Myrtle Rust Programme Manager, (Temporary), National Operations, Wellington | Wellington

Posted on 07-Aug-2017
Application close date: 21-Aug-2017

The Department is blessed with the responsibility to oversee and manage with others the natural heritage across New Zealand.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team working across the country with both staff and other organisations and people protecting out natural heritage from the threat of myrtle rust.

We need an experienced programme manager to lead our myrtle rust team as we develop DOC's science and operations work plans for this MPI-led response. The purpose of the role is to lead the team to develop and deliver specific, effective and cost-efficient work plans for science and operational delivery, in response to myrtle rust.

The required work includes science and research, operational guidance, communication and engagement. DOC has responsibilities to support surveillance and monitoring of myrtle rust and preventative measures such as seed collection to protect taonga species.

We are looking for an experienced programme manager, with great leadership skills, a collaborative approach, a good understanding of field operations and sound knowledge of biosecurity work.

The programme manager will also be responsible for high level external relationship management, including at the ministerial and senior DOC leadership level and with tangata whenua.

Technical experience in biosecurity or conservation management is desirable.

If you are skilled at forming teams and developing staff, have experience in managing complex work programmes in an uncertain environment, and have an active interest in our natural heritage, 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 project description.

For more information please contact Leigh Romanos,, or telephone 027 366 3828 quoting vacancy 400/95T1  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 August 2017.

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