Summer Vacancy – Biosecurity (Fixed Term, 12 weeks)
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
11h ago

Ngā āhuatanga o te tūranga - Role Highlights :

  • Applications now open for summer work from 16 November 2020 to 5 February 2021
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience and / or apply the skills and knowledge you've gained in your studies
  • 12 week programme with opportunities to contribute to our projects and help BOPRC deliver our community outcomes
  • Te Tūranga - The Role :

    Our Biosecurity team is working on the Biological Control of Weeds and we need your help

    Duties will include :

  • Fieldwork
  • Biocontrol agent surveys, collections, releases, and redistributions
  • Data collection, analysis and competition of a written report
  • Liaising with Landcare Research and other agencies and Regional Councils
  • Educating members of the public re biocontrol of weed
  • Ngā Pūkenga, ngā wheako - Your Skills & Experience :

  • Be studying or plan to commence studying towards an Ecology / Environmental Science / Natural Resource Management degree.
  • Hold a current driver's licence (manual vehicles).
  • Have sound Microsoft Office skills
  • Ko wai mātau? He aha te kaupapa nei? - About us & our Toi Moana Summer Experience Programme :

    At the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana we guide and support the sustainable development of the Bay of Plenty, now and into the future.

    A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment, but we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of our regional community.

    Our Toi Moana Summer Experience Programme has been running for 29 years because we believe the best place to learn is on the job.

    There really is no better place to contribute to your community and the environment you live in, while working alongside passionate and professional experts in their field.

    Each year our summer employees play an important role by supporting our teams and completing important pieces of work around the Bay of Plenty.

    You’ll be joining the Biosecurity team. We are working hard to reduce the impact of invasive pests in the Bay of Plenty region.

    This role will be based in Rotorua.

    He aha tā Toi Moana? - What's on Offer :

  • A Summer Experience Programme with a full induction and ongoing learning opportunities
  • Support and mentoring on the job to help get you started
  • Diverse working environment and friendly team atmosphere
  • Hai mahi māu - Next Steps :

  • If this is the first time you are applying you will need to visit our recruitment page - simply create a profile and log into our recruitment system to apply
  • We will screen all applications and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for next steps
  • Interviews will be held over the phone or via Skype from 28 September 2020
  • All candidates will be notified once the position is filled
  • As this position is designated as being "safety sensitive", the successful candidate will be asked to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol check as part of the recruitment
  • Successful candidates will attend a Welcome Day so you can get to know more about us and meet others joining us on the Toi Moana Summer Experience Programme.
  • If you have any queries or require any further information on what the position involves please phone Shane Hona, Biosecurity Officer on 0800 884 881 extn 7582.

    Applications close midnight, Sunday 27 September 2020 and will be accepted online only.

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