Project Coordinator, Kaimai Mamaku Kauri Protection, (Temporary), Operations, Tauranga | Tauranga

Posted on 05-Feb-2019
Application close date: 19-Feb-2019
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

This is a fixed term role until December 2021


Are you someone who is passionate about the conservation of New Zealand's native biodiversity, the provision of high-quality visitor experiences and protecting kauri forests? Do you enjoy forming multiyear plans and supporting teams to complete quality outcomes? If yes, then this could be the job for you.


The Kauri Dieback Recreation Project in Tauranga is tasked with undertaking works to prevent the spread of Kauri Dieback, a fungus-like disease that lives in soil and infects kauri roots.

To protect Kauri in the Kaimai-Mamaku this project involves four interdependent approaches: Track mitigation (track closures, track realignment's, track upgrades) Cleaning station maintenance, fostering behaviour change and enhanced track maintenance.

We are looking for a Project Coordinator that can work and assign work tasks across different teams to meet kauri protection outcome objectives.  


The Coordinator will develop a four-year plan for kauri protection and management and support the Kauri Track Ranger team to deliver programmed outcomes in the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park. The core work will be planning, inter-agency liaison and some field work to inspect on ground operations.


The successful applicant will have some knowledge of the Department of Conservation's vision and its Treaty principles. We are looking for someone who understands the Department's functions and be able to converse freely and respond to information requests from visitors and staff.  At times you will also work to support other functions within the wider team.


Ideally you will have:

  • Experience as a co-ordinator with project management skills
  • Strong advocacy skills to promote ‘Kauri Protection' and you are confident in managing visitor information and interactions.
  •  The ability to build teams and maintain effective relationships with staff, iwi, other govt agencies, community groups, contractors, training providers, businesses and volunteers.
  • A tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience, in natural heritage or conservation management.


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 at the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description. 


For any queries, please contact Jeff Milham on   027 240 5081,  quoting vacancy TEMP 400/3100/2


Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 19 February 2019

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

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