Senior Permissions Advisor | Hokitika

Posted on 17-Jun-2022
Application close date: 03-Jul-2022
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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


We have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and well-organised person to join our permissions team, contributing to the regulatory management of New Zealand's natural resources.

Most activities on public conservation land, or in relation to protected wildlife, marine mammals, or marine reserves, require approval from the Department. Our Permissions team members, located in Service Centres in Hamilton, Dunedin, Christchurch and Hokitika, process these applications. We help to ensure that activities occurring on public conservation land are undertaken in a manner that protects the values of the land and complies with the legislation. 


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As a Senior Permission Advisor your key role will be supporting the application process, and providing technical support to your peers, relating to the management of submitted applications including having pre-application discussions, critical assessment, and analysis of applications through to writing quality reports for a final decision. You will also be directly involved in contributing to improving aspects of how we work, collaborating with others in an inclusive team process environment to ensure professional and high-quality outputs.

You will be directly involved in building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of people, stakeholder groups and industries, and providing professional advice and support to internal and external customers.

This is a permanent, fulltime position. We're open to where you might be based, so please indicate your preferred work location in your covering letter.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We want to hear from you if you:

  • are a confident and able communicator who builds trust with others
  • can demonstrate strong analytical skills and be able to transfer analysis into a professional quality report
  • can manage having a number of tasks on the go and apply work planning and organising tools to make the best use of your time
  • are solution focussed
  • have a background or good understanding of planning/legislative processes


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

The chance to join a large organisation that's still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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

We are looking to appoint this role between $72,610- 92,780 (depending on skills and experience).

Rā katinga | Applications close: Sunday 3 July 2022.

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Judi Brennan,, or telephone 027 4447713, quoting vacancy 400/100431

Taupānga| Job Reference: 400/100431

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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