Community Outreach Officer - Predator Free Wellilngton

Posted on 16-Nov-2021  
Application Close Date: 28-Nov-2021
Job Details
Pest Management & Biosecurity
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Reference:
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Job Description

Application Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

Do you have a passion for the outdoors, being involved in Predator Control and conservation in the Greater Wellington region? Want to be involved in the total eradication of rats, stoats and weasels in the heart of the capital city?

Greater Wellington is undertaking a joint project with Predator Free Wellington (PFW) to eradicate predators from Wellington City. We are looking for a Community Outreach Officer to join the team, fixed term until June 2023.

We believe the greater Wellington region is a great place to live, work and play, and we take our role of protecting and enhancing the region very seriously. We have a friendly supportive culture with people who are passionate about doing great work for our extraordinary region.

The Community Outreach role will require you to engage/negotiate approval with landowners/occupiers in Wellington City to use various types of traps and bait stations and other pest eradication tools on their land. This will be an ongoing process throughout various phases of the project through the city. As well as community engagement the role will at times require field work as well as other operational duties that arise.

We are looking for a team player who can demonstrate:

  • Proven experience and interest in pest animal management and/or science qualifications incorporating animal ecology or wildlife management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with confidence to engage with people to negotiate a successful outcome
  • Sound experience using a variety of traps to control pest animals
  • Sound knowledge of our native biodiversity
  • Intermediate knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, systems, data capture devices  and GPS units
  • Good understanding of the statutory acts and regulations that govern this industry
  • The ability to investigate, plan and carry out allocated technical tasks with minimal supervision
  • A high level of physical fitness and be able to carry out physical work in Wellington's urban spaces as well as rugged and remote outdoor environments carrying heavy pack weights

You will need to be self-motivated, have a current full drivers' licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle.

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For any questions on the role, contact John Hambidge, Project Leader – PFW on 04 830 4428 or .

Applications close: Sunday, 28 November 2021

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