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Supervisor, Community, Operations Group, Palmerston North | Palmerston North

Posted on 12-Aug-2019
Application close date: 09-Sep-2019
Palmerston North
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Are you an experienced and passionate people leader?

Are you able to build effective relationships and bring people together drive key conservation outcomes?

Now is an exciting time to join our passionate team. We have an amazing opportunity to lead the community team in the Manawatu district.


As the Manawatu based Supervisor- Community, you will be responsible for leading and developing highly effective community rangers. These rangers are responsible for local engagement. You and your team will work together to develop effective relationships and identify issues and opportunities to ensure the region thrives. You will be working on a range of important projects including the Manawatu Gorge and other fantastic sites we would like to showcase.  


The functions of this role will also include:

  • Delivering on statutory obligations such as processing applications for DOC concessions, assessment of effects and reporting on Resource Management Act (RMA) applications and statutory land administration.
  • iwi relationships; council relationships; statutory advocacy; RMA communication and events.
  • Effective weekly work planning; budgeting; and ensuring quality work delivery.
  • Being a constructive and engaged member of the District's Leadership Team.
  • Enacting the District Community Business Plan.
  • Leading a District team-wide approach to working with others for conservation growth and in doing so, ensuring effective relationships are fostered and deliver real conservation results.
  • Support in developing volunteer conservation projects.


This appointment requires an experienced people leader who is skilled at inspiring, motivating and developing teams who will shape a culture that values continuous improvement.  There is a strong relationship management component to this role, including working with our treaty partner collaboratively and effectively, as well as the community, businesses and others. Ideally you will have good understanding of Tikanga Maori and strong networking abilities. You will also understand and support the priorities of the Department.


Why work for us?

Aside from being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we all offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


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


For any queries, please contact Moana Smith-Dunlop, telephone 027 2029625, quoting vacancy 400/4360 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 9 September 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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