Support Officer | Franz Josef

Posted on 15-Jun-2022
Application close date: 29-Jun-2022
Franz Josef
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  • Are you an administration expert with an attention to detail?
  • Are you well organised, proactive and want to progress your career in a high performing team?



Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive


At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.


He angitūtanga | About the role

We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a diligent and proactive Support Officer, Operations to join our team to provide high quality assistance to the South Westland Operations Manager. The Support Officer role is diverse, giving you the opportunity to experience first-hand the day-to-day activities of the operations teams are and get a feel for what conservation in South Westland looks like!

Based in the Franz Josef office, you will be responsible for supporting the Operations Manager, Senior Ranger's and Supervisor's with day-to-day activities. More predominantly, you work alongside the Operations Manager assisting with administrative tasks such as organising the diary, telephone, emails and other correspondence as appropriate.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a range of other administrative functions, such as initial quality assurance of reports and information with the District Leadership team to assist the Operations Manager to meet required deadlines and business assurance requirements.

On occasion you will be expected to help-out in the Visitor Centre alongside the Visitor Centre team.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

The Support Officer position is primarily office focused and will work closely with the district Leadership Team. If you have experience in a personal assistant or office administration position is highly sought, though if you have the right motivations and ability to complete the work, we want to hear from you!

If you have some of the below experiences, we'd love to see your application:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Suite applications, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • A passion for conservation
  • Be a clear communicator and have the ability to engage both internal and external staff across the motu
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deal with confident/sensitive material with discretion
  • Superb organisational skills and ability to engage with stakeholders across the district
  • The ability to work in a team and be dependant to work alone.
  • Have an attention for detail with strong and accurate written communication
  • Certificate in business/office administration (desirable)


Mō te tīma | About the team

The South Westland team is the second largest operations team in the motu which hosts a diverse team delivering on key conservation projects across the district. You'll work closely with the Operations Manager and alongside our Supervisors, Senior Rangers and Operations staff. You'll also work alongside other key stakeholders including community groups, iwi groups and other key external stakeholders.


Mō mātou | About us

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.


Ko ngā hua | What we offer

We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:

  • Flexible working options where applicable
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general accommodation discounts


Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

The salary range for this position is $53,776 to $68,714 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience


Rā katinga | Applications close: Wednesday 29 June, 5pm

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Will Newbold on 027 267 0355

Taupānga| Job Reference: 400/07405

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement: From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

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