Recreation/Historic Operations Planner, Operations Planning Unit, Operations, Taupo | Taupo

Posted on 12-Feb-2018
Application close date: 26-Feb-2018
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Do you want to work in a role that supports conservation in the field?

The Department of Conservation has a responsibility to oversee and manage with others more than 72,000 recreational, historic and infrastructure assets with a replacement value of over a billion dollars – everything from huts and other buildings, signage and interpretation, tracks and walkways, bridges and structures, to campgrounds and toilets!  This is an opportunity to help DOC continue to provide these valued assets and the variety of recreational opportunities available to New Zealanders and our international visitors on public conservation land.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team working across the Central North Island region.  Operations Planners play a critical role in ensuring we have effective and efficient recreation and historic asset management.  You will also have knowledge of capital and operational budget management in the Government sector and be skilled in financial planning, budget management and quality assurance.  You will be required to work with Operations staff at all District Offices from the Bay of Plenty south to Whanganui.  There is opportunity to get away from a computer, and into the field to be involved in adding value to work they are delivering.


We are looking for an experienced planner, skilled in the use of prioritisation tools, with a good understanding of visitor asset field operations and sound working knowledge of construction principles and terminology – which you can explain to others.


If you enjoy operational and strategic planning, are skilled at managing computer based management information systems, have experience in analysing data, and have an active interest in outdoor recreation and managing historic sites then this may well be the role for you!


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


For more information, please contact the below quoting vacancy 400/9347 Terry Slee,, phone 027 289 4478 quoting vacancy 400/9347E


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 26 February 2018.

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