Biodiversity Coordinator

The great thing about joining us at the Marlborough District Council is you'll really enjoy the best of both worlds.
That's because in addition to the rewarding career you'll have as part of our progressive council responsible for promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of Marlborough natural and physical resources, you'll also have access to the renowned lifestyle our region boasts.
If you are seeking a permanent position in an exciting role which will continuously push your interpersonal skills and knowledge in an exciting environmental profession, then you are the perfect fit for our team.
The position is part of a team and you will be directly responsible for promoting and implementing Council's terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity programme, with a particular emphasis on the significant natural area assistance and monitoring programme on private land.
This role will also be responsible for promoting a strong alliance between stakeholders and private landowners, while taking a strategic approach to achieving community led biodiversity and sustainable land management outcomes
If you have a relevant qualification, experience and are a team player, and have an interest in being part of team that is tasked with integrated management of our natural resources then please consider us as your preferred employer.

Applications for this unique opportunity close at 5.00 pm on 30 November 2016.
Applications should be made online via Council's website.

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Field Operator – BioWorks

Are you passionate about the great outdoors and protecting our primary industry and environment?
Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is looking for a Field Operator to join our BioWorks team. BioWorks is a business unit within GWRC Biosecurity Department. The main focus is on the delivery of Regional Possum Predator Control Programme aimed at maintaining the benefits of low possum numbers in areas that were under long term bovine Tb vector control and have since been declared Tb free and TBfree New Zealand Bovine Tb vector control contracts.
The Field Operator is required to carry out a variety of duties to reduce possum and mustelid populations to required standards.
There will also be regular contact with residents and the general public on most aspects of service delivery.
This is a permanent, full-time role, based in Masterton.
To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Sound pest animal, mainly possum and mustelid, control experience
  • To hold the National Certificate in Pest Management Level 3 (LGITO Level 3) or the TBfree certificate. Or the ability to obtain these qualifications.
  • Hold and maintain a current firearms licence and a Controlled Substance License for 1080, potassium and sodium cyanide or be able to obtain one following a "Fit & Proper Person" assessment.
  • A full car licence
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle off road. Your experience is to be listed within your application.
  • The ability to communicate clearly with others (staff and public) to inform them about pest control activities
  • Good reading and writing skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office.
  • Preference given to those who can use GPS and/or PDA units.
  • To be capable of working with minimal or no supervision
  • Physically fit to work in an outdoors environment.
  • To demonstrate flexibility and desire to support the BioWorks unit to achieve their contracted requirements.

From time to time you may be required to stay away overnight as part of your duties.
The preferred candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment medical & drug testing.
To apply for this position please look at the job description and apply by clicking the link below.
For further information on the role please contact Graeme Butcher on 06 826 1520 or Iliana Freeman, Human Resources Coordinator on 04 830 4013.
Applications close: Tuesday 13th December 2016.