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Supervisor, Biodiversity, Operations Group, Dunedin

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Are you a team leader who enjoys working with people to produce results?


We are looking for a Supervisor for our Operations team based in Dunedin. You will be part of the Coastal Otago District Leadership Team, supporting the Operations Manager to achieve their annual work programme. You will be leading a team of five undertaking a range of biodiversity programmes.  


You will have responsibilities including:

  • Leading and supporting rangers, including work planning and delivery of the planned biodiversity work.
  • Working with Tangata Whenua and key stakeholders to deliver conservation gains.


To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Strong and proven team management and leadership
  • Excellent relationship skills and a proven ability to operate collaboratively
  • Previous experience planning and implementing biodiversity work
  • Strong conservation field work experience
  • Proven ability working with key stakeholders to achieve shared outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organisational and coordination skills and experience.
  • Proven ability to recognise new opportunities, ideas and trends, and use them to best advantage.
  • Skills in coaching, training and supporting staff and the acquisition of technical knowledge.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

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

For any queries, please contact Annie Wallace 027 499 5180

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 February 2020.

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

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