Work at QLDC

Waste Minimisation Officer

Otago - Queenstown

The most beautiful district in New Zealand continues to experience unprecedented growth.  As we continue to see rapid changes in our world and our district, we’re calling for expressions of interest for a brand new career opportunity that will play a leading role in enhancing sustainability and waste minimisation outcomes for our community.

You will be passionate and inspired by our long term goal of Zero Waste, and your commitment to making a difference with and through our community will enable sustainable thought, action and resource responsibility to flourish on a widening scale.     


The Role

  • Waste Minimisation Project Officer

The Waste Minimisation Officer (WMO) promotes and supports waste minimisation and resource recovery within QLDC operations, community groups, businesses, iwi/Maori organisations, educational bodies and other community-based organisations in the Queenstown Lakes region.

The WMO will be responsible for waste minimisation project development and implementation. The WMO will support the implementation and effective engagement of the community focussed actions in the QLDC Waste Minimisation and Management Plan 2018. The role will include community engagement and administration of the QLDC waste minimisation grant funding.

About You

  • Good foundational knowledge about waste management and minimisation practices
  • Project management
  • Community engagement
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Marketing and promotional skills
  • Well-developed people and communications skills and a strong customer ethos
  • Highly motivated, achievement-orientated and innovative professional
  • A positive, willing, contributing and adaptable member of the team.


The Benefits

  • Support our long term goal of Zero Waste by being a Champion of Sustainability for our District, delivering waste minimisation projects that yield maximum value to the community we care about
  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates


For more information on this role, or to apply, please visit or contact Polly Lambert – Acting Strategy & Asset Planning Manager, to discuss how your skills and aspirations might best match this exciting career opportunity with QLDC.  

Job Description

Applications close: 01 Jul 2019