Biosecurity Officer Pest Animals / Kaiwhakahaere rerenga rauropi
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Upper Hutt, NZ
4d ago

About the role :

We are looking for a team player who can demonstrate :

  • a high level of physical fitness and be able to work in rugged and remote outdoor environments carrying heavy pack weights
  • proven experience in pest animal management and / or relevant tertiary qualifications
  • experience in vertebrate pest animal management with toxins and traps
  • experience in and a passion for the outdoors and wildlife
  • excellent communication and reporting skills
  • good public relations skills and an ability to work with a wide range of individuals and organisations
  • sound knowledge of our native biodiversity
  • sound knowledge of farm management practises
  • ability and experience to ride quads, manual four-wheel drive vehicles and motorbikes off road
  • experience in using firearms for pest animal management
  • intermediate knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS mapping systems, handheld data capture devices and GPS units
  • experience working alone in remote environments
  • ability to investigate, plan and carry out allocated technical tasks with minimal supervision.
  • You will need to be self-motivated and have a current full drivers, learner motorcycle licence and firearms licence. Testing for attributes listed above will be part of the recruitment process.

    Please click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

    For any questions on the role please contact Glen Falconer, Team Leader Pest Animals on 04 830 4417.

    Applications close : Tuesday, 21 September 2021

    Due to current border restrictions from the New Zealand Government we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are a New Zealand Citizen / Resident or who have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

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