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Pou Matarautaki/Operations Manager, Bay of Islands

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Department of Conservation
Job Category:
Managers
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Bay of Islands
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Posted Date:
29-Oct-2019
Closing Date:
18-Nov-2019
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Job Description

It's hard to imagine a more rewarding job than leading the Operations team in Pewhairangi/Bay of Islands, overseeing the management of public conservation land, waters and native taonga.  The area has great variety, covering Ipipiri (the Bay of Islands itself), Puketi and Omahuta (two significant kauri forests), Rakaumangamanga/Cape Brett and Whangamumu – some of the most iconic destinations in Aotearoa, right at your doorstep.

 

The role

Based in Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, this is an important hub for DOC which comes with its own unique complexities and challenges. There is a strong relationship management component, including working alongside our treaty partner collaboratively and effectively, as well as iwi, community and local businesses. 

You will be responsible for leading the district's operations team to ensure the effective integrated delivery of high quality conservation outcomes.  The health and safety of staff and visitors to conservation sites is paramount, and this role is responsible for maintaining a strong safety-first environment, ensuring there is a positive safety culture and consistent safety practice across all work sites.

 

About you

You will have an outgoing personality, the maturity and confidence to interact with people from all walks of life, and the ability to switch between tasks effortlessly.

There can be times when the workload will be high so you will need to be able to remain calm and focused and work well under pressure.

 

The ideal applicant will have:

  • strong leadership with excellent people management skills
  • outstanding communication skills including the ability to engage with and create synergy across a diverse range of cultural groups including Iwi and community organisations;
  • the ability to inspire and motivate others while fostering a culture which values team work and continuous improvement;
  • a strong understanding of health and safety to enable a positive safety culture;
  • experience in conservation management (desirable but not essential);
  • strengths in operating disciplines and the ability to identify further opportunities to ensure the region thrives.

 

If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for we'd love to hear from you.

 

For any queries, please contact Jenny McLeish jmcleish@doc.govt.nz or telephone 09 470 3300.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a covering letter and CV.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 18 November 2019.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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