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Personal Assistant/Administrator, Legal Services Unit, Corporate Services Group, Wellington

Department of Conservation
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Do you enjoy working to support others to be successful – do you always put the customer first, and strive to provide a professional service? If this sounds like you, the Department of Conservation wants to talk to you about a fantastic opportunity based in Conservation House, Wellington.


We are seeking an experienced, organised, capable Personal Assistant who loves working with people.


You will be part of the Legal Services team who are vital to the operation of our organisation. You will be a self-starter that supports conservation growth and being the focal point of the legal team will mean that you will need to react to requirements from the Chief Legal Advisor & Legal Service's Managers as well as the broader legal team and across a range of teams in the Department.


We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • a qualification in business/office administration or equivalent experience
  • proven ability to deal with confidential/sensitive material with discretion
  • strong communication & relationship building skills
  • experience with Dictaphone typing or willingness to learn
  • an understanding of the work of the Department and how it contributes to New Zealand's future sustainability
  • high level organisation skills, the ability to deliver on time and solve problems as they arise
  • a thorough knowledge of Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • experience working in a legal department is desirable.


In return we can offer you a great team environment and the opportunity to contribute to New Zealand being the greatest living space on Earth.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

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/project description. 

For any queries, please Monica Winder,, or telephone 027 324 112, quoting vacancy 100/2003.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 16 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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