Freshwater and Biodiversity Advisor

Job type: 
Whanganui or Ohakune
New Zealand
Apply By (date): 
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 17:00



Applications are being sought for the following role ……
Freshwater and Biodiversity Advisor
Horizons are looking for a motivated high achiever to join the Freshwater and Biodiversity Teams working on environmental initiatives to improve water quality and biodiversity in our region.
This permanent full time role can be based in either Whanganui or Ohakune.
In this largely field-based position, you will work with landowners and key stakeholders to advise on, facilitate and/or implement a range of projects. These include riparian fencing and planting; priority wetland and bush remnant protection and monitoring; aquatic habitat restoration; as well as assisting with a variety of community projects and planting days.
The successful applicant will have strong empathy with the rural community, excellent communication, organisational and relationship building skills, and will have the responsibility and delegation to deliver projects on the ground.
To undertake this role you will need a sound working knowledge of water quality and biodiversity issues and solutions, practical skills around establishing native plantings, as well as an understanding of pest control.
Candidates should hold a suitable bachelor degree, or at least two years of relevant experience. A proven track record of working with farmers, iwi and community groups is preferred, as is experience with managing contractors, and a good working knowledge of health and safety legislation. A full drivers’ license is essential and experience with four-wheel drive vehicles is also an advantage.
Applications close 5pm Sunday 25 February 2018.
Sound like what you are looking for?
For information on this role, including a job description please click link or contact our Receptionist on Freephone 0508 800 800
The Horizons Region extends from Tararua in the east to Whanganui in the west, down to Horowhenua and up to Ruapehu. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 220,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council, we work to make our Region a great place to live, work and play.