience in open space, sport or recreation areas preferred.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated practical application of the Reserves Act, Local Government Act and Resource Management Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve targets.
  • Highly motivated, achievement-oriented and innovative professional.

The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Company social club
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates

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Job Description

Applications close: 22 Aug 2019