Regional Visitor Planner, Heritage and Visitors Unit, Policy and Visitors, Nelson or Invercargill | Nelson

Posted on 03-Dec-2018
Application close date: 17-Dec-2018

Do you want to be a key part of shaping how New Zealanders and international visitors connect with nature and heritage in the future?


More and more people are enjoying New Zealand's conservation lands and waters. That's great, but it brings real challenges around connecting people with these precious places while still conserving them.


To help us look after New Zealand's awesome natural and historic heritage we are creating a team to seize the opportunity to grow peoples' connections with our precious places in a way that ensures conservation values are preserved.


So, if you are a passionate, experienced recreation planning professional we would love to have you join us in the department's Policy and Visitors Group. You will be working with councils, stakeholders and communities to develop collaborative plans focused on recreation and tourism at key high-pressure locations across New Zealand.


To be successful you will have proven leadership ability, relationships built on integrity and clear communication skills and an engaging personality.  These attributes will complement your significant knowledge and experience in spatial planning, development of long term plans, sound knowledge of visitor/ recreation management within natural settings, demonstrated ability to lead complex projects, and experience engaging with whānau, hapu and iwi.


In addition, you will be a team player who is proactive at working with others, able to understand other's views and can secure mutually beneficial outcomes.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new team that will see us greatly increase the focus on working across agencies to achieve outcomes for conservation and for visitors. 


The location of these roles are based near or within easy travel of known planning locations, some domestic travel may be required.

Interviews for this vacancy will happen in January 2019.


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


For any queries, please contact Vicki Wilson, , quoting vacancy 800/4204.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 December 2018.


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

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