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Treaty and Community Planner, (Temporary), Operations Group, Whangarei

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

The Taitokerau Region is seeking a highly motivated and suitably qualified individual with experience in operations strategy and planning to take up this dynamic temporary position.


In this role you will combine the complex work of relationship management and community engagement delivered by Treaty Partnership and Community Rangers, with the systematic world of operations planning. As the national network of Treaty Partnership and Community Planners is still being built, you will play a crucial role in developing the national standards for Treaty and community planning practices.


The ideal applicant will have experience working with whanau, hapu and Iwi, embellished with excellent interpersonal, communication, engagement and relationship management skills.  An exponent of te reo Māori is an advantage but not essential. If you are; highly self-motivated, an effective communicator, and can build strong relationships with your co-workers then we are keen to hear from you.


In this role you will:

  • Initiate regional strategic discussions and provide a framework to develop an engagement strategy for whanau/hapu/iwi and communities.
  • Support the Northern North Island Operations teams to build their Treaty partnership and community annual business plans.
  • Work with the Treaty Partnership and Community Rangers to schedule the work on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure effective measurement of regional operational performance through thirdly reporting.
  • Build operational discipline and engagement capability in the Northern North Island Region Operations teams.
  • Contribute to the continuing improvement of the national standards for Treaty partnership and community planning.


The appointee will join our DOC whanau based in Whangarei which supports the whole of the Taitokerau Region. This team includes Biodiversity Planners, Recreation Planners, Asset Planners, and Work Officers. As part of a tight Planning team, the appointee will gain full exposure to the diverse types of work in DOC's Operations unit.


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 project description. 

For any queries, please contact Andrea Booth,, ph 027 704 5728, quoting vacancy 400/9320.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 2 December 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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