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Regional Administration Officer, Corporate Services Group, Palmerston North

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Are you a very organised and capable senior administrator who loves a challenge and enjoys creating a great team environment?


If yes, this is the job for you!  Join us as one of our senior Administration Officers.


You'll play a vital technical leadership role within the Administration team to ensure the effective integrated delivery of high quality conservation outputs regionally and nationally.


You'll work as an integrated part of a wider regional Administration team and be responsible for:

• providing essential administration services in support of local managers and teams

• coaching and supporting Administration team members and managing and administering assets, records and databases as required

• providing advice to the Administration Manager and the wider team on administrative systems and processes

• quality assurance reviews to ensure that the work of others meets organisational standards

• co-ordinating and reporting on regional activities for the facilities and fleet centre led teams

• supporting month end financial processes such as variance/forecast analysis and SAP budget updates

• overseeing and coordinating regional health and safety planning and reporting processes such as annual assessments


The ideal applicant will be a reliable team player with:

• considerable knowledge and experience in office administration including basic accounting principles/skills

• the ability to deal with confidential/sensitive material with discretion

• a thorough knowledge of the Microsoft suite of applications, Word, Excel and Outlook

• the ability to organise work and meet timeframes

• a certificate in business/office administration or equivalent experience

• the ability to use initiative and independent judgement to deal with critical tasks

• experience and success in anticipating and solving problems

• excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Full drivers licence


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For more information, please contact Diane Oliver,, VPN 6956 or telephone 027 607 5533, quoting vacancy 100/3405.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 November 2017


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