Environment Officer


Taranaki Regional Council is committed to the sustainable use, development and protection of the region’s natural and physical resources for the present and future benefit of Taranaki. 

The role of Environment Officer will implement field activities associated with the Council’s biosecurity and biodiversity policy, strategies and plans.  These plans include the regional pest management plans for Taranaki and Council’s biodiversity strategy. This position has a focus on Council’s biosecurity operations along with some involvement in our site led biodiversity programme.  We are ideally looking for someone with a strong pest plants background.

You will be a leading contender for this interesting and challenging position if you have:

  • an appropriate tertiary qualification and relevant experience in biosecurity /pest plant and animal management ;

  • proven knowledge of field techniques in biosecurity and/or biodiversity monitoring and management;

    • an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals;

    • work effectively as a team member; and

  • strong computer literacy.

Based on relevant work experience you will have a good understanding of biosecurity and biodiversity monitoring, an understanding of the Biosecurity Act 1993 and the Resource Management Act 1991, along with excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Like to know more?

Taranaki Regional Council offers an attractive workplace in a friendly and supportive environment.  More details, including the job description, are available on our website www.trc.govt.nz.  For any further information, please call Karen Smylie, HR Manager on (06) 765 7127. 

Applications close on Wednesday 27 June 2018 and must be made directly through our website www.trc.govt.nz/council-jobs

Permanent Full Time

Job no: FNAL87302

Location: Stratford

Closing Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018