Technical Advisor, Threats, Threats Unit, Biodiversity Group, Hamilton | Hamilton

Posted on 07-Oct-2019
Application close date: 29-Oct-2019
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The Department of Conservation's vision is for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth. It is responsible for some of the most important issues facing New Zealand: how to look after our unique environment in a way that benefits current and future generations. This is an exciting time to join DOC and grow your career within a highly experienced and motivated team environment.


The Role

The Technical Advisor – Threats role requires specialist knowledge of a wide range of control methods and how they are applied to the suppression and eradication of mammalian pests. You will also participate as a subject matter expert on animal pest management training courses and Technical Advisory Groups as well as working with other members of the Threats unit to maintain our animal pest systems and processes.  This is a nationally focused Threats unit which contributes towards the goal of a predator-free NZ. The work of the unit includes advice, research, innovation, and systems development.


A bit about you

As the Technical Advisor – Threats you will be an experienced animal pest management specialist.  You're an innovative thinker who is looking for a new and exciting opportunity to share your knowledge and skills.  You will be a strong communicator, someone who can train and engage with staff as well as provide advice to a range of levels on animal pest control methodology and animal pest management systems and processes. 


Key Skills

  • Pest management experience gained in a similar setting or through working for a commercial provider
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • An ability to convey complex information to a range of people
  • Understanding of toxicology of vertebrate pesticides (preferred)
  • Self-awareness and agility to adapt as the role requirements evolve.
  • A current full driving license


Along with recently being awarded New Zealand's second most attractive employer (first in the public service!) people like working for us because we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work



Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For more information please contact Vicki Wilson, or telephone 0275703759 quoting vacancy 500/30113


Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 29 October 2019


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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