Supervisor (Biodiversity), Renwick | Renwick

Posted on 18-May-2017
Application close date: 05-Jun-2017
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The South Marlborough District has a vacancy for a Supervisor Biodiversity

The team in the South Marlborough District delivers a broad range of terrestrial and marine conservation work from the Conway River in the south to the Mount Richmond Forest Park in the north.  This includes the spectacular Kaikoura coastline, Molesworth Station, where a complex and successful large scale wilding pine control operation is happening, and the Mount Richmond Forest Park.  The District has a diverse range of environments from marine and coastal to alpine.  Kaikoura has the largest marine mammal watching industry in the country and the Department has a Field Base there. The District also includes the Wairau Bar and Boulder Bank which are regarded as the oldest known archaeological site in the country.


Are you someone who is passionate about conserving New Zealand's special flora and fauna?  Are you skilled at supervising staff, prioritising, monitoring and reporting on field activities, and sharing your skills and knowledge with others? The key focus for this exciting, supervisor position is around our biodiversity function.  Proven biodiversity, planning and relationship management skills are a must for the motivated, highly organised and effective person in this role.  The successful applicant will have:


  • Proven and strong supervision skills
  • Strategic analysis and decision-making, great planning and project management skills, be physically fit, have a can-do attitude and is someone who wants to get things done
  • Commitment to Excellence - sets high personal and professional standards; assumes responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of projects, assignments or tasks
  • 4-5 years' extensive experience in the practical management of biodiversity programmes (including marine and threat management). At least a tertiary qualification or equivalent experience and achievements in science or natural heritage management
  • Initiative - develops new, innovative yet practical ideas, rethinking how to approach work. Takes action to achieve results beyond what is normally called for
  • High level of ability to use IT systems, interpret GIS information, complete reports, and produce maps. Full drivers licence and current First Aid Certificate



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


For more information please contact Phil Bradfield,, telephone (021) 2041857, quoting vacancy 400/5220


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 5 June 2017


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