Safety Officer

Do you have great skills with people, negotiation and conflict de-escalation? Do you want to be part of a team helping to keep Hamilton a safe place to be? 

Due to an internal promotion, we now have a permanent opening for a positive and confident person to join our highly respected City Safe team.

The City Safe Safety Officers provide a visible presence and actively interact with the businesses and public. They de-escalate issues and reduce the public exposure to nuisance behaviour from other users. 

As part of this role you will actively monitor our CCTV network to provide a proactive response to issues as they happen. You will also work with NZ Police to provide information and footage to help convict law-breakers. 

Our ideal candidate will; 

  • have a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn 
  • enjoy meeting people and with experience in de-escalating conflict 
  • be flexible, responsive and able to think on their feet 
  • have great communication skills including, written, verbal and listening skills 
  • be excellent at multitasking 
  • be engaging and enjoy meeting new people
  • can work five day rostered shifts over a 24/7 period
  • have a confident and professional manner 
  • have a full NZ driver’s licence 

The recruiting pay for this role is $43,000 ($20.67 per hour) per annum and could be negotiated for the right candidate.

Hamilton City Council is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous city.

We are shortlisting and interviewing for this role as applications are received. If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. This role is covered by the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, which means that shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo all safety checking requirements under the Act before commencing employment, as well as during employment. 

For further information refer to the position description available on our careers website at

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.

Permanent - Full Time

Job no: EOAP957333

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Closing Date: Open until filled