Supervisor Biodiversity Monitoring, (Temporary), Operations Group, Hokitika | Hokitika

Posted on 11-Sep-2018
Application close date: 24-Sep-2018
Project Management
Position type:
Fixed Term
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Have you got excellent work planning and people skills and can combine this with experience in biodiversity monitoring?


The Supervisor, Biodiversity Monitoring supervises and undertakes the logistics and annual field work planning for monitoring teams that operate throughout the country.  This position is largely office based although you will get the opportunity to work in the backcountry. 


There will be an element of quality assurance; checking the correct application of methods in the field.  You will be part of a national team and may have responsibilities that extend beyond the location where you reside.


You will be one of two Monitoring team Supervisors based in Hokitika and be required to work closely with your colleague for delivery of field operations.


This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week with the length of contract being three years.


The successful applicant will have the following skills/experience:

• Good communication skills and the ability to get on with people, as well as supervise and lead a team
• Excellent planning, organisation skills and attention to detail
• Ability to cope with the changes that come from organising field programmes
• Good backcountry skills
• Physically fit
• A range of monitoring experience
• Be prepared to spend time away from home
• Computer skills with confidence in Excel and Word


GIS experience is an advantage.


Specialist skills and experience within a few of the following areas is desirable:

• Bird identification, preferably 5 minute bird counts
• Animal pest monitoring, preferably ungulate pellet counts and possum RTC
• Plant identification, preferably experience in 20x20 plots
• Data management and reporting skills
• Contract and/or project management skills
• Experience in managing and leading large field programmes.


A tertiary qualification in science or natural heritage management is desirable.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


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


For any queries, please contact Mike Perry,, or telephone 06 350 6221, quoting vacancy 400/94T1.


Applications close at 5pm 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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