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Applying for jobs

Before commencing our on-line application process, you will need to be prepared!  You will need a CV and Covering Letter in a ‘PDF’ format to upload into our system. If you don’t have these documents, we suggest you spend some time preparing these before starting the application process. There is an option available for you to create these within the system should you wish to do so. Please ensure your file is no larger than 2MB.


To enable us to manage your application efficiently and effectively, we require you to complete an on-line questionnaire. This is designed with questions targeting specific requirements for the job you are applying for, your contact details, the level of experience you have, if you've had any criminal convictions, and to confirm that you have the right to work in New Zealand. This is approximately 20 questions which are designed to provide us with a little more information about you. If you have previously applied for a job with STDC, you must submit a new application.

Covering Letter

We recommend that you include a covering letter with your application.  Your letter should highlight how your skills and experience relate to the role you are applying for.


Your CV should be up to date and include each role you've held, the dates and a summary of responsibilities and key achievements you're particularly proud of. The whole application process should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete, however you need to be prepared before you start.

Once you've applied for a job with us online, you will receive an email acknowledging that we've received your application. This email outlines the process and time frames for managing applications ie shortlisting, interviewing and outcome.


If you've been unsuccessful with your application, you'll be advised by email. If you've been shortlisted, we'll contact you to advise you of the next steps which may involve an initial phone interview and/or a formal interview.


An interview will take place for shortlisted candidates, generally with a panel of three people. At the interview you will hear more about the position and will be asked questions about your relevant skills and experience, along with some competency based questions to help us understand how you work.

Assessments and Reference Checking

Following your interview, a “preferred applicant” will selected where possible. When selecting this person, the panel takes into consideration how they presented during the interview, the quality of answers provided, but most importantly the team fit. If you’re this person, we'll let you know that you will be progressing to the next stage of our process which includes reference and background checking.

Pre-employment Screening

You will be required to undergo pre-employment screening ie drug and alcohol testing and criminal and driver history checks prior to being employed or engaged.  If you fail the test, you may not be considered for appointment or, if you have already been appointed, the employment/engagement may be cancelled or terminated. 

Upon clean results being returned for the pre-employment screening, you will be invited to meet both the Chief Executive and relevant Group Manager and an offer of employment will followed depending on approval.

Offer of Employment

If you're successful in being offered the role you've applied for, we will be in touch and then follow up with a written offer. If you weren't successful, we will let you know as soon as possible and will be happy to provide you with feedback.


Total Record(s): 10

Environmental Monitoring Officer

We are seeking a proactive and motivated individual to fill this key position in the Resource Consents Team.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5252927 | Closing Date: 02 Nov 2020

Environmental Health Officer

If you're an experienced Environmental Health Officer who has a passion for working alongside their community then keep reading!

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5252912 | Closing Date: 02 Nov 2020


Join our Resource Consent team and help ensure investment decisions are balanced with protecting people's amenity and the great environment we live in.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5252891 | Closing Date: 02 Nov 2020

Contact Centre Officer

Are you passionate about helping customers? Are you looking for a rewarding role based in Hawera? If so, we might have just the job for you!

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5249597 | Closing Date: 01 Nov 2020

ICT Service Desk Officer

Join our ICT Unit in a key position, supporting IT users through the service desk. Excellent communication and computer literacy are essential!

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5250824 | Closing Date: 01 Nov 2020

Senior Systems Engineer

This is a permanent full-time 40 hour per week position based at the Administration Building in Hawera and will report to the Chief Information Officer.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5250320 | Closing Date: 01 Nov 2020

Building Control Officers x 2

We are looking for people with the right mix of experience and skills to join a busy, progressive team that's working to meet customer expectations and the requirements of the Building Act.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5239601 | Closing Date: 25 Oct 2020

Community Summer Pool Lifeguards

We are looking for Summer Superstars who are outgoing confident people to look after swimmers during our busy summer season.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5239445 | Closing Date: 25 Oct 2020

Parks Assistants

Entry-level, hands-on role where you can develop a career in the Horticultural industry.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5238008 | Closing Date: 21 Oct 2020

Independent Chair to the Audit and Risk Committee

Applications are invited for the position of an external Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 5228036 | Closing Date: 02 Nov 2020