RMA Planner, (Fixed Term)

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  • Category: Planning/Permissions
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 12-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/100500
  • Job Title: RMA Planner, (Fixed Term)
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We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced RMA Planner looking for a rewarding career contributing to the management of New Zealand’s natural resources.  This is an exciting time to join DOC and grow your planning career within a highly experienced and motivated team environment.

The Department of Conservation’s purpose is that Papatūānuku thrives.  It is responsible for some of the most important issues facing New Zealand – how to look after our unique environment in a way that benefits current and future generations. It grapples with issues as challenging as maintaining our unique biodiversity and providing for the increasing number of tourists coming to visit our beautiful places.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

Building on your technical knowledge and experience in RMA planning, there will be opportunities for you to be involved in conservation-related resource management issues across Aotearoa.  You’ll be advocating for conservation values in planning and consenting projects nationally, spanning across coastal and freshwater as well as indigenous biodiversity.  Your expertise will be called to give advice to our Director-General as well as presenting evidence at Environment Court hearings. 

You will work closely with the Technical, Legal and Policy teams to provide support from an RMA perspective and to ensure cross-organisational teams are successful with the implementation of resource management objectives and policies.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

As an RMA Planner you will need to have exceptional written and oral communication skills, be a team player with a focus on securing innovative conservation outcomes.  Working alongside others is crucial in this role so you will need to be able to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of people both internally and externally. 

Specialist skills and experience

  • Previous planning and resource management experience under the RMA
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, engagement and relationship management skills
  • Personal attributes including resilience and flexibility, with an ability to work in ambiguity
  • Tertiary qualification or relevant experience in areas such as planning, resource management, law or environmental science


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

Along with recently being awarded New Zealand’s second most attractive employer (first in the public service!) people like working for us because we 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 travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


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 Geoff Deavoll, gdeavoll@doc.govt.nz, or telephone (027) 536 7020, quoting vacancy 400/100500 T.  

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

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.