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  • Category: Technical
  • Location: Arthurs Pass
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/7140
  • Job Title: Supervisor
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Are you a natural people leader and organiser who loves working with others and coordinating work programmes? Do you want to make a difference for conservation in New Zealand? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Supervisor in the North Canterbury district. We are looking for a dedicated and collaborative individual to join our team who feels inspired, day in day out and connected to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives.

Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our next Supervisor, reporting to the local Operations Manager, your role is to assign work to your team, and to inspire, support, and coach them to perform, building their capability and a great team culture. Your passion for making a positive impact for conservation will shine through, inspiring your team to continuously strive to deliver great environmental outcomes. 

As a key part of the district’s leadership team you will lead your team of Rangers to deliver the assigned work programme which includes but is not limited to, working with local councils, whānau, hapū and iwi, providing local input into statutory land administration and relationship management with landowners, community groups and concessionaires. This position is also responsible for overseeing the operation of the seven-day a week Arthur’s Pass National Visitor Centre. This role has a key focus on the delivery of the community work programme but is not limited to managing staff from other functions within the North Canterbury district.

Above all, the health, safety and wellbeing of staff will be your highest priority.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

A natural people leader who is passionate about supporting a positive team culture.  You are not afraid to be out in the field with the team, incorporating a ‘management-by-walk-about’ approach to your work. We are looking for someone with the confidence and awareness to engage with people from all walks of life. Ideally you will know how to engage effectively in a Māori setting or a willingness to learn karakia, pepeha and local tikanga to develop your capability in this area, allowing you to work effectively with whānau, hapū, and iwi.


  • Great communication skills and the ability to get people on board
  • Ability to motivate, monitor and coach to enhance team performance
  • Ability to assign work to match the team’s capacity and capabilities
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with attention to detail and commitment to achieving team objectives
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Strong health and safety focus
  • A current full driving licence


  • Experience in working with community groups, public and private sector entities
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of conservation legislation, regulations and statutory processes


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 tenure beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

Join a large organisation that’s growing the importance of conservation to New Zealand.

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.

Excellent opportunities to build your skills and enjoy a satisfying career.


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 Kingsley Timpson,, or phone 027 222 5549.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 15 February 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.