Biosecurity Field Operator Pest Plants

Posted on 05-Jul-2019  
Application Close Date: 19-Jul-2019
Job Details
Upper Hutt
Pest Management & Biosecurity
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

Are you passionate about protecting our environment and looking for an exciting and rewarding role? Do you want to play an important part in protecting Greater Wellington's region from the exotic plants threatening our parks, reserves, wetlands and other environments?

We are looking for an Upper Hutt based Biosecurity Field Operator - Pest Plants to help us protect these environments by undertaking functions as described in Greater Wellington's Regional Pest Management Plan and other related duties focusing on surveying and controlling pest plants in some of the regions highest valued biodiversity sites and regional parks.

To be considered for this role you will be expected to:

  • Have working experience in controlling pest plants and / or relevant experience in a related biosecurity / biodiversity field
  • Either be able to, or be willing to handle and apply hazardous substances, including the ability to obtain appropriate certification as required
  • Be physically fit, and to be able to work and navigate in a range of outdoor situations
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word programmes (experience in GPS and GIS systems an advantage)
  • Have a strong team work ethic with experience working in a small team, but also possess an ability and a willingness to work autonomously
  • Have a current full licence to drive a car (quad or LUV riding experience an advantage)


You will require excellent people skills, especially when dealing with landowners, community groups and stakeholders. You will need to be organised with a desire for doing the job right the first time.

Greater Wellington offers an attractive workplace in a friendly and supportive environment.

To apply for this position please view the job description and apply with a cover letter and CV via the link below.

For further information on the role contact Gary Sue, Team Leader Pest Plants on 04 830 4414.


Applications close: Friday 19 July 2019