Ecological Technician Field Crew


Work outside in nature on some behind-the-scenes ecological plant and animal management projects which make a real difference to Tamaki Makaurau’s natural environment. You’ll need to be fit, and love the outdoors, as you will be working in small teams in some challenging environments spanning across Auckland. There is lots of equipment to play with, so having experience with small equipment, 4W driving, agrichemical handling, and drones would be advantageous.

*This is a permanent, full-time position working Monday to Friday *


A typical week will include

So much variety! On any given day, you may find yourself controlling pest plants on a Council reserve, revegetation planting in one of our many parks or forests, laying bait or monitoring for pest animals, amenity planting and maintenance, or maintaining reserves using a variety of techniques. An early start means an early knockoff, and you will have the support of our in-house training team and experienced managers as you grow your career.

Your skills and attributes

  • Be a team player with a safety-focused attitude
  • Be highly organised, able to follow instructions and be comfortable working alone
  • You will be working in sometimes difficult terrain, so a high level of personal fitness is a must
  • Be competent in the use of handheld devices/technology, and small machinery
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the delivery of revegetation planting, plant and animal pest/environmental management, and knowledge of invasive weeds and their effective control
  • First Level GrowSafe Certification, and Approved Handler Certificate would be an advantage
  • Be experienced in looking after your own gear and equipment, performing maintenance checks as required
  • A full clean NZ Driver’s License (ability to drive a manual vehicle and 4WD off-roading driving is advantageous)
  • A valid First Aid Certificate

What we offer

  • Awesome hours of 7am to 3.30pm, which means you are always home before it’s dark!
  • Competitive salary and guaranteed job security in a well-established New Zealand company
  • Career progression: ongoing training and personal development, and the opportunity for promotion
  • Learn from a highly experienced team who will provide ongoing support and guidance
  • Well-equipped, modern machinery to make the job easier
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discounted gym membership

The fine print

  • To be eligible for this position you must currently be living in NZ and have a legal right to work in this country (i.e. NZ Citizenship, be a permanent resident, or hold full working rights)
  • Candidates will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing, a medical exam, and Ministry of Justice checks as part of the recruitment process (at Treescape’s cost).
  • This is a permanent and full-time position working Monday to Friday 40 hours per week. Additional hours and flexibility are generally available.

About Us

Treescape has been serving kiwis since 1981, and endeavour to lead the industry as Arboriculture specialists with branches across New Zealand and Australia. Treescape are full service, certified specialists in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape and grounds maintenance. We are committed to providing the best health and safe work environment for employees. Our AS/NZS 4801 certification ensures that we work to the highest possible standard of health and safety. We work closely with Safe Work in Australia and WorkSafe in New Zealand for compliance, injury reporting, and other requirements. To know more about us click here.

Treescape is an accredited employer

Treescape is an accredited employer, which means that we can support visa applications under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). For more information, visit Immigration New Zealand. 

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