Pest Management Assistant – Auckland Council – Auckland

  • Full Time
  • Auckland
  • 13/05/2021

Auckland Council

  • Permanent full-time role
  • Work in a unique environment
  • Use your knowledge of plant and animal pests and control techniques

Auckland Zoo is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world.  A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 135 different species and over 1,400 animals. With such an array of different species, this is a unique opportunity to work across all areas of the Zoo helping to keep them pest free!

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

We are looking for a passionate conservationist with pest management experience.  This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week, rostered over 7 days.  You will assist the Pest Management Coordinator to ensure that pests are controlled within our site as well as our wider Auckland locations, including the Art Gallery, Maritime Museum, Western Springs, Mt Smart and North Harbour Stadiums, and all Auckland Live venues, such as the Aotea Centre and Civic Theatre.

While your primary focus will be to control mammal, bird and invertebrate pests, you will be expected to implement pest plant control and habitat restoration plans in collaboration with our horticulture department.  Although most of your work will be done within the Zoo, the Pest Management Assistant will be expected to contribute directly to the Zoo’s conservation work outside the Zoo gates from time to time. Being an advocate for humane pest control is essential, along with being comfortable talking to visitors and volunteers about its role in conservation.

He kōrero mōu: About you

To be successful in this position, you will hold a tertiary qualification in a related field, as well as having previous experience in pest animal and pest plant identification and control.

You’ll have the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships, within and outside of your team, which will be evident in your previous work history.  You will also need to hold a current full driver’s licence, with the ability to drive a manual car.

If you have proven experience in animal and plant pest control, are a good communicator and are keen to be part of a great environment, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for!

This position may be required to work some weekends and public holidays. This role is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing.

Applications close Thursday 13th of May 2021

This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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