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Field Team Role – Implementation of Ecological Restoration Works

Wildlands  – Rotorua

Permanent position

  •       Physically fit and enjoy working in our natural environment.
  •       Weed control experience.
  •       Good plant identification skills.
  •       Pest animal monitoring and control.
  •       Planting.

Would you like hands-on involvement with ecological restoration projects in the Bay of Plenty?  Wildland Consultants is a progressive consultancy specialising in ecology, biodiversity and restoration planning and implementation, and committed to the care and enhancement of our natural environment.  We are looking for a Field Team Member to join our ecological restoration field team, based in Rotorua.

This role requires technical, hands on skills and experience in all aspects of pest plant control.  Applicants need to be able to travel away from home for a week at a time on occasions.  This may also include staying away for longer periods during winter. 


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A genuine interest in working in the outdoors and achieving restoration goals.
  • Plant identification skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Pest plant control.
  • Pest animal monitoring/control.
  • First Aid.
  • Growsafe certification.
  • 4WD.
  • Chainsaw qualifications and experience.
  • ATV/Quad bike.
  • A team player and have the ability to work independently.
  • Have a good level of fitness as this is a physically demanding role.
  • A good work ethic and health and safety conscious.

Applicants with a minimum of Introductory/Standard Growsafe and First Aid qualifications will have a distinct advantage.  A clean full driver's license for manual vehicles is essential. Site Safe, Chainsaw Certs, 4WD certs, Controlled Substance Licence (CSL) and ATV qualifications would be beneficial. 

If you have a genuine passion for ecological restoration and wetlands, some relevant experience, and enjoy working in the field, enjoying working as part of a team, and are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, apply today.

Please apply with your CV with a detailed summary of your experience in plant pest control, and any relevant training, and qualifications, including verified copies of current certificates.

We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.


Please send your CV to:

Lesley Fitton
Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 7137
Te Ngae, ROTORUA, 3042

Phone: 07-343-9017
Email: Lesley.Fitton@wildlands.co.nz

Applications close 1 March 2019.  An immediate start is preferable.


Pest Plant and Pest Animal Control Positions

Wildlands  – Auckland

Permanent position


Would you like hands-on involvement with ecological restoration projects in the Auckland Region?

Wildland Consultants is a leading ecological restoration provider committed to the care and enhancement of our natural environment.  Wildlands works closely with a range of clients throughout NZ to plan and implement a multitude of ecological restoration projects.

Wildlands are looking to fill several roles to expand our established field teams at three locations across Auckland. We are seeking a diverse workforce to represent the areas in which we are working.  Therefore we have a range of roles available, from unskilled/inexperienced, to well qualified and experienced staff.  Suitable training and mentoring will be provided as necessary.

 It is essential that you have a willingness to contribute and work as a team, are physically fit (the jobs are physically demanding), and have a passion for working outdoors, in all sorts of weather. The work will also require staff to use agrichemicals (herbicides), animal toxins (poisons), and traps on a regular basis.

Applicants should demonstrate prior experience (if any) in:

  • Working in the outdoors
  • Working in a team
  • Working alone or independently
  • Native and pest plant identification skills
  • Herbicide application skills
  • Pest animal control
  • Decision making
  • Having a good level of fitness as these are physically demanding roles
  • Having a good work ethic.

Applicants with CURRENT Introductory/Advanced Growsafe, Registered Chemical Applicator, Chainsaw, Light Utility Vehicle (LUV), First Aid, Site Safe or Controlled Substance Licence qualifications will have an advantage and should clearly state if they have any of these on their application.

Applicants wishing to apply for a supervisory role should further demonstrate:

  • Health and safety leadership in the field
  • Mentoring staff and undertaking/facilitating internal training
  • Sound pest plant identification
  • Experience with pest plant control methods
  • Proven indigenous plant identification skills
  • Pest animal monitoring and control experience including data collection and management
  • Experience with planning, undertaking and managing restoration plantings
  • Reporting to internal and external clients
  • Client liaison and project management experience.

We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.


For further information please email Jobs.Auckland@wildlands.co.nz

Please apply with your CV, including a detailed summary of your interest, attitude, experience, and copies of any relevant training and qualifications to:

Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 46-299
Herne Bay
Auckland 1011

Applications ongoing.


Intermediate/Senior Consultant Ecologist

Wildlands  – Hamilton

Permanent position

  • Enthusiastic plant ecologist or botanist or fauna ecologist with a post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD).
  • Good writing skills.
  • Committed to providing high-quality ecological advice.
  • Join the team at Wildland Consultants based in Hamilton.
  • Applicants should show a strong interest (passion) and knowledge of NZ ecology, preferably with specialist knowledge in NZ wetland ecology or plant ecology or fauna.


We are looking for an Intermediate/Senior Ecologist to work in our Hamilton office.  The role involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation or fauna, and the ability to identify practical solutions to ecological challenges.  We offer a competitive employment package, together with the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists.  We are seeking an experienced vegetation or freshwater ecologist in this role, however experienced ecologists in other fields of expertise will also be considered.

Working from an established office in Hamilton, the successful applicant will also work closely with our wider team of ecologists around NZ.  The successful applicant will have a proven track record in high quality field assessment and technical reporting.



  • A post-graduate degree in ecology.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand botany and plant ecology, including wetlands and/or restoration biology and ecological management; or other specialist ecological fields e.g. freshwater ecology or fauna.
  • Skills in ecological restoration would be very useful.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate on appropriate technical and commercial levels to a diverse range of current and potential clients.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Further qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Full driving licence.
  • 4WD experience.



  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to our national company objectives.
  • Development of solutions.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.
  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Ensuring that company processes are adhered to.

If you have a genuine passion for botany or ecology, a strong technical background, and are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, register your interest today.

We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.


Please apply in writing with your CV to:

Lesley Fitton
Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 7137
Te Ngae, ROTORUA, 3042

Phone: 07-343-9017
Email: Lesley.Fitton@wildlands.co.nz

Applications ongoing.