Technical Officer, School of Surveying

  • 12 April 2019
  • Professor Christina Hulbe
  • Dunedin

About the job


Te Kura Kairūri

The National School of Surveying is seeking to recruit two new members for its surveying and spatial science technical support team; one Technical Officer and one Senior Technical Officer (the Senior Technical Officer role is currently advertising as a separate role with reference number 1900952 on our current vacancies page). Otago has an important role in New Zealand as the only university offering professional level Surveying education and our Technical Officers work together with staff and students to ensure excellent educational outcomes.

The role

In the role of Technical Officer, you will support both academic programmes and research undertaken by the School's academic staff and students. You will also:

Participate in the planning, management and delivery of field based practical exercises, including work off campus and outside Dunedin.

Be responsible for the efficient management and maintenance of technical equipment used for both teaching and research.

Your skills and experience

Experience with modern surveying equipment, software applications and related specialist technology, including data/communication interfacing.

Experience with survey and spatial science data processing.

Experience with Health and Safety relevant to field survey activities.

Experience working with students in a teaching or other leadership role is preferred.

Qualification relevant to Surveying (BSurv, BSc (Survey Measurement), NZCLS, NZ Diploma in Surveying) as well as industry work experience.

Relevant traffic management qualification(s).

Field-based first aid certificate.

Current driver's license.

Further details

This is a permanent, full-time position.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Christina Hulbe, Dean of the School of Surveying, via the contact details below.


Applications quoting reference number 1900953 will close on Sunday, 12 May 2019.

To see a full job description and to apply online go to:

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.