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Biosecurity-Biodiversity Advisor

Predator Free

Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 


At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

About the Opportunity:

Our native species and ecosystems are in crisis from a host of threats such as invasive pests. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for a positive-minded, physically fit candidate with experience in pest control work to assist with the delivery of several programmes aimed at managing these threats. Applicants will need specialist knowledge in both predator control and biodiversity protection. This role will play an integral part in leading a regionally coordinated approach to predator control in the rural landscape, assisting in the delivery of a range of pest animal control programmes and delivering positive biodiversity outcomes through the production and implementation of biodiversity site-led protection plans.

The role will collaborate with internal programmes, such as the Erosion Control Scheme, protection of high biodiversity value sites and Predator Free Hawke’s Bay, as well as external organisations such as the Department of Conservation, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, Forest & Bird, local authorities, Landcare Trust, and community groups and land occupiers.

The role may require variable hours to be worked and will often operate unsupervised. Applicants should put a high degree of importance on safe work practices and be familiar with the use of Garmin GPS devices.

About you:

You're a passionate individual with experience in pest control (such as pest plants, predators and ungulates) and biodiversity protection. You have exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information to diverse audiences. You demonstrate a work style that focuses on driving and maintaining momentum on projects to see deliverables achieved on the ground.

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click HERE.

Applications close 23rd July 2021.

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2 July 2021

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