Geospatial Services Manager at Department of Conservation, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Senior Geospatial national leadership position
- Complex and meaningful work
- Flexible work location
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
The Department of Conservation (DOC), Te Papa Atawhai, express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do.
Public conservation land comprises approximately 30% of New Zealand's total land area. The Department has accountability for conservation in land, marine and freshwater, so the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) toolset is essential in describing performance and informing our decision making. The GIS team works to maximise data utility via appropriate data sharing and publication.
The Geospatial Services team allows users to utilise, analyse, present, and consume integrated spatial and aspatial data to enhance prioritisation, planning, delivery and reporting on conservation outcomes for Aotearoa, New Zealand. The team works to support data collection, curation, visualisations, and insights across the business, and conservation work undertaken by other stakeholder partners. The team also provides support for field operations and emergency responses.
He angitūtanga | About the role
As Geospatial Services Manager, you will lead a geographically dispersed team, with a focus on capability growth, innovation, and development within the team. You will also be responsible for the development, implementation of the GIS operational strategy, and oversee processes and systems that produce consistent, high data to inform DOC programmes.
In this role you will work to embed and develop understanding of how spatial data is used across the organisation. The role will see you work across the business, to better understand data needs and operationalise these requirements. This role provides a great opportunity for variety, learning and development in a rapidly changing and innovative field.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako| Skills and experience
We require an innovative and inspiring leader who has a passion for coaching, motivating, and setting clear direction for your team to reach their full potential, and preferably with experience leading a geographically dispersed team. You will have significant experience and capability in geospatial information systems across multiple platforms and technologies. However, the priority of this role, is to develop and sustain a high performing team. You will also establish and maintain excellent internal stakeholder networks, be confident working with a range of external stakeholders and able to balance competing objectives in a customer focused environment.
Specific skills required:
- People leadership skills to drive innovation and lift capability within the team
- Experience leading geographically distributed teams
- Experience building relationships with customers and aligning technology to requirements
- Knowledge of data management and associated risks
- Experienced supervising geospatial teams to design and develop GIS applications and services
- Geospatial subject matter expertise with advanced technical skills, preferably in the ESRI ArcGIS suite
- Experience managing secure GIS web applications and services
- An understanding of current and emerging geospatial technologies
- Proven ability in supporting the implementation of enterprise level upgrade and replacement projects
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our kaimahi (staff) to bring their unique perspectives to mahi (work), in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options where applicable
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday, 4 December 2022.
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Annie Colebrook, Senior Recruitment Advisor at email@example.com
Taupānga| Job Reference: 1000/46000
COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Conservation|
|Category:||Chief executives & general managers|
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