Operations Manager, Murihiku, Operations Group, Invercargill

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    3 weeks ago
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  • Category: General Manager/Executive
  • Location: Invercargill
  • Date Advertised: 07-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8400I1
  • Job Title: Operations Manager, Murihiku, Operations Group, Invercargill
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  • Summary:
  • Rare opportunity to lead the unique portfolio of work completed by DOC’s most southern district which includes the subantarctic islands.
  • Permanent full-time opportunity
  • Utilise your exceptional leadership capabilities to drive the success of our dedicated team


Noho hei kaiarataki matua kia whakapikia ngā pūmanawa o tō mātou whakahaere kia mahi tahi me ngāi

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 conservationThe district is composed of extraordinary coastal forests, breath-takingscenery of the Catlins, not to mention the UNESCO World Heritage inscribed subantartic islands!


 He angitūtanga: About the Role

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. You will have strength in operating discipline to ensure the region thrives. Based in Invercargill, this district is an important hub for DOC, and it comes with its own unique complexities and challenges.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

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. 


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

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

The chance to join a large organisation that’s still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent training opportunities. If successful, part of your welcoming into the organisation will include invitation to attend our exciting nationwide induction and ongoing training programs to learn more about the department and make valuable connections with new colleagues throughout the country.

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 close at 5pm on Monday, 2 March 2020

For any enquiry, please contact Aaron Fleming, Director Operations Southern South Island at afleming@doc.govt.nz.

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