We are seeking a senior advisor for our operations team, to provide advice and support to the Regional Director and regional management team, on complex statutory processes.
This is a varied and fast-paced role where no two days are the same. You will thrive on working across a range of issues and will be agile in handing competing deadlines and demands.
The Central North Island region has a vast difference in landscapes, spanning from Whanganui, across the central plateau, and Bay of Plenty. You will require a sound knowledge of the role of the Department of Conservation and the documents that guide how we manage public conservation lands and waters. You’ll also have a solid understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and the department’s obligations in this space.
A major part of the role is helping manage the permissions process as well as collating and providing timely advice to decision makers to exercise the best possible judgement where required.
Knowledge of government processes would be beneficial as a key aspect of this role is liaising with team members to provide advice to support our Minister, as well as managing the local process to manage Official Information Act requests and ministerial responses.
Your experience in governance support will be well utilised as the key contact for the conservation boards in the Central North Island and Bay of Plenty and you will ensure they have the tools required to succeed as advocates for their local communities.
Strong communication skills are required in this role and excellent relationship building skills are a must as you’ll be working closely with iwi as our treaty partner, as well as external stakeholders and partners.
You will be supported by a talented network of Statutory Managers across New Zealand providing wider strategic context to decisions being made within the Central North Island.
This is an exciting role where you will have an active role in the decisions being made to ensure positive outcomes for conservation in New Zealand.
Please apply online at DOC careers. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.
For any queries, please contact Jo de Lange, email@example.com, telephone 027 237 0083, quoting vacancy 400/3040.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 October 2019.
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