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Senior Regional Visitor Planner, Heritage and Visitors Unit, Policy and Visitors, Nelson or Invercargill

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Do you want to be a key part of shaping how New Zealanders and international visitors connect with nature and heritage in the future?


More and more people are enjoying New Zealand's conservation lands and waters. That's great, but it brings real challenges around connecting people with these precious places while still conserving them.


To help us look after New Zealand's awesome natural and historic heritage we are creating a team to seize the opportunity to grow peoples' connections with our precious places in a way that ensures conservation values are preserved.


So, if you are a passionate, experienced recreation planning professional we would love to have you join us in the department's Policy and Visitors Group.


To be successful you will have proven leadership ability, relationships built on integrity, clear communication skills and an engaging personality.  There are key skills that you must have to compliment your superior people skills including:

  • Advanced level spatial planning skills learnt from real world planning experience
  • Significant experience developing strategic plans with a long-term vision, objectives and benefits
  • Strong ability to generate innovative and sustainable solutions through working with others
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects and reviewing large scale projects
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience engaging and working in partnership with whānau, hapu and iwi
  • Advanced understanding of visitor management within protected areas
  • Experience developing frameworks, best practice and processes
  • Proven ability to build and leverage trusted relationship skills to work collaboratively with other organisations such as local authorities

In addition, you will be a team player who is proactive at working with others, able to understand other's views and can secure mutually beneficial outcomes.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new team that will see us greatly increase the focus on working across agencies to achieve outcomes for conservation and for visitors. 


The location of these roles are based near or within easy travel of known planning locations, some domestic travel may be required.

Interviews for this vacancy will happen in January 2019.


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


For any queries, please contact Vicki Wilson, , quoting vacancy 800/4205.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday. 17 December 2018


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

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