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 Alice McNatty:
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
159 Dalton Street, Napier 4110
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:
DOC Rotorua Project Coordinator, Dama Wallaby Management (temporary)
The Dama Wallaby Management Project is looking for a Project Coordinator to lead and co-ordinate the implementation of the Dama Wallaby Management Plan. The Department of Conservation is employing this role on behalf of the Dama Wallaby Management Project. The role will be primarily based out of the Department’s Rotorua Office, but at times will work out of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Rotorua office, and the Waikato Regional Council’s Hamilton office.
The Department of Conservation, with Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regional Councils’, have the ambitious vision of eventually eradicating dama wallabies from the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. A dama wallaby management plan has been prepared by the three agencies to guide work towards achieving this vision. The Plan initially aims to contain and then progressively reduce the wallaby distribution in the central North Island. The agencies have agreed to ‘pool’ their respective resources and work together to improve the delivery of operational work. This role is pivotal to delivering the Plan and maximising value from available resources.
The successful applicant will have a minimum of 7 years experience in biodiversity and/or biosecurity management and require the following skills;
- Sound project management experience
- Experience working in multi partner projects, including experience working with tangata whenua
- Good knowledge of contract management
- Comprehensive people management skills
- A proven stakeholder manager
- Good communication skills
- Analysis and problem solving
- An affinity with the Bay of Plenty/Waikato and established networks within the community and resource management organisations will also be particularly valuable.
We are initially recruiting on a three-year fixed term basis, after which the work and function of the role will be reviewed to decide on the future make up of the position.
This is an exciting position. Some travel within New Zealand, and the ability to work flexible hours at times, will be required.
If you want to join the Dama Wallaby Management Project team, and make a real difference, we’d love to hear from you.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.
Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 19 November 2018.
Incursion Investigator - MPI - Wellington or Christchurch
Come and join our Incursion Investigation team and gain Front Line Biosecurity experience. This is a fixed term or secondment opportunity to May 2019. We are open to external secondments.
This role can be based in either Auckland or Christchurch.
We are looking for a science or agricultural graduate with post-graduate qualifications or equivalent science based experience in pest or disease management, ecology, epidemiology or biosecurity to join our Plant Health team as an Incursion Investigator.
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen! MPI provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe for us to consume. MPI’s services ensure that New Zealand’s natural resources are sustainable while enabling the primary sector to innovate and grow the value of its exports.
Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world.
About the Role
The Incursion Investigation function is positioned in the Biosecurity Surveillance and Incursion Investigation Group. Incursion investigations underpin decisions on any further action to be taken to reports of suspected new to New Zealand pests and diseases of plants that are reported to MPI.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain front line biosecurity experience and will require the ability to understand science methodology and interpret science literature with a keen investigative inclination.
- Receive and manage reports of suspect pests and diseases, ensure identification, and undertake risk assessments and prioritisation in accordance with procedures.
- Plan and conduct investigations including risk assessment, options analysis, field activities and urgent measures to contain and control in accordance with procedures.
- Conduct investigation reporting, ensuring that information is accurate and timely.
- Where further action by MPI is required, prepare response operational specifications as directed. These may include Surveillance, Movement Control and Organism Management, and will be prepared in accordance with response procedures and agreed timeframes.
Skills and Experience:
- Experience in pest, weed or disease management, and biology or ecology in cultivated crops, forests or the environment.
- Demonstrated project management skills, and the ability to plan, implement specific operations and give clear instructions.
- Familiarity with horticultural, agricultural, arable or forestry production systems would be ideal.
You will be a team player with excellent communication skills, motivation, initiative, and sound judgment with an ability to think outside of the square. You will also have the ability to work under time pressure to satisfy stakeholder needs and meet deadlines.
Benefits of working at MPI include:
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Focus on career development
- Internal opportunities across the Operations branch and organisation
- Wellness benefit for employees
- Reduced premiums for health insurance
- Comprehensive one week MPI Induction Programme
Salary range for this role is $71k to $92k depending on skills and experience.
How to Apply:
To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it
To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
Applications close Sunday 25 November 2018