Senior/Policy Advisor, Land and Freshwater, Policy and Visitors, Wellington

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    9 hours ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: DOC/800/2210E
  • Job Title: Senior/Policy Advisor, Land and Freshwater, Policy and Visitors, Wellington
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The Department of Conservation’s vision is for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth. 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.


The policy unit advises on the full range of issues the Department faces; is at the front line of its relationship with Ministers and other agencies; and is at the forefront of thinking on its big challenges.


We are looking for smart and ambitious policy advisors with a passion for providing high quality advice to join our policy unit. You will have some government policy experience, but knowledge of conservation-specific issues is not a prerequisite.  As well as those with general policy experience we also welcome applications from RMA policy and planning practitioners.


As part of a small but pivotal team, your ability to work with and through others, both in and out of the department, will be critical. As will your ability to think through policy problems clearly and impartially, and to communicate your advice in an accessible and compelling way.


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 more information please contact Guy Kerrison, Manager, Land and Freshwater Policy, email:, telephone 027 447 8662 quoting vacancy 800/2210. 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 10 December 2018.


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