Fixed term project for 3 yearsCan be based from Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin (other location by negotiation)Flexible working arrangements may be considered. The Department of Conservation is seeking an experienced Project Manager with a policy, planning, or legal background. This role is to lead the implementation of the Department’s work programme on reclassifying stewardship land. That is, to ensure conservation lands are recognised for the different conservation values they contain, whether that be National Park, Conservation Park, or Reserves.This is a unique opportunity to run a cross-functional nationwide project and provide expert advice on policy implementation. He angitūtanga: About the RoleThe role requires the proven ability to run a large project and team, analytical thinking, people skills, and a head for accuracy. It also requires an understanding of Te Ao Māori. It does not require pre-existing policy knowledge of the subject area.Day to day work will include project planning and implementation, working with Treaty Partners, co-ordinating team members, public engagement, and providing expert level advice to the accountable Manager and Director.If you’re looking for a unique opportunity to help shape the future of conservation land across New Zealand, then we’d love to hear from you.Please note that domestic travel is likely to be required. Salary will be based on experience. He kōrero mōu: What we are looking forWe want to hear from you if you have: Strong project management experienceOrganisational and analytical skillsExperience providing policy implementation adviceExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsExperience working with whānau, hapū and iwi 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.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. Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. Please also note in your application, which location you want to work from.For enquiries, please contact David Griffin, email@example.com, or telephone 027 4083332, quoting vacancy 400/100600. Applications close at 5pm on Monday 29 March 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.