Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about our community? If so, joining Rotorua District Council might be the right career move for you.

Working for council means you'll be joining a dedicated team where your individual effort is part of something much bigger – delivering great things for our city and our community, including our exciting and bold    Rotorua 2030 - our plan to make the local area an even better place to live, work, do business and play.

 We serve a district of nearly 70,000 residents along with visitors numbering in the millions. 

Located in the Bay of Plenty Region, the Rotorua District includes Rotorua city which has developed over the years around the southern shoreline of Lake Rotorua. The district includes a substantial rural area encompassing 14 lakes. 

With its economic base centred on tourism, forestry and farming industries, Rotorua has an infrastructure for growth that is appropriate for the city and the district in the 21st century. Rotorua has an exciting future which will benefit all in the community, be they residents, out-of-town property owners, businesses or visitors.

There are 5 key values that guide everything we do at Rotorua District Council: helpful, engaged, respectful, innovative and inspiring,

As part of our team you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to our community, working with a diverse range of passionate, supportive and engaging people within a collaborative environment.

Rotorua District Council is also an ‘untapped’ jewel full of potential, just waiting to be realised by people like you.


Rotorua District Council employs around 500 people across a diverse range of areas and occupations and is responsible to the ratepayers and residents of Rotorua for:

  • The provision of local infrastructure, including water, sewerage, stormwater and roads

  • Sustainable district well-being

  • Environmental safety and health, district emergency management and civil defence preparedness, building control, public health inspections and other environmental matters

  • Controlling the effects of land use (including hazardous substances, natural hazards and indigenous biodiversity), noise, and the effects of activities on the surface of lakes and rivers


Why not view our current vacancies and apply today


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