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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.

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

Applications ongoing.

Ecologist - Bat Specialist


Permanent position

  • Enthusiastic knowledgeable Bat Ecologist with a post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD).
  • Applicants should demonstrate passion and knowledge of NZ ecology, with specialist knowledge in NZ bats.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Committed to providing high-quality ecological advice.
  • Location – can be based anywhere in New Zealand

We are looking for Bat Specialist to join our nationwide team of dedicated ecologists. Wildlands has offices throughout the country. Wildlands ecologists provide services by applying sound ecological principles with in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna to a range of projects. They also identify and provide 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. We are seeking an experienced ecologist with specialist knowledge of New Zealand bat species for this role.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in high quality fauna surveys and management and technical reporting.


  • A post-graduate degree in ecology.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with New Zealand bats.
  • Holding, or working towards, certification as a Department of Conservation bat worker is desirable.
  • Skills and experience with other New Zealand fauna and vegetation 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 current New Zealand driving licence
  • 4WD experience


  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Development of solutions.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to our company objectives.
  • Project management including client liaison, proposal and tender preparation, and financial control, ensuring effective delivery of projects to a high standard.
  • Maintain and expand our client base and resource management in the bat field.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.

If you have a genuine passion for bats, a strong technical background, and are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, register your interest today. Note the location where the role is to be based is flexible and will be dependent on the successful applicant.

See our website for further information on Wildland Consultants Ltd. We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.

Please apply in writing with a cover letter and your CV to:

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Applications close 28 February 2020

Only applicants who are currently legally entitled to work and live in New Zealand will be considered and responded to.

Senior Consultant Ecologists

Hamilton and New Plymouth

We are seeking two self-motivated Senior Consultant Ecologists to join the Wildlands team: one based at Hamilton and one in New Plymouth. The ideal candidates will:

  • Be an enthusiastic, knowledgeable ecologist/botanist with a post graduate degree (MSc or PhD)
  • Have excellent writing skills
  • Committed to proving high-quality ecological advice

Essential to the applicants success in these roles is to have an in-depth knowledge of NZ vegetation, flora, and fauna, and the ability to identify pragmatic, practical solutions to ecological challenges, and to provide specialist consultancy services.

Some key tasks include:

  • Conducting ecological and environmental impact assessments
  • Provide high-level scientific report writing, including relevant policy and legislation requirements, ecological impact assessment, monitoring and making recommendations
  • Ability to manage projects (or parts of) and budgets to meet time and resource requirements
  • Capability to travel to and undertake fieldwork with minimal support, possible for extended period of time
  • Ability to participate in field-based work, collect and analyse ecological data, and prepare clear, concise, accurate reports in a timely and cost efficient manner.

What we can offer:

An opportunity for you to work on complex and interesting projects, in a fun and challenging work environment, with a supportive team. You will also be rewarded with a market competitive salary.

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

Please apply in writing with a cover letter and your CV to:

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Applications Close: 24 January 2020 at 5pm.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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