biosecurity champion


Job Description:


If you are passionate about keeping Aotearoa/New Zealand’s flora, fauna, and natural resources clean and green, or if you have an interest in biosecurity then this will be the role for you! We are seeking reliable individuals who want to protect this beautiful country. Serious biosecurity issues, including Kauri dieback disease, rodents, and plague skinks to name a few, are affecting Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland’s landscape, and we want you to be a champion to prevent any more damage.

You will be educating visitors hiking through Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland’s tracks and traveling to the Hauraki Gulf Islands on the importance of preventing the spread of pests and diseases. As a Biosecurity Champion, you will provide friendly education and advice to increase awareness of these issues, and the positive action we can all take individually. This is an important role that will allow you to be an advocate for Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland’s natural environment, taonga and our collective wellbeing. With the potential for ongoing work into 2022, this is the perfect opportunity to take on exciting summer work and kick-start your new year.

Being a Biosecurity Champion means you will be stationed at popular tracks in local and regional parks across Tāmaki Makaurau, and/or at key waterfront ferry and boat departure points. You will be scheduled on a seven-day roster and will be required to work weekends and public holidays, starting from 13th December 2021 to April 2022. All Champions must also be comfortable working solo, be outdoors all day and sometimes in remote locations.

Key responsibilities

Engaging with people in meaningful conversations, and educating visitors to tracks, parks and islands

Encouraging best biosecurity practices, such as checking and cleaning shoes, bags, gear and vehicles

Collecting data and reporting this to the Biosecurity Champion Coordinator

Reporting any issues and non-compliance immediately to the Biosecurity Coordinator

Monitoring availability of information material and distributing collateral as needed

Attending briefings and training sessions as required

The ideal candidate

Has a demonstrated interest in Aotearoa’s biosecurity and conservation issues

Has access to a reliable means of transport

Has a reliable smartphone

Is an organised and reliable worker

Has strong communication and people skills and an interest in manaakitanga

Has an outgoing and engaging personality

Can problem solve effectively and make key decisions in a timely manner

Is able to work around a 7-day roster

Is able to work around a 7-day roster

What we can offer

Opportunity to build customer service skills

Training and support throughout the assignment

Opportunity to develop your skills and experience further

If this sounds like you then please click apply now. We will then send you an application form and more details about the recruitment process.

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Posted on: 

15 november 2021