Field Operator

Posted on 13-May-2022  
Application Close Date: 27-May-2022
Job Details
Pest Management & Biosecurity
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Reference:

Greater Wellington Regional Council is involved in a joint project with Predator Free Wellington to eradicate predators from the Wellington Peninsula.  We are reinventing what it is to be a field worker in conservation by taking an eradication right into the heart of the capital city.

We have two fixed term positions available for Field Operators to be involved in this project, eradicating rats, stoats and weasels right in the heart of the capital city. Based in Wellington, the roles are fixed term until June 2023.

We are looking for a team player who can demonstrate:

  • a high level of physical fitness able to carry heavy pack weights
  • proven experience in pest animal management and/or relevant tertiary qualifications
  • experience or an interest in vertebrate pest animal management
  • experience in and a passion for the outdoors and wildlife
  • excellent communication skills
  • good public relations skills and an ability to work with a wide range of individuals and organisations
  • sound knowledge of our native biodiversity
  • intermediate knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, systems and GPS units
  • ability to investigate, plan and carry out allocated technical tasks with minimal supervision and direct other staff.

You will need to be self-motivated and have a current full drivers licence.

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

What we offer:

We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does, and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments: -

  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Modern, new offices

 Located in our beautiful Greater Wellington region, offering real work-life balance working close to home.

How to apply:

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

For further information, please contact John Hambidge on 027 6752343.

Greater Wellington has a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination requirement for new employees as part of our health and safety risk management framework. This requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated from their start date. Proof of vaccination status will be required as part of our pre-employment process.

Applications close: Friday 27 May 2022

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