Careers in conservation & the environment

Predator Free Field Technician – Taranaki Regional Council – Stratford, Taranaki

  • Fixed Term
  • Stratford
  • 11/07/2022

Website Taranaki Regional Council

Mō mātou | About us

We are an enthusiastic bunch of people at Taranaki Regional Council, helping the region continue to be an enviable place to live, play and do business.

Our main office is based right in the centre of the region, under the mountain, in Stratford. Many of our staff work on a daily basis around the region and we are a 35 minute commute from New Plymouth. This region allows you to have all the big city benefits whilst maintaining a rural lifestyle given the relatively quick ability to move from one town to the next.

Whakatakanga & Whanonga Pono|  Mission & Values

Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of our natural and physical resources, and advocating for the region’s best interests.

We are committed to; public service, a service first approach, improving the quality of our performance, working safely, effective communication and teamwork, initiative and the right to make mistakes, accountability and results, presentation, respect and care and job satisfaction.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Predator Free Field Technician carry out field activities associated with the Towards Predator Free Taranaki programme. This work will contribute to the Regional Pest Management Plans for Taranaki and the Council Biodiversity Strategy. Tasks include detection surveys to identify the presence of predators, providing guidance to landowners and undertaking pest animal control.

The role is based at our main office in Stratford but  will require travel around the region during the week. It is Monday- Friday with the requirement to be call on a weekend every few months (rostered basis).

This role sits within the Towards Predator Free Taranaki team and you will receive support from the Programme Lead- Towards Predator Free Taranaki, Environment Services Manager and the Environment Services team. It is a fixed term full time role for 12 months.

Mōu | About you

You will be highly practical and have experience in pest animal control. This role is a part of a fun and hardworking team so a good sense of humour and collaborative attitude is a must. There will be weekly engagement with external stakeholders so an ability to build rapport and an an understanding of rural activities would be an advantage.

We like to set people up for success so you’ll be a leading applicant if you also have:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification and relevant experience in biosecurity / predator control
  • Proven knowledge of field techniques in predator monitoring and management ie. trapping
  • Knowledge of the Biosecurity Act 1993 and Resource Management Act 1991

What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We have a great Environment Services team.

  • Active social club
  • Long service leave days
  • Flexible working options
  • Induction programmes for every new employee
  • Free car parking on site
  • Training opportunities within each role

However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region.

Interested? Here’s how to apply

Apply using the link below, fill out your application form and add your CV and cover letter.

Further details on the role can be found on the Position Description, or for any other questions please contact Tamsin Moala, People & Wellness Coordinator on (06) 765 7127.

Applications close Monday, 11 July 2022 and must be made online.


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