Senior Kauri Dieback Advisor

Date: 18-Sep-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Are you passionate about the environment?
  • Conserving our natural heritage for future generations
  • And you want to make a difference?


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

We’re recruiting to our team tasked with protecting our ancient kauri from kauri dieback disease. The Natural Environment Targeted Rate is investing heavily in our kauri programme over the next ten years and we need skilled, enthusiastic practitioners to deliver on our promises to reduce the risk of kauri dieback spread and make sure we preserve this taonga for future generations.

We’re looking for a Senior advisor to assist with the implementation of the cross-council Kauri dieback programme to deliver effective management of Kauri dieback across the Auckland region and meet Natural Environment Targeted Rate and Long-Term Plan objectives and measures. You will be solution-oriented and enjoy working in project teams that involve staff from Regional Parks, Community Facilities, and Services, Natural Environment Delivery and Design, Consents, Auckland Transport and Watercare Services.

As a Senior Kauri Dieback advisor, you will support the Kauri Dieback Manager in representing Auckland Council on interagency working groups, work in partnership with mana whenua and support individuals and community groups managing kauri forest to protect it from kauri dieback. You will help lead the implementation of kauri protection rules and measures outlined within the Regional Pest Management Plan and the National Pest Management Plan-p.a. including pathway management, compliance, behaviour change and direct delivery as appropriate. You’ll update kauri dieback policies and procedures in accordance with best practise and provide technical advice and report on progress to community groups, local boards and other stakeholders. 


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He kōrero mōu: About you


A natural collaborator, you’ll have excellent communication skills, along with the ability to build relationships and rapport with a wide variety of customers and stakeholders. You will have an eye for detail and the ability to communicate technical information and partnership advice into operational management and strategic plans for council. You’ll have a keen interest in kauri dieback and relevant experience in biodiversity conservation or biosecurity. 
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.  


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 deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
Applications close Monday, 3rd October 2022

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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