Technical Advisor, Plant Ecology, Terrestrial Ecosystems and Species, Biodiversity, Christchurch

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  • Category: Science/Environment
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 23-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: DOC/500/4411E
  • Job Title: Technical Advisor, Plant Ecology, Terrestrial Ecosystems and Species, Biodiversity, Christchurch
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The Department of Conservation is looking for a Technical Advisor for Plant Ecology to join our team and help us halt the decline of our threatened species and ecosystems. The Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit has flora and fauna specialists spread throughout New Zealand that currently report to three managers, based in Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton. This position is within the Southern Team and will report to Christchurch/Otautahi.


The work of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit is essential within the Department. We provide advice on the presence, threat status and management requirements of indigenous ecosystems and species both on and off public conservation land. The role of plant ecologist in the Christchurch/Otautahi office requires a comprehensive understanding of the indigenous plant species and ecosystems of the Canterbury region. The individual will be able to provide accurate and timely advice to support the management and conservation of threatened plant species and ecosystems in Canterbury and further afield.  You may be required to present expert evidence when the Department is involved in RMA hearings, Board of Enquiry and environment court proceedings. 


You will be able to provide leadership and advice to the senior managers within the Department. You may be required to provide strategic advice and input on work programmes like the Biodiversity Strategy refresh scheduled for 2020 and the Departments Stretch Goals.  You will need to be able to balance a variety of different social and cultural perspectives as we plan our work and support our rangers in the field with the work they do best.


The position is full-time and based in Christchurch, with travel required on occasion.


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


For any queries, please contact James Holborow,, or telephone (027) 2611736, quoting vacancy 500/4411.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 10 December 2018


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