Statutory Manager at Department of Conservation, Whangarei
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Are you an individual committed to using your statutory and regulatory expertise to protect and drive improved outcomes for nature?
- Do you have experience strengthening relationships with statutory bodies like Conservation Boards and other regulatory agencies like local government?
- Do you have strengths in working with and influencing others to improve effective and efficient regional delivery through national regulatory systems and processes?
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
An exciting opportunity has become available for the Statutory Manager within the Northern North Island (NNI) Region team. We are looking for a dedicated and collaborative individual to join our team who feels inspired, day in day out and connected to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives.
He angitūtanga | About the Role
The Statutory Manager is part of the Northern North Island leadership team, and a key support role to the Regional Operations Director, providing visibility and advice on our statutory requirements from a regional perspective.
The role provides a key link between our national and regional teams on our regulatory obligations, especially as there is a significant programme of conservation legislation reform over the next few years.
This is a highly collaborative role working with a wide-ranging group of internal and external stakeholders, focussing on driving efficiency and being an honourable treaty partner. You will also work with regional leadership around strategy and implementation of this across our wider operations team.
You will also be responsible for:
- Maintaining the positive relationship and partnership with the region's two Conservation Boards
- Identifying, developing and implementing improvements in statutory processes to drive efficiencies within the region
- Providing expertise and support to our regional leadership and wider team with statutory processes, requirements, and best practise
- Ensuring timelines and deadlines are adhered to
- Overseeing and managing Conservation Board Support Officers, ensuring they have what they need to perform their daily tasks
- Supporting staff with change having a particular focus on Te Tiriti, effective implementation of statutory Treaty claims settlement, and giving effect to our partnership with Māori in a meaningful way.
He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for
As the Statutory Manager, you will have exceptional communication skills with the ability to work across teams with ease. You will be a natural relationship manager with the ability to think strategically and act operationally with a high level of interpersonal skills.
To be successful in this role demonstrable experience working with legislation is essential. Applied knowledge of the Conservation Act, including implementation of S.4 is essential.
Any of the following knowledge/experience is highly desirable, but not essential: RMA, Wildlife Act, Statutory Land Management.
Specialist skills and experience:
- Strong expertise and knowledge of statutory systems, processes, and continuous improvement
- Highly skilled and adept relationship builder with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to review and analyse and draw insights from complex information
- Ability to identify risks and opportunities and evaluate them to optimise decision making.
- Solutions focused mindset with proven experience through to delivery and implementation.
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
DOC has repeatedly won the award for most attractive employer in the public sector. People really enjoy working with us!
We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options where applicable, including flexible hours and working-from-home
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites, visitor centre product discounts, outdoor apparel, and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Avenue)
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – our cultural capability development programme.
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter via our careers website, highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
We expect to appoint someone in the salary range of $91,200 - $131,100, with the final salary dependant on the successful candidate's experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday, 29 January
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries contact Lilly Witcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga | Job Reference DOC/1682615
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Attachment:||Role Description - Statutory Manager.pdf (PDF, 169KB)
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