Field Technician, (Temporary), Threats Unit, Biodiversity Group, Nelson

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    2 months ago
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  • Category: Science/Environment
  • Location: Nelson
  • Date Advertised: 18-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/500/30402TI
  • Job Title: Field Technician, (Temporary), Threats Unit, Biodiversity Group, Nelson
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Are you skilled at field delivery and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others? Does the idea of working across diverse landscapes in forest and bush environments appeal to you?


The Nelson Threats team is looking for a highly experienced person to join the biodiversity team based in Whakutu, Nelson DOC office. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual. As a Field Technician, work will be focused on delivering part of the team’s diverse field research programmes for improving our knowledge of species and ecosystem responses to biodiversity threats.  


You will have defined responsibilities including the ability to lead, plan, and support technical work programmes relating to the delivery of our team’s research programme into improving and developing monitoring methods for assessing outcomes for native fauna and predator assemblages following predator control.


The successful applicant will have

  • Specialist experience/qualifications in ecology.  
  • Strong planning/organisational skills
  • Team player whom can work closely with others to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes across the district.
  • Extensive experience in field-based practical management of flora and fauna or species monitoring.
  • Experience managing a rapidly changing logistical work schedule


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 any queries, please contact Meg Rutledge, or via mobile on 027 306 8479 quoting vacancy 500/30402T.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 25 November 2019.

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