Animal Services Officer

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

All applications must be made through Council’s website:

Are you looking to work in a progressive forward thinking organisation?  This is a District currently experiencing high growth.  This growth offers opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated and focused professionals.

This is a supportive organisation with great culture, a place where employees are valued, and solid working relationships are shaped across all areas of the business.  Ask anyone who works here.

This is a business where ‘live, work and play’ have real meaning.  This is one of those rare organisations where you are part of the larger “Western Bay” family.

“High achievement” is a common vibe amongst our employees.  The Western Bay Team has been recognised locally and internationally with honours and awards.

Our employees value their customers and work with them to provide a professional service.  At the end of the working day we leave the office knowing we have done our best.

We’re looking for a person with a proven track record in animal handling and evaluation to fill a vacancy in our animal services team.  This experience will be supported by your passion in working with the dog owning community to promote responsible dog ownership and positive dog behaviour.  You will be part of a team of high performing animal service professionals, who have championed community dog walks, dog events, and an active dog fostering and adoption programme.

You should also have:
• Well developed communication and interpersonal skills
• An understanding of legal enforcement skills – prosecution or courts
• An understanding of office systems and associated information technology

If you can contribute to one of the country’s top performing local authorities and would like to live in a premier New Zealand lifestyle location we would like to hear from you.

Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Please note this role will require work outside of normal working hours.

Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 28 April 2017.

You’ll find out  more about this position and what it’s like to be a member of the Council team on our website: