RMA Planning Internship, Operations Group, Hamilton | Hamilton

Posted on 10-Sep-2018
Application close date: 24-Sep-2018
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

The RMA Planning team is a busy, high performing team responsible for DOC's RMA advocacy function.  Work includes analysis and submitting on statutory planning documents and notified resource consent applications, and provision of expert advice internally.


The intern will assist with:

• Developing an ‘RMA Wiki' containing policy, guidance and process information related RMA to support staff to do their work
• Researching planning provisions in regional and district plans
• Researching Environment Court case law
• Assisting with advice on s95E requests from Rangers
• Creating templates of common DOC submission points on regional and district plan topics.
• Analysing submissions by other parties on regional/district plans to assist with the preparation of further submission by DOC.


You will learn about working in a large public service organisation, and gain an understanding of the role the Department plays in resource management in New Zealand.


To succeed in this role, you will:

• Have some interest in natural resource management
• Have some background in research and policy analysis
• Be familiar with the Resource Management Act 1991
• Be organised and professional
• Adopt different strategies to solve problems
• Get on well with a wide range of people, and keen to get stuck in and contribute to the success of the team.


To be eligible for an internship you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident AND a full-time student in 2018 at one of the following universities:

• University of Auckland
• Auckland University of Technology
• University of Waikato
• Massey University
• Victoria University of Wellington
• University of Canterbury
• Lincoln University
• University of Otago.


Preference will be given to students who have completed at least two years of study.


You will ideally need to be available for 14 weeks between November 2018 and February 2019.


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


For more information, please contact Amy Robinson, arobinson@doc.govt.nz, 027 567 2408 quoting vacancy 400/920T1.


Applications close at 5 pm on Monday, 24 September 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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