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Biosecurity Officer

Āpiha Ao Koiora

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Biosecurity officers check areas of land for harmful animals or plants and arrange for, or help with, pest destruction and control.

Pay

Biosecurity officers with one to three years’ experience usually earn

$50K-$60K per year

Biosecurity officers with more than three years’ experience usually earn

$60K-$100K per year

Source: NZ Biosecurity Institute, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a biosecurity officer are good due to increasing demand for their services.
A biosecurity officer in the bush releasing privet lace bugs

A biosecurity officer releasing insects used to control a weed species

Last updated 28 September 2018