Unique opportunity in Rotorua
Activity based work in the outdoors looking after our evironment
We are looking for someone who loves the outdoors, is physically fit, wants to contribute to looking after our environment and has a good work ethic. You will be ready and willing to get stuck in and learn all aspects of our field operations in a supported environment. The work tasks support flood management and river bank restoration, and include: clearing/de-silting drains, tree clearing, culvert laying and riverbank erosion repairs.
Full training will be provided on the job, along with Health and safety courses. (E.g. 4 Wheel drive training, trailer, chain saw operator, weed spraying, First Aid)
The work is based in Rotoruaand ideally you will live in or close to Rotorua Township.
A love of the environment
Good work ethic, and physically fit to do the work
Good communication skills – you will be dealing with Contractors, member of the public, Iwi and land owners.
NCEA Level 2 or completion of 4 years secondary schooling
A clean and valid driver’s licence including the use of heavy truck and road machinery
Competent machinery operating skills and extensive tractor driving experience
You’ll be joining the Rivers and Drainage Operations whanau who are part of the Integrated Catchments group at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. This team thoroughly enjoy their work in the outdoors and will support you to learn and love it too.
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for land, air and water as well as public transport and economic development. A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment. We manage the effects of people’s use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water. However, we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community.
4 weeks annual leave and 5 Council days at Christmas time
Training and Development on and off the job
Joining a fabulously supportive team
The salary will be in the range of $43,992 - $49,078
How to Apply
Click APPLY NOW or contact Bruce Crabbe on 0800 884 880 for a confidential discussion.
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NB To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand and also a current, valid driver’s licence. As this position is designated as being “safety sensitive”, the successful candidate will be asked to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol check as part of the recruitment.
Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 15 January 2020 and will be accepted online only.