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Senior Biosecurity Advisor Pest Plants

Date: 11-Jan-2021

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

It’s an exciting time for our Environmental Services department as we invest in a new suite of programmes ranging from pest control in parks, to marine biosecurity, to increasing community-led conservation action. 

We’re looking for an experienced technical pest plant expert to develop and manage biosecurity projects that achieve the effective implementation of the Natural Environment Targeted Rate and the Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP), to minimise the adverse impacts of pest plants across the region.  You’ll use your strategic and analytical skills to design and deliver pest plant focussed control at a landscape level and write technical and management reports and assessments. 


He kōrero mōu: About you

You’re a technical pest plant expert that’s able to develop and manage projects specialising in effective and efficient control of pest plant species, sometimes to an eradication level with the ability to innovate, investigate, trial and develop control methodologies. A resilient natural collaborator with strong project and/or contract management experience, we will value your strong relationship building skills as you will be working with the wider council family, iwi and landowners to achieve shared outcomes. 


You’ll have a qualification in a related discipline and/or equivalent work experience and extensive experience in ecosystem management. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

You will enjoy being part of our expert, committed and capable Environmental Services team. Our priority is providing the best possible working environment for our staff which includes a focus on employee wellbeing and career progression opportunities. Joining Environmental Services will provide you with the opportunity to work across the whole council family, with our mana whenua partners, community groups, private landowners, schools, non-government organisations and central government to support best practice conservation practices and outcomes. This is a once in a career opportunity to be part of an exciting programme of work which will improve Auckland’s precious natural environment for current and future generations.   


You can expect a competitive salary and work in a flexible and supportive work environment. You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.


Take the next step in your career and embrace this fantastic opportunity to leave your legacy on Auckland! Apply now via the link.


This role is safety-sensitive and requires pre-employment drug testing. A full driver's license is a requirement.


Applications close 29th January 2021.

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.