Supervisor Biodiversity/Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, Alexandra

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    3 weeks ago
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Alexandra
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8180I2
  • Job Title: Supervisor Biodiversity/Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, Alexandra
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Are you someone who is passionate about the provision of high-quality visitor experiences, heritage management and biodiversity?  Do you enjoy leading teams to get the best out of people and deliver great work?


We are looking for an enthusiastic Supervisor Biodiversity/Recreation /Historic to join our Operations team in Alexandra, Central Otago District. We have a wide range of facilities including the Central Otago Rail Trail cycleway, back country huts, an extensive back country hut and track network, day visitor tracks and historic sites. Our biodiversity team has a wide scope, collaborating strongly with contractors, community groups, and neighbours. Our District is defined by our work with the community and the biodiversity, historic and recreation assets of our place.


The Supervisor in this role will lead a team of talented individuals based at Alexandra and Macraes field base to deliver the biodiversity, recreation and historic work plan.  You must be a great team person and have a proven ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively with others. A major component of your work will be helping your team to develop and succeed in their own work. In this Supervisor position, you need to have an eye for detail, a willingness to work towards continuous improvement, and plenty of drive and initiative. Health, safety and the wellbeing of your staff and volunteers is a high priority. You will also be an active member of our District Leadership Team with your Supervisor and Senior Ranger peers and the Operations Manager.


The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • experience in leading staff
  • a strong commitment to safety and wellbeing in the workplace
  • experience in scheduling an effective work programme
  • experience in management of visitor facilities and/or historic assets
  • skills in coaching, training and supporting staff to acquire technical knowledge and experience
  • a strong understanding of, and commitment to, the team process model


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 at the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For any queries, please contact Mike Tubbs, Operations Manager for Central Otago, email:,  m: 027 431 4033 quoting vacancy 400/8180.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 16 March 2020.

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