Restoring Rakiura Recruitment
It’s time to be a part of an exciting new project on Rakiura Stewart Island: Restoring Rakiura.
Full-time and Part-time Fixed-term positions available to 30 April 2023
Rakiura Stewart Island is home to a vibrant community of 400 people and abounds in excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. The island’s many beaches, inlets and coves offer top-class diving and fishing, whilst Rakiura National Park (which makes up 80% of the island) provides beautiful forest and mountains for hunting and tramping. Rakiura is home to its own sub-species of kiwi, the Southern Tokoeka, which can be regularly seen cruising around the township of Oban along with other native species such as kākā, kākāriki and kororā. The island is a 20 minute flight from Invercargill or a one hour ferry ride from Bluff.
Jobs for Nature funding from the Department of Conservation has enabled SIRCET to expand its conservation operations in the Halfmoon Bay area of Rakiura Stewart Island.
We are looking for Field Team Leaders (x3) to lead field teams (x4 staff per team) for the Restoring Rakiura project, which aims to reduce pest numbers and problem weeds in the wider Oban area to support and increase native species populations. All roles are primarily field-based.
Field work will be primarily divided between the monitoring and control of animal pests (approximately 1/3 time) and plant pests (approximately 2/3 time). Other field tasks could include native species monitoring, track maintenance, community and school activities, habitat restoration and any other work identified under the Project Plan.
Field Team Leaders: For more information and to apply click here. Closes 24th August.
Field Team Members: Fore more information and to apply click here. Closes 29th August.