Assessment Officer (Development Contributions)

  • Wellington City Council
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • 12 Nov, 2023
Full time Admin and Office Construction Government, Defence and Council Research

Job Description

  • Would suit a new grad or someone ready to step back from a surveying career
  • Flexible working opportunities - 30-40 hours per week
  • New year start - February

Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō | Working together for Wellington's future

The Resource Consents and Compliance (RCC) Admin team is looking for a Development Contributions Assessment Officer to join their team. The RCC team sits within the City Consenting and Compliance team, that provide administration support to enable the Consenting team and the Compliance team to do their roles, as well as supporting the other functions we do under the Resource Management Act and Local Government Act, and help the public with advice on our processes.

The Assessment Officer role works to consistently apply the Development Contributions Policy on citywide development proposals and to asses and calculate developer-contribution fees and invoice accordingly.

This role could suit a recent graduate at the start of their career, who has recently gained a qualification in planning, building consents, surveying or similar; or it could be someone who has already had a career in one of these areas and is looking to step back and bring their experience to a different role. Whilst this role has administrative aspects to it, having an understanding of development contributions and building and resource consents is important, as well as being able to work with technical information, read plans and perform calculations (which can be complicated when relating to commercial developments). Strong communication skills will enable you to work with other teams internally as well as external stakeholders - you will need to be confident working with developers and customers. You will also need to have the ability to work through a process in a methodical way, well as have strong attention to detail - you will be managing your own workloads and working to deadlines.

Our preference is full time but we are open to considering those who can work 30-40 hours per week, to fit around other commitments. We are looking to appoint between $74,284 - $87,392 per annum for this role (full time), depending on relevant skills and experience.

Working for the Council offers you a range of benefits including 5 weeks annual leave, flexible working options, health and wellbeing support, Council staff discounts and a range of learning and development programmes and opportunities.

Applications close 26 November 2023. All applications must be submitted online.

All applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.

If you have questions, please contact Nicole Tydda, Manager Customer Services and Business Support,

We want to make sure any accessibility requirements you may have, are well supported so the selection process is equitable for everyone. Please let us know if there are any adjustments or support, we can offer to make our process more accessible to you by emailing:


Reference number: 40448
Posted on: 13 Nov 2023
Closes on: 26 Nov 2023 23:55
Location(s): Wellington CBD, All of Wellington
Expertise: Administration and business support, Compliance, consents, regulation and licencing
Job level(s): Graduate, Experienced
Work type(s): Permanent full-time
More details: Position Description -Assessment Officer (Development Contributions).pdf