Conservation Advisor Waiheke Island

Date: 15-Nov-2021

Location: Waiheke/Hauraki Gulf, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

As a Conservation Advisor, you will help to protect, restore, and enhance Waiheke Island’s natural environment; terrestrial, freshwater, and marine; by contributing to ecologically-based solutions through indigenous ecosystem, species management, and invasive species projects. You’ll work collaboratively with key stakeholders to minimise the adverse environmental impacts of pests, provide quality advice, as well as support best practices in wider conservation projects. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting programme of work that will improve Waiheke Island’s precious natural environment for current and future generations. 


He kōrero mōu: About you

As a team player, you’ll be involved in interesting and challenging environmental projects that require creative and collaborative solutions. You’ll have experience in providing best practice biodiversity and biosecurity advice and can deliver high-quality project management focused on protecting indigenous biodiversity, including reducing the impact of pest species. You will have a bachelor's degree in ecology, biosecurity, or related field or equivalent experience in the biodiversity/biosecurity sector. You'll have 
experience in vertebrate pest animal management with toxins and traps and herbicide application. Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS mapping systems, handheld data capture devices, and GPS units. Our Environmental Services team holds a wealth of experience, connections, and is well regarded in their field, and can help you grow these skills.

A proven influencer and natural collaborator, we will value your strong relationship-building skills as you will be working alongside central government, local community groups, iwi, and landowners to achieve shared environmental outcomes.   


A full New Zealand driver’s licence is required for this position.  


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This is a fixed-term, full-time opportunity until 24th December 2023 based on Waiheke Island, you’ll have access to a hub of adventure with beaches, walks on your doorstep. You’ll love the outdoors and island life. Our expert committed, and capable team will be there to support you every step of the way and our priority is providing the best possible working environment which includes a focus on employee wellbeing and professional development opportunities.


You’ll also work in a flexible and supportive work environment and will 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!


Applications close 5 December 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.