Biodiversity Planner, Operations Planning Unit, Operations Group, Nelson

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    5 months ago
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  • Category: Operational Planning
  • Location: Nelson
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9385I
  • Job Title: Biodiversity Planner, Operations Planning Unit, Operations Group, Nelson
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The Department is blessed with the responsibility to oversee and manage with others the natural heritage across New Zealand.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team working across the region and at places with both staff and other organisations and people protecting out natural heritage for future generations.


We have a vacancy in our regional planning team for an experienced Biodiversity Planner. The purpose of the role is to support the Departments Natural Heritage information systems and provide advice to our Operations teams on natural asset conditions and site management. You will also be involved in developing effective and cost-efficient biodiversity work programmes and work plans.

We are looking for an experienced planner, skilled in the use of information systems, with a good understanding of biodiversity field work, and sound knowledge of ecosystem principles and processes – which you can explain to others.


The ideal applicant will have excellent relationship management skills and knowledge of indigenous biodiversity across a range of ecosystems and processes. Familiarity with the biodiversity values and related work within the Northern South Island Region would be a further advantage.

If you enjoy working with others in a support role, are skilled at using computer- based planning systems, have experience in analysing data, and an active interest in biodiversity management, then this may well be the perfect role for you!


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 role description.

For more information please contact Andrew Cudby via email, (, or phone, (027) 203 9296, quoting vacancy 400/9385.  

Applications close at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 November 2019.

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