As jobs in these areas become available and the NZBI notified they will be posted in this section.
- MPI, Biosecurity New Zealand
- Local government
- Research consultancies
- Pest control contractors
- Non-governmental Conservation organisations
- Crown Research Institutes (CRIs)
- Tertiary education sector
- Ecological conservation
If you have a job you want to advertise here please contact the National Secretary Diane Fraser:
Unitec Institute of Technology
Victoria Street West
Auckland Council - Environmental Services – Multiple Roles
Calling all environmental heroes!
- Are you passionate about the natural environment?
- Is protecting New Zealand’s ancient and precious native flora and fauna for future generations important to you?
- And do you want to come to work every day knowing that you are making a real difference?
There are exciting times ahead for our Environmental Services department as we invest in a suite of programmes ranging from pest control in parks, to kauri dieback, to amplifying community-led conservation action. As a result of significant new investment in the natural environment being funded through the Natural Environment Targeted rate, we have a range of great opportunities to join us.
Have a look at what we’ve got on offer:
- Senior Biosecurity Advisors (Marine, Plants, Freshwater, Inner Hauraki Gulf, Great Barrier, Pathogens)
- Biosecurity Advisors
- Kauri Dieback Advisors
- Senior Biodiversity Advisor
- Restoration Advisors
- Senior Bio Information Analyst
- Bio Information Analysts
- Bio Information Team Manager
You will be working with amazing people who share your passion for the environment where no two days are the same and your skills are put to the test!
We’ll help you grow and develop in a supportive, fun and flexible environment. All of our staff development and support initiatives are geared to achieve a single goal – that “every single staff member leaves work every day feeling valued and fulfilled”. Working in Environmental Services, you’ll build your experience across a large range of programmes and environmental areas. Together, we’ll make a difference to our environment.
Please check out our vacancies, we’re keen to hear from you:
Auckland Council - Bio-information Graduate
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
We’re calling for new or recent graduates with qualifications in a relevant science discipline such as: ecology and/or biodiversity related field including applied science, physical/social geography and environmental science. Interest and experience in geospatial technology is desired.
This role will have a focus on responding to customer (internal and external) requests using the suite of ArcGIS tools to provide advice, maps and biodata information to support council’s environmental conservation effort. This will assist with your career progression in the areas of conservation, geospatial sciences and environmental management.
This is a full-time, fixed-term role (does not include any rotations), and you’ll be based in the Bio Information team of the Enviromental Services department, in the central Auckland office. It’s an exciting opportunity to get involved and build your career in the environmental information space!
He kōrero mōu: About you
We are looking for graduates with a tertiary qualification in a relevant environmental sciences discipline with a genuine interest in the natural environment, geospatial and data management. You will have a tertiary or postgraduate qualification obtained in the last two years or be a current student and graduating before the end of January 2020. You are eligible to work in New Zealand or are eligible to apply for a Post-Study Work Visa.
You will have a passion for improving the environment, have a thirst for ongoing learning and development and an ardent desire to serve your community.
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.
Applications close 10th January 2020.
Marlborough District Council - Biosecurity Officer - Blenheim
Marlborough District Council is looking for an enthusiastic Biosecurity Officer who wants to make their mark in helping protect the Marlborough region.
You will be getting out and about in the field on a daily basis implementing various Regional Pest Management Plan programmes and other initiatives guided by Council’s Biosecurity Strategy. All of these programmes or initiatives require collaborative planning within the team, good communication skills (especially when dealing with landholders), and effective management of your time.
We’re looking for a person keen on the outdoors, a good practical set of skills and can also wrap their head around biosecurity policy and principles. This will be ideally complemented with relevant experience in the environmental/biosecurity industry or tertiary training. The role requires someone that is physically fit and isn’t afraid of getting their hands dirty.
Our preferred candidate is someone that can both be searching for pest plants in remote parts of the Marlborough’s beautiful environment one day, and then diligently giving advice to an urban dweller the next.
To be considered for this role you will be expected to have experience in, or clearly demonstrate a capacity to learn, the following key skills:
- Identification and management techniques for pest plants including the handling and use of agrichemicals and/or hazardous substances.
- Compliance and enforcement including having those difficult conversations.
- Strong computer skills and accurate management of both activity and spatial information.
- Experience in the handling and use of motorcycles and 4WD vehicles.
Dealing with, landowners, contractors, and people in general are a large part of the role. You will need to be organised with a desire for doing the job right the first time.
The annual salary range for this role is between $50,000 and $60,000 and will vary depending on what skills and experience you have to offer.
Applications close at 5.00 pm on 15 January 2020.