Senior Biosecurity Officer - Pest Plants / Kaiwhakahaere Matua rerenga rauropi
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Upper Hutt, NZ
21h ago

About the role :

The person we are seeking will be required to undertake functions as described in Greater Wellington's Regional Pest Management Plan and other related duties, with a particular focus on implementing and managing a survey and control programme for pest plants throughout the region.

More information on GW's Pest Plant work can be found here at

The position requires day to day staff management (four direct reports), and regular contact with the public, land occupiers, and various organisations.

The person we are seeking will have :

  • Proven staff management experience
  • Level 4 of the National Certificate of Pest Plant Control (or able to obtain it), or have relevant tertiary qualification in botany, ecology or similar discipline, or proven competence and training in pest plant management
  • At least five years of working experience in the field of pest plant management
  • Strong skills in plant monitoring and assessment techniques
  • Registered Chemical Applicator certification or be prepared to obtain it
  • Good public relations skills and ability to work with a wide range of individuals and organisations
  • Good Microsoft and Arc GIS experience and competency
  • Strong team work ethic but also an ability to work as an individual
  • You will need to be self-motivated, have a good level of physical fitness and be able to work in an outdoor environment.

    Current full licence to drive a car is essential (quad riding experience would be an advantage).

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