Supervisor, Biodiversity, Picton

Supervisor, Biodiversity, Picton


Supervisor, Biodiversity, Picton

Details of the offer

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate people leader to join our biodiversity team in Picton.

Thinking of moving to the South Island? We'd understand why! There are fewer traffic jams and beautiful sunrises. If you're already a local, then we're sure you'd agree. It is blessed with a rich heritage, culturally and historically and offers a multitude of outdoor activities from boating, fishing, diving, cycling, bush walks to snow skiing. Think amazing local produce, fresh air, fresh food with plenty of exploring throughout the Marlborough Sounds or further afield!

The role

Now we have your attention let's talk about the role. The supervisor leads our small team of biodiversity rangers on our two staffed islands, Te Pakeka/Maud and Takapourewa/Stephens. You will assist them to plan and deliver their respective biodiversity work programmes. Tasks you oversee include protecting native wildlife, habitats and plants right through to controlling weeds, track maintenance and the islands ongoing biosecurity surveillance. Infrastructure maintenance also is a big element of these island roles.

There will also be capacity to be involved with field work delivery both on the islands and with other field projects within the District.

You will also be responsible for leading the Districts island quarantine programme which is an essential part of offering protection to all the Districts islands unique ecosystems. This will require high attention to detail and organisational skills.

The role will also involve very close liaison with tangata whenua especially with Takapourewa where island co-management exists. To be successful in this role you will have strong relationship management and communication skills.

Working alongside others is crucial in this role, so you will need to be able to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of people both internally and externally. There can be elements of project management and contractor management with a huge emphasis on health, safety and wellbeing.

A bit about you

You will be a natural people leader who is passionate about leading by example and being part of a positive team culture. You could be an experienced people leader wanting a change in your environment, looking for better work life balance where you can bring your transferrable skills to conservation.

We are looking for a supervisor who can mentor, coach and build others through developing skills, processes and a team environment people are able to thrive in. Equally, you are not afraid to be out in the field with the team, perhaps even incorporating management by walk about into your style.

Key skills

Proven experience in leading/supervising others
Demonstrated experience of achieving successful outcomes across a geographically dispersed team
Strong health and safety focus
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Personal attributes including resilience and flexibility
Knowledge or experience in field conservation management would be advantageous
Knowledge or experience in leading the maintenance of a range of buildings and other infrastructure would be advantageous
Full NZ drivers licence

Along with recently being awarded New Zealand's second most attractive employer (first in the public service!) people like working for us because we offer:

Competitive remuneration
A supportive and collaborative work environment
Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program
Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work

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 CV and supporting cover letter.

For more information please contact Phil Clerke at ********** or phone 027 2042149

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday, 2 September 2019.

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

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Source: Trademe_Co


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