Biosecurity Officer - Wilding Conifers

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 5198645

Toitū te whenua, toitū to moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

At the Northland Regional Council, our work is ultimately about working together to care for our region's unique environment and diverse communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people.

The opportunity

Focussing on preventing the impacts wilding conifers are having on our distinctive environment, this role is at the forefront of wilding conifer control in Northland. Wilding conifers have the potential to outcompete native plants, preventing ecological enhancement and damage environmental, cultural and landscape values.

You will help develop agreed operational plans for wilding conifer eradication in identified high priority sites throughout the region. You will also project manage the delivery including project planning/scheduling, stakeholder liaison, contractor and permit/consent procurement and ensuring deliverables are met.

Does this sound like you?

We are looking for a person with great communication skills who can build effective relationships with a wide range of people throughout Northland. You will also need to have a proven ability to deliver high-quality outcomes with a calm, professional, courteous, and attitude.

You will preferably have an environmental based tertiary qualification, have a good understanding of weed management practices, be familiar with the Northland region and a sound understanding of tikanga Maori.

You will need a full driver's licence, be willing to travel throughout the region which often include isolated locations. You must be capable of working in the field and have a minimum three years' experience in a project/contract management, environmental management role or similar.

What's in it for you?

You will be paid well for a role you love, have opportunities for personal development and be part of an organisations that understands how valuable its employees are. Our team has grown a lot over the years, but our small organisation culture is still here. We celebrate our efforts, enjoy outings together such as annual fishing competitions and brunches, and have a lot of fun together. We have an active social club that comes up that is always open to new ideas, but if you're also interested in the tangible stuff, we have that too - check out our benefits here.

What's next?

If you would like more information about the role don't hesitate to contact our Biosecurity - Weeds & Freshwater Manager today.

We don't just want someone that CAN do the job, we want someone that has the DRIVE and passion to do to a GREAT job and has a spirit and commitment for what our organisation and values stand for. If you want to work as part of an organisation that really makes a difference and contributes to the management of Northland's environment, then check out the position description and apply today.

The work we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland's environment, check out the position description and apply today via

Applications close on 4 October 2020 and must be submitted online.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or have a valid NZ work visa and a full drivers licence.

Applications Close: 04 Oct 2020