Principal Advisor Whakautu, (Temporary), Biodiversity Group, Wellington

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/500/3000/4IC
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor Whakautu, (Temporary), Biodiversity Group, Wellington
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  • Summary:
  • Challenging strategic, senior role
  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Lead a small team of advisors


Here’s your chance to join a great team, learn something new every day and make a rewarding contribution at one of NZ’s most valued employers.

DOC’s vision for New Zealand to be ‘the greatest living space on Earth’ requires a strong focus on protecting New Zealand’s treasured biodiversity.

A key part of this is the Biodiversity Group which has an ambitious, multi-faceted programme of work aimed at delivering significant conservation outcomes.  This includes working in partnership with iwi and others to manage the impact of weeds, animal pests and other threats.

DOC is committed to an open government and the principles of public participation, transparency and accountability.  We are looking for someone who can lead, support and coach a small team that assists the Biodiversity Group by providing excellent advice and support related to information requests, including Official Information Act, correspondence and those requests arising through parliamentary processes.

You will bring people management and coaching skills with at least 5 to 8 years’ experience; a finely tuned risk management radar; strategic thinking; and be a collaborative relationship builder.  You will also have excellent written communication skills as at times you will be responding to some technical and complex information requests.  Lastly, you need to be able to demonstrate a proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. 


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

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 16 March 2020.  For a confidential conversation please call Morgan Alexander on 027 208 9443

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