Supervisor, Biodiversity/Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, Auckland | Auckland

Posted on 30-Sep-2019
Application close date: 30-Oct-2019
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These roles within DOC are rare!  Three of the operational areas we deliver on conservation across Aotearoa are the Biodiversity, Recreation and Historic work streams and for an opportunity to lead a team in all three fields, and in Auckland, doesn't come around every day.


The role

As a natural leader, a key part of your role will be to inspire, support and coach our people to perform, build their capability and preserve a great team culture. Your passion for making a positive impact for conservation will shine through, inspiring your team to continuously strive to deliver bigger and better environmental outcomes for the region. 

We have a huge emphasis on health, safety and wellbeing with staff and contractors. From any day to another the team you're leading are out in the field monitoring and protecting native wildlife, habitats and plants, tracks and track maintenance as well greeting visitors and providing biosecurity to island visitors.

The home base for this role is located at the top of the historic North Head site which provides 360 degree views of Tāmaki Makaurau.  Your team are located on each of the Auckland inner islands including Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau Island, Little Barrier and Motuora. 


A bit about you

You will be an experienced or an up-and-coming leader demonstrating your capability in building people's capacity, lifting performance and engagement.  Ideally you have a background in biodiversity, wider ecology or conservation management, however a passion in this area is just as important.

We are looking for someone with superb communication and stakeholder management skills to enable you to work across the whole DOC whanau, with our mana whenua partners, community groups, private landowners, schools and non-government organisation's to support best practice conservation practices and outcomes. 

You may 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. 


Key skills

  • Relevant experience in management, leading, mentoring and coaching teams
  • Management across a geographically dispersed landscape
  • A tertiary qualification or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with Iwi and community groups.
  • Proven ability to plan and report on your own and others work programmes efficiently.
  • Personal attributes including resilience and flexibility
  • Knowledge or experience in field conservation management would be advantageous
  • Full NZ drivers licence


What We Offer
You will enjoy being part of our expert, committed and capable operations team. Our priority is providing the best possible working environment for our staff which includes a focus on employee wellbeing and career progression opportunities.
You can expect a competitive salary and work in a flexible and supportive work environment.


Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  If you have any further queries, please contact Scott Antcliff, Operations Manager on phone 027 273 8902 or


Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.  Interviews for this role will be held on Friday 15 November in Auckland.


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

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