Support Officer Operations (Fixed-Term) (0.5FTE) | Hamilton

Posted on 17-May-2022
Application close date: 30-May-2022
Administration/Office Support
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:
  • Are you after an opportunity to use your administration superpowers to help make a difference for New Zealand's natural flora and fauna? 
  • Do you have a positive attitude balanced with passion to complete tasks and an unrivalled ability to keep track of multiple priorities?


Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive


At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

A new role has been created to provide dedicated support to our Waikato Operations Manager on a part time 0.5FTE, 2-year fixed term contract.  You will be the first appointment to this position which allows you to work closely with the Operations Manager to shape this job into something fantastic.

You will be responsible for providing personal assistant tasks such as diary and email management, information sharing with the leadership team, and carrying out other administrative tasks through utilising DOC's existing systems. An important part of your role is to request and compile additional or supplementary information for the Operations Manager to enable decision-making, fulfil relationships with Māori and to uphold wellbeing and safety.  This role will offer you variety, through the work led by the Waikato Team. Such as working with our Treaty partner, biodiversity, facilities, community, and statutory functions. We also lead freshwater conservation projects.

You will be based in our Te Rapa office for 20 hours per week. Our business hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 4.30pm the 20 hours can be negotiated for flexibility within that boundary.



He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

To be successful in this role you need to have:

  • Solid personal assistant experience gained through PA or administration, roles
  • Organisation skills and attention to detail that will keep your manager on top of timeframes and deliverables, while also being able to adapt with changing situations and priorities
  • Proven experience of working with confidential information, applying initiative, and judgement to deal with critical tasks
  • Outstanding ability to use, apply or learn systems and processes in a large business or government agency environment
  • Superb relationship building and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft suite
  • Understand the work of DOC and how it contributes to New Zealand's future sustainability.



Mō mātou | About us

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.


Ko ngā hua | What we offer

We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:

  • Flexible working options where applicable
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
  • 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



Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

The salary range for this position is $53,776 up to $68,714 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.


Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Monday, 30 May 2022

Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Marie Manley.  

Taupānga| Job Reference: T400/03300/2


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.


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