Biosecurity Officer - Pest Plants, Masterton - Part-time
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wairarapa, NZ
6d ago

About the role :

The Biosecurity Officer Pest Plants 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.

There will be regular contact with the public, land occupiers, and various organisations. More information on GW's Pest Plant work can be found here

The person we are seeking will have :

  • Level 4 of the National Certificate of Pest Plant Control (or able to obtain it), or a relevant tertiary qualification in botany, ecology or similar discipline, or proven competence and training in pest plant management
  • Working experience in the field of pest plant management.
  • Strong skills in plant monitoring and assessment techniques
  • Hold 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).

    To view the job description and to apply for this position with a cover letter and CV, please click on the Apply link.

    For further information on the role contact Mark McAlpine, Team Leader Pest Plants on 021576502.

    Applications close : Monday, 31 May 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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