Technical Advisor Threats (Island Biosecurity), Threats Unit, Biodiversity Group, Auckland

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  • Category: Science/Environment
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 07-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/500/30306I
  • Job Title: Technical Advisor Threats (Island Biosecurity), Threats Unit, Biodiversity Group, Auckland
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We are seeking an island biosecurity specialist to join our nationally focused Threats unit. Our purpose as a unit is to protect biodiversity by providing science and technical information to help reduce threats to our species and places.


The Department of Conservation manages hundreds of islands within the New Zealand archipelago. New Zealand’s pest free islands are biodiversity hotspots and safe refuge for threatened species. In Budget 2018, the government increased funding to increase DOC’s technical and operational capability for island biosecurity.


The successful applicant will work closely with a small team of Technical Advisors and Senior Rangers to provide technical leadership of this improvement programme. This programme includes coordination of ranger networks, design and delivery of best practice guidelines and associated training, and improved processes for incursion response on islands.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in animal pest or weed management
  • Practical and technical island biosecurity experience
  • Experience and achievement in design and management of technical work
  • Strong communication skills to produce useful technical outputs and advice to a very high professional standard
  • Self-awareness and agility to adapt as the role requirements evolve
  • Demonstrated skills in strategy development (preferred)


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, quoting vacancy 500/30306.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 February 2020.

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