Careers in conservation & the environment

Biosecurity Advisors Pest Plants (x2) – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council – Napier

  • Fixed Term
  • Napier
  • 08/08/2021

Website Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

We focus on prioritising:

  • Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.
  • Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use.
  • Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity.
  • Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure.

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

About the Opportunity

We are looking for two Biosecurity Advisors Pest Plants to join the team on a fixed-term basis until 30 June 2022. Based in Napier, this team looks after Regional Pest Management across Hawkes Bay, focusing on both biodiversity and production pest plants.  The Biosecurity Advisor roles are key in ensuring the team is able to adequately resource deliverables in the Council’s Pest Plant Management Plan with a focus on the additional workload around Chilean Needlegrass.

About you

You will be a competent communicator who is comfortable working outdoors and with people in our rural communities and the Agri-business sector.  You’ll be accustomed to working to deadlines, have a strong interest in pest plant management, and able to gather field-based pest plant information to support effective decision making.

Ideally you will also have:

  • Experience in a similar role/relevant industry.
  • Strong pest plant management technical expertise
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Valid driver’s licence required
  • Motorbike experience preferably two-wheeler is an advantage
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness.

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description click HERE.

Please apply via SEEK.

Applications close Sunday, 8th August 2021, however, interviews may begin prior to the closing date, so don’t delay, apply now!





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