Forestry Management Advisor


Reference: 4691507

Mountains, forests, art and wine meet to create magic at the Top of the South Island. The climate, a beautiful coastline and plenty of opportunity to enjoy outdoor pursuits are just some of the reasons why people choose to live here.

We are seeking an experienced individual to provide high quality technical expertise to the three Council's on matters associated with improving erosion on hill country land under commercial forestry within the Tasman, Nelson and Marlborough regions, and to implement the hill country erosion fund project at Separation Point Granite.

Based in Richmond, this exciting new hands-on role will work closely with a diverse range of forestry industry stakeholders, seeking solutions and providing recommendations on development of council policy and catchment-level planning programs. Other responsibilities will include the provision of advice on planting, harvest forecasting and mitigation of landscape and harvest risks. We envisage this position will involve a high degree of cross council collaboration and routine site visits, therefore frequent travel between Nelson and Marlborough will be required.

The successful candidate will possess strong relationship building skills, and the ability to engage with stakeholders on key issues relating to future forest planning, design and options for land cover change in erosion-prone areas. Your comprehensive practical experience liaising with Councils, Landowners and Iwi will be supported with a relevant tertiary qualification in natural or physical science, civil engineering, industrial technology or similar. You will also have an excellent working knowledge of land and forestry management techniques including environmental legislation relating to plantation forestry and environmental management.

Applications Close: 31 May 2019