Spatial Analyst | Biosecurity, Biodiversity & Catchment Management - New Zealand

  • Varied role with mix of GIS, spatial & other analysis, plus some field work
  • Opportunity to protect, enhance, restore the natural environment
  • Enjoy the outdoors lifestyle & stunning environment of Otago, New Zealand

If you're passionate about the environment and thrive on having autonomy to shape your work, then this position could be just what you're after.

As the Spatial Analyst for Otago Regional Council's Environmental Implementation group, you'll support the delivery of important environmental programmes and outcomes. This includes biosecurity work such as the Regional Pest Management Plan; biodiversity work to protect our indigenous flora and fauna; and community catchment work to support better land use practices.

Otago covers a vast area and is the third largest region in New Zealand. We work on behalf of communities across Central Otago, Clutha, Waitaki, Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin.

Whether your preference is rugged coastlines, alpine lakes, spectacular mountains, or urban environments with character, you can enjoy an incredible lifestyle in Otago. Also on offer is flexibility, work life balance and career challenge.

The Challenge:

  • Gather, manage, analyse, and present spatial and other data to understand impact and inform decision-making related to evaluation and planning of environmental work programmes.
  • Utilise technologies and software such as ArcGIS Pro, ESRI GIS tools, remote sensing, UAVs, and Excel.
  • Collaborate with your colleagues within the Environmental Implementation and GIS teams, attending meetings and going out in the field to understand and deliver to requirements.
  • Develop and manage your programme of work, ensuring that what you deliver is fit for purpose and will aid decision-making and, ultimately, environmental outcomes.

Your Skills:

  • Degree qualification in geography, GIS, resource management, ecology or a related field.
  • Ideally have 3+ years' experience, but a minimum of 1 year of applied experience (after graduating) using spatial analysis and geographic information systems.
  • A solution-focused approach to work
  • A strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A scientific curiosity and ability to think outside the box.

This is a full-time permanent position with a starting salary of $78,000 to $92,000 NZD per annum dependent on skills and experience. Click Apply or email your CV and cover letter to To find out more, contact Lisa Hulley on +64 27 688 8831.

Applications Close on 18 June 2023. We encourage you to apply promptly as we will assess applications as they are received. Your application will be received in confidence.

Otago Regional Council has engaged Peak Recruitment to manage the recruitment of this position. Please direct all enquiries and applications to Peak Recruitment. | excellence in technical recruitment |

posted: 23 May 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.