Field Technician (x10) – Wildlife Management International Limited – Blenheim


  • Fixed Term
  • Blenheim
  • 19/12/2018

Website Wildlife Management International Limited

Fixed-term contract

WMIL is an ecological consultancy based in Blenheim which is involved in carrying out projects with a primary focus on protecting, managing, and monitoring natural ecosystems. In particular, bird research and monitoring; invasive species eradication, control, and auditing; ecological surveys, monitoring and restoration; and environmental impact assessments. We often work closely with local organisations and communities in a partnership approach, which we see as critical to achieving long-term conservation gains.

WMIL is looking for ten Field Technicians to join our motivated team to complete one of our international eradication projects in the Turks & Caicos Islands. This position will be entirely field-based and based in the Caribbean. Due to the permitting requirements for the location, the job application process must be completed early with employment contracts signed by January 2019.

This is a fixed-term contract with options of either 2.5 months or 4.5 months, both with an anticipated start date of 15 April 2019.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following key attributes:

  • Physically fit and capable of undertaking strenuous field work, including track-cutting and walking up to 25 km per day in hot climates (complete with mosquitoes, wasps and a range of toxic plants)
  • Track cutting experience (preferably with chainsaw or brush-cutter qualifications)
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be an effective team player
  • Skilled in field craft, including navigation (use of GPS and compass)
  • Ability to manage uncertainty and adapt in a practical and professional manner
  • Previously worked in remote locations with the ability to live and work in a group (sharing cleaning and cooking duties)
  • Excellent observations skills, including attention to detail and legible handwriting
  • Computer skills for efficient data entry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to mix positively with other staff, stakeholders and the public and to make a good impression when representing WMIL
  • A belief and understanding of community-driven conservation
  • Work Safety skills, such as First Aid training and any other knowledge that will prove beneficial in ensuring a safe work environment

For further information, a full job description, and applications should be directed to Toni Bell, Wildlife Management International Limited at info@wmil.co.nz.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 19 December 2018.

 

To apply for this job email your details to info@wmil.co.nz.