The core area of work will be undertaking weed control and survey work on the Hen and Chickens Island group.
We are looking for qualified professionals with knowledge and experience in weed control, surveying and offshore island or remote fieldwork. Experience in small boat handling is valuable, and abseil knowledge is desirable.
These positions involve extended periods on isolated islands and require applicants who are able to work unsupervised, as well as motivate other team members. The successful applicants will require excellent communication, and technical skills. A high level of fitness is essential for working on difficult, steep terrain and a positive attitude to Health and Safety is essential.
A knowledge and appreciation for Maori cultural perspectives and Iwi values is beneficial. A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable, but not essential. Basic Word and Excel computer skills are beneficial.
As part of the selection process, short listed candidates will be required to spend 5 days on one of the islands in the Hen & Chicken Island group, familiarising with weed ID and general island work. This trip is scheduled for the 15th – 19th July 2019; applicants must be available to attend this trip to be considered for the positions. The Department will cover on-island expenses for this trip but travel to and from Whangarei is to be met by the applicant.
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, questionnaire form and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.
For any queries, please contact Neil Forrester, email@example.com , or telephone 027 540 6280, quoting vacancy 400/1470T.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 June 2019.
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