Operations Manager

Department of Conservation

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Partner with Whānau/Hapū/Iwi to contribute to conservation in the Rotorua District
  • Are you an Operations leader who can inspire, network and influence?
  • Build strong collaborative relationships

He angitūtanga: About the Role

This is a permanent full-time role that provides leadership for conservation in the Rotorua District.  As an Operations Manager and a senior member of our team you will be well networked and comfortable working with a cross section of stakeholders throughout our region. You will lead our high performing Rotorua Operations team, delivering quality conservation outcomes whilst supporting partnerships throughout the region.

The work of the team focuses on working alongside our Whānau/Hapū/Iwi and wider community stakeholders, including pest control, biodiversity programmes, the maintenance of camping grounds and public walking tracks.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We are looking for a great people leader, with exceptional relationship management skills, someone who is inspiring, motivating and comfortable working with and supporting a highly experienced and dedicated team.  You will be confident to work intimately with whānau/hapū/iwi and have pride in working with the Rotorua community in a local and national context.

Health and safety of staff and visitors to conservation sites is of utmost importance to Te Papa Atawhai/DOC, and this senior role is charged with creating a strong safety-first environment, ensuring there is a positive safety culture and consistent safety practice across all work sites.

The ability to build strong collaborative relationships internally and externally is vital to your success, you will be dedicated to achieving goals and building on conservation efforts in the District.  In many areas, whānau/hapū/iwi and community groups are leading conservation work and these relationships need to be fostered and supported by the Operations Manager.

A level of political astuteness is also required for our Operations Manager, coupled with the ability to identify and provide strategies to manage risk or identify solutions to complex or uncertain situations.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you:

Along with recently being awarded New Zealand's most attractive employer in the public service, people like working for us because we 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;
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work.

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

If you are committed to making a positive impact on the Rotorua region, please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. 

For any enquiry, please contact Melissa Keanemelissa@amytea.co.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 15 March 2020.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.


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