Principal Advisor, Climate Change Mitigation at Department of Conservation, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Use your passion and knowledge to help mitigate climate change throughout Aotearoa!
- Take advantage of a range of development and training opportunities across the organisation!
- 4 weeks + 3 days annual leave per year, with flexible working supported.
- Permanent, full-time role based in Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington, or Takaka.
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes
- managing threats and adverse impacts
- being a voice for conservation
- connecting people to nature.
He angitūtanga | About the role
The Integrated Planning and Reporting team is seeking a Principal Advisor, Climate Change Mitigation to lead DOC's climate change mitigation work programme. This role will also lead DOC's carbon emissions measurement, verification, and carbon reduction initiatives. A key part of the role will be providing technical advice relating to climate change mitigation and emissions reductions.
An understanding of carbon accounting and waste minimisation would be a useful background as part of DOC's programme to drive down emissions, and move to a sustainable, low-carbon operating model.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We are looking for someone to complement our friendly team. The team enjoys working collaboratively together, is open to new ideas, shares the workload, and likes having a laugh. The team works together to support specialist interest areas and play to each other's strengths.
The ideal applicant will:
- have experience in leading climate change mitigation and carbon reduction initiatives
- be knowledgeable in legislation and policy approaches driving emissions reductions and environmental sustainability in New Zealand
- be passionate and knowledgeable about climate change mitigation and environmental sustainability
- have knowledge and experience in carbon accounting and initiating complex projects
- a Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, earth science, environmental science, or equivalent expertise.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- flexible working opportunities suited to your role
- career development, secondment and training opportunities to help you realise your goals
- study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance
- great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $105,453 to $133,636 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 7 June 2023
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Marie Kealey, Recruitment Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga | Job reference: DOC/1718751
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Conservation|
|Category:||Science and Environment|
|Attachment:||Role Description - Principal Advisor, Climate Change Mitigation.pdf (PDF, 643KB)
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