Careers in conservation & the environment

Biosecurity Officer (Wilding Conifers) – Northland Regional Council – Whangarei

  • Full Time
  • Whangarei
  • 04/10/2020

Website Northland Regional Council

About us
Northland Regional Council’s vision is for a healthy environment, a strong economy and resilience among our varied communities. We’ve focused our long-term planning to target priority areas such as; enhancing the environment, building a strong regional economy and communities and effective service delivery.

We offer a professional, challenging and positive working environment for our 200-plus staff with our region covering from Cape Reinga to just south of Kaiwaka.

The opportunity
Focussing on preventing the impacts of wilding conifers at Taharoa Domain (Kai Iwi Lakes), this role is at the forefront of wilding conifer control in Northland. At Taharoa Domain the wilding conifers are postharvest remnants of plantation forests that are currently being controlled to encourage revegetation with native species. Wilding conifers have the potential to outcompete native plants, preventing ecological enhancement and damage environmental, cultural and landscape values.

You will develop an agreed operational plan for wilding conifer eradication at Taharoa Domain and project manage the delivery including project planning/scheduling, stakeholder liaison, contractor and permit/consent procurement etc.

Do you have what it takes?
We are looking for a person with great communication skills who can build effective relationships with a variety of people and with a proven ability to deliver high-quality outcomes with a professional, courteous, and enthusiastic attitude.

You will preferably have an environmental or natural resource-based tertiary qualification, have a good understanding of weed management practices as well as a sound understanding of tikanga Maori.

You will need a full driver’s licence, be capable of working in the field and have a minimum three years’ experience in a project/contract management, forestry or weed management role or similar.

What’s next?
Want to chat with us first or just need more information? If so, contact our Biosecurity – Weeds & Freshwater Manager today.

We don’t just want someone that CAN do the job, we want someone that has the DRIVE do to a GREAT job and has a passion for what our business and values stand for. If you want to work as part of an organisation that really makes a difference and contributes to the management of Northland’s environment, then check out the position description and apply today.

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Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or have a valid NZ work visa.

Applications close on Sunday 4 October 2020 and must be submitted online.


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