Biosecurity Officer – Kauri Dieback Support

The role

The Biosecurity Officer – Kauri Dieback Support position is part of the Kauri Dieback Team that aims to reduce the detrimental effects of Kauri Dieback on private land throughout Northland. A primary focus of this fixed term role (12 months) is supporting the delivery of site management planning, audit and reporting, and investigating and promoting responsible biosecurity practices.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the biosecurity team with planning and implementation
  • Supporting the biosecurity team with information management
  • Improving the awareness of the disease and assist in mitigating its spread
  • Supporting the Kauri Dieback Programme and carryout ground truthing
  • Assist with investigations and supporting the wider Biosecurity team

The position is based in the sub-tropical city of Whangārei, about two hours drive north of Auckland.

What you will bring

You will ideally have experience in biosecurity, horticulture, forestry or similar and have experience working with Māori and rural communities.

You will have a full drivers licence, be computer literate, and ideally have previous experience in GIS mapping.

You will have experience in pest and disease management and an understanding of biosecurity, Regional Council, or other pest management environments.

We are seeking someone who is motivated about the environment and saving Kauri– someone who wants to be able to look back on each day’s work with satisfaction and gets pleasure from helping people and places to thrive.

Position description

If you want to work in a team that aim to save Kauri and promote forest health, then check out the position description and apply today.

Download the position description (PDF, 509 KB)

You can also pick up a copy from any regional council office or have one sent to you by phoning 0800 002 004

Further information

Enquiries about this position should be directed to the Human Resources Advisor, phone 0800 002 004 or email

Apply online now

Complete your application via our online application form

Application closing date

Online applications close at 4pm on Wednesday, 27 March 2019.