Biosecurity Officer - Kauri Dieback Support
12 Month Fixed Term
Northland Regional Council's vision is for a healthy environment, a strong economy and resilience among our varied communities. We've focused our long-term planning to target priority areas such as; enhancing the environment, building a strong regional economy and communities and effective service delivery.
We offer a professional, challenging and positive working environment for our 200-plus staff with our region covering from Cape Reinga to just south of Kaiwaka.
The Biosecurity Officer - Kauri Dieback Support position is part of the Kauri Dieback Team that aims to reduce the detrimental effects of Kauri Dieback on private land throughout Northland.
A primary focus of this fixed term role (12 months) is supporting the delivery of site management planning, audit and reporting, and investigating and promoting responsible biosecurity practices.
Key responsibilities include:
- Assisting the biosecurity team with planning and implementation
- Supporting the biosecurity team with information management
- Improving the awareness of the disease and assist in mitigating its spread
- Supporting the Kauri Dieback Programme and carryout ground truthing
- Assist with investigations and supporting the wider Biosecurity team
The position is based in the sub-tropical city of Whangarei, about two hours drive north of Auckland.
What you will bring
You will ideally have experience in biosecurity, horticulture, forestry or similar and have experience working with Maori and rural communities.
You will have a full drivers licence, be computer literate, and ideally have previous experience in GIS mapping.
You will have experience in pest and disease management and an understanding of biosecurity, Regional Council, or other pest management environments.
We are seeking someone who is motivated about the environment and saving Kauri - someone who wants to be able to look back on each day's work with satisfaction and gets pleasure from helping people and places to thrive.