Programme Lead Marine Reserves, Operations Group

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Whangarei
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/11451IW
  • Job Title: Programme Lead Marine Reserves, Operations Group
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This advert is for one position which can be based in Rangiora, Gisborne or Whangarei. Other locations may be considered for the right candidate.


Now is the perfect time to join the evolving National Compliance Team at the Department of Conservation as we increase in size and capability to further strengthen our national compliance function.


The Role

As the Marine Reserves Programme Lead within National Compliance, you will play a crucial role in leading programmes focusing on the protection of our precious marine reserves. These special places are dependent upon strong compliance and law enforcement practices to ensure they continue to offer the opportunity for us to enjoy spectacular marine life thriving in their natural environment.


About You

We are looking for a dedicated individual with extensive expertise in operational compliance within a regulatory agency. Ideally you will bring marine enforcement experience and demonstrated interest and passion in marine conservation management. In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be a strong collaborator with the confidence to build effective cross agency working relationships and to coordinate a national group of marine reserve rangers into a cohesive, well-trained community of peers.


As the programme lead you will also need to be well versed in financial planning and reporting on national scale plans. We are looking for an individual with the ability to develop the capability of others and provide support in the application of technical knowledge.

Please note, this appointment requires the ability to be granted and retain a confidential security clearance and ability to travel.


Why work for us?

The national compliance team is currently undergoing a period of significant growth as we work towards delivering an enhanced programme of work. This is your chance to be a part of a progressive and highly significant function at the Department.

We also 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 and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


How to apply

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. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description. For any questions please contact Meena Pratap on

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 30 March 2020.

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