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Wild Life Reserve Team Member

Napier, New Zealand

Reference: 5543948

Permanent position working 42½ hours per week (Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30am and 4.30pm - depending on the season)

We have a vacancy for a self-starter who enjoys working outdoors in a variety of work to join the Napier City Council's Parks and Reserves Team.

This role is responsible for the maintenance and presentation of the wild life and other reserves within the Napier area. To be considered for this position, you must have a genuine interest in keeping our reserves looking in top condition for our community. You will be experienced with equipment such as mowers, weedeaters, chainsaws and hand tools. You will also be able to undertake light repairs to playground equipment if required.

Other key requirements for this position:

  • A current Drivers Licence (essential)
  • A very good level of fitness, able to lift heavy objects
  • Accustomed to manual work with previous experience in a labouring role
  • Reasonable level of literacy and attention to detail
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Mechanical knowledge and/or experience of machinery maintenance.
  • Able to drive and operate tractors

If this sounds like you, and you look forward to getting stuck in to a role where no 2 days are the same, we want to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Napier City Council is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.

Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing, and, for some roles, health screening.

If you are ready for this opportunity, then we encourage you to apply now. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close this advertisement when we have found the right person.