View site in Te Reo

Operations Manager, Murihiku

Operations Manager, Murihiku

Operations Manager, Murihiku

Department of Conservation

Closing Date : 09 Sep 2019

Category: General Manager / Executive
Position type: Permanent

Job reference: DOC/400/8400I

Role Description - Operations Manager, Murihiku.pdf (PDF, 355KB)
Job Specification

Applicant Information Sheet - Operations Manager, Murihiku.pdf (PDF, 1.49MB)
Job Specification

He whāinga wāhi ki te pae ārahi
Noho hei kaiarataki matua kia whakapikia ngā pūmanawa o tō mātou whakahaere kia mahi tahi me ngāi
Kua rite koe ki te kawe kē i te ihu o te waka?

Leadership team opportunity
Play a key leadership role in building our organisations capability to partner with others
Are you ready to make a difference? 

Mō tēnei tūranga

Rare opportunity to lead the unique portfolio of work completed by DOC's most southern district which includes the subantarctic islands.

Now is an exciting time to join the passionate team at Te Papa Atawhai Department of Conservation. We have an amazing opportunity to lead DOC's Murihiku district and significantly contribute to conservation.
The district is composed of extraordinary coastal forests, breath-takingscenery of the Catlins, not to mention the UNESCO World Heritage inscribed subantartic islands!

He kōrero mōu

Based in Invercargill, this district is an important hub for DOC, and it comes with its own unique complexities and challenges. This appointment requires an experienced people leader who is skilled at inspiring, motivating and directing teams who will shape a culture that values continuous improvement.  There is a strong relationship management component to this role, including working alongside our treaty partner collaboratively and effectively, as well as the community, businesses and others.  Experience in conservation management is desirable but not essential.

As the Murihiku Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading the district's operations team to ensure the effective integrated delivery of high quality conservation outcomes.  Importantly, we are looking for someone who can create and identify gamechanger opportunities, and who makes them happen, and who has a strength in operating discipline to ensure the region thrives.

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

As DOC has a strong focus on Health and Safety, this role will also be responsible for leading a safety-first culture across all work sites.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities in the position description.   

For any enquiry, please contact Aaron Fleming, Director Operations Southern South Island at

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.

Copyright Taea Ltd 2013.