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Kauri Dieback Advisor - Infrastructure

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Employer:  Auckland Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Auckland, New Zealand (Show on map)
  • Are you passionate about the environment?
  • Conserving our natural heritage for future generations
  • And you want to make a difference?


The opportunity


We’re recruiting to our team tasked with protecting our precious kauri from kauri dieback disease. The Natural Environment Targeted Rate is investing heavily in our kauri programme over the next ten years and we need skilled, enthusiastic practitioners to deliver on our promises to reduce the risk of kauri dieback spread and make sure we preserve this taonga for future generations.

We’re looking for a Kauri Dieback Advisor to support the delivery of kauri protection infrastructure projects across our parks, which includes upgrading tracks, hygiene and vehicle washdown stations. Working with other departments, mana whenua and partner organisations, you’ll focus on providing technical kauri dieback mitigation advice to departments working on parks and prioritising infrastructure upgrade requirements 


About you


You’ll have a keen interest in kauri dieback, coupled with relevant experience in biodiversity conservation or biosecurity. You’ll also have previous experience developing operational plans and contracts for infrastructure or biodiversity projects. A natural collaborator, we’ll value your excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships and rapport with a wide variety of customers and stakeholders. You’ll also have a high level of knowledge of kauri dieback mitigation methodologies or of relevant infrastructure solutions.

What we offer


You will enjoy being part of our expert, committed and capable Environmental Services team.   Our priority is providing the best possible working environment for our staff which includes a focus on employee wellbeing and career progression opportunities.   Joining Environmental Services will provide you with the opportunity to work across the whole council family, with our mana whenua partners, community groups, private landowners, schools, non-government organisations and central government to support best practice conservation practices and outcomes. This is a once in a career opportunity to be part of an exciting programme of work which will improve Auckland’s precious natural environment for current and future generations.  

You can expect a competitive salary and work in a flexible and supportive work environment.  You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.

Take the next step in your career and embrace this fantastic opportunity to leave your legacy on Auckland!  Apply now via the link.

Applications close 23rd September 2018.

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Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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