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Personal Assistant, (Temporary), Operations, Auckland

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

This is a fixed term role for 12 months.


  • Are you experienced at providing personal assistance and administrative support to senior management in a large organisation?
  • Are you proactive and an excellent time manager with exceptional organisational and communication skills?
  • Do you have a strong customer service ethic and enjoy building relationships, particularly with community groups and Treaty Partners?
  • Do you have a connection with the Department's vision of “New Zealand is the greatest living space on Earth”?
  • Are you looking for a role that will provide you with opportunities for training and future development?


We are seeking an efficient, experienced Personal Assistant to the Director, Operations, based in our Auckland CBD office, for a fixed-term of 12 months. This role will also provide administrative support to the Auckland Conservation Board, a public advisory body which meets several times a year and works closely with the Department of Conservation.


Our ideal candidate will have superior secretarial and administration skills and the ability to prioritise and manage workflows. They will be able to solve problems as they arise, work across a wide range of people, and produce high-quality minutes. Experience working within a distributed Regional team would be an advantage.


In return, we offer a great team and office environment, along with the opportunity to work for one of New Zealand's most desirable government agencies.


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


For more information, please contact Laura Chartres,  or telephone (027) 202 4516, quoting vacancy 400/9601S.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 January 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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