Operations Manager

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Great Barrier Island
  • Date Advertised: 25-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9900/1
  • Job Title: Operations Manager
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An exciting opportunity has become available to lead one of DOC’s fantastic Operations teams in a truly unique environment.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

The Aotea/Great Barrier District is part of the Auckland Operations Region, which hosts close to 40% of New Zealand’s population and is a major gateway and destination for international and regional visitors.

As our next Operations Manager for the Aotea/Great Barrier District, you will be accountable for ensuring the effective management of the significant biodiversity, visitor and historic assets within the District. You will play a crucial role linking and involving the work we do with our Treaty partners and the Great Barrier community. You will also help develop initiatives that will grow the social, cultural and economic opportunities for the island and its community.

The role is a three-year posting based on Aotea/Great Barrier Island, with the opportunity to extend a further two years. Accommodation options are available.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

To be successful in this position, you should have a background in conservation management and strong leadership and relationship management skills. You will have a keen desire to achieve meaningful conservation outcomes and work in true partnership with our Treaty partners and key stakeholders. You will also bring a willingness to lead a strong ‘safety first’ environment, ensuring there is a positive safety culture and consistent safety practice across all work sites.


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

A fantastic and supportive working environment, a passionate and engaged team of staff, and a chance to lead meaningful conservation work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Additionally, DOC is the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover of over ten years – we know people really enjoy working with us.


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

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 Andrew Baucke, abaucke@doc.govt.nz, or telephone (027) 281 5638, quoting vacancy 400/9900.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 9 February 2021.

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.