Biodiversity Field Operator
LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN BIODIVERSITY?
Are you keen on working and playing in the outdoors? Looking for a career that adds value to New Zealand’s biodiversity values and allows your recreational interests to flourish? Want to add practical skills and experience to your tertiary qualifications?
If the answer to any or all of the above is yes, then Epro has an employment opportunity that will meet your needs and provide challenges.
Epro is a progressive, privately owned, high performing pest management company committed to delivering specialised services to our clients and achieving quality results. We have experienced consistent success and enjoy working hard as a team. To continue our journey, we have created an exciting opportunity for suitably enthusiastic and well-motivated individuals to join our successful team.
We have been providing animal pest control services to a range of clients including TBfree New Zealand Limited, forestry companies and regional councils for 20 years from our Taupo base.
Due to exciting opportunities in the industry, including Predator Free NZs aspirational goal of having New Zealand predator free by 2050, we now have vacancies for Field Operators to join our Taupo based team.
This role can be physically demanding and is an all year, all conditions role so you will need to be:
▪ physically fit
▪ competent and confident working in the outdoors
▪ able to work unsupervised or in small teams
▪ passionate about improving our natural environment
▪ a team player
▪ willing to stay away from home as and when required to complete allocated tasks.
As well as this you would ideally have:
▪ completed a course of relevant tertiary study; this position would ideally suit students studying in an environmental / ecology / conservation field
▪ a clean class 6 licence; minimum class of Restricted and ability to gain Full
▪ experience working outdoors or have a background in farming, hunting, working in the rural environment or other outdoor activities
▪ previous pest control experience (possums)
▪ a focus on Health and Safety.
Other attributes that would be an advantage but are not preclusive as full training will be given to successful applicants would be:
▪ NZQA Unit Standards in Motorcycle, LUV or 4WD use
▪ an Approved Handlers or Controlled Substances Licence
▪ a Comprehensive First Aid Certificate
▪ ability to use electronic devices such as GPS and personal digital assistant (PDA) units, or the ability to develop competency.
Applicants must be honest and reliable, presentable and be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
The position is full time, normal hours of work are 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday with some weekend work required at times, (overtime paid for pre-approved extra hours at normal hourly rate).
This role will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to:
▪ experience a role that contributes to New Zealand’s aim of being predator free and contribute to overall biodiversity gains from pest control activities in general
▪ develop skills to enhance your ability to apply for future roles in environmental or conservation-based employment
▪ live and work in an outstanding outdoors environment beside the Great Lake.