Supervisor, (LINZ Projects), (Fixed Term)

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Twizel
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/T400/7400/5
  • Job Title: Supervisor, (LINZ Projects), (Fixed Term)
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An exciting opportunity has become available for a self-motivated, team focussed individual to join us as a Supervisor, LINZ Projects for a period of up to 42 months (end date will be June 2024).

Are you someone who loves the outdoors, is passionate about conservation in New Zealand and have a proven ability for leading and organising work, then this job is for you!


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our Supervisor, LINZ Projects, your role is to manage the team of staff employed to deliver the agreed projects within the LINZ/DOC Twizel MoU. This role is also responsible for planning and coordinating the projects and reporting on delivery outcomes. The projects include District wide fencing improvements, possum control and predator control.

You will need to form close relationships with the Districts Biodiversity teams to ensure your work aligns well with existing work programs.

The successful application will be a natural leader and collaborator who enjoys the challenge of working in a dynamic and changing environment to deliver quality outcomes.

Your role will be predominantly focussed on engaging staff and some contractors to deliver agreed work outcomes. You will also need to provide control and performance reporting for a variety of measures both during and on completion of the projects. Your duties will include:

  • Managing staff and allocating tasks including H and S and performance;
  • Procurement of contractors using DOC’s procurement processes;
  • Relationship building with partner agencies (LINZ) stakeholders and neighbouring landowners;
  • Setting a clear framework for project outcomes/deliverables/monitoring;
  • Gathering and delivering information (through project reports) to both DOC and LINZ.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

Ideally you will have proven experience in:

  • Managing staff including the ability to motivate, monitor and coach to enhance team performance;
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience of biodiversity work, especially animal pest control;
  • Strong health and safety focus;
  • Great communication skills and the ability to get people on board;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with attention to detail and commitment to achieving team objectives;
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances when organising work programs;
  • Current full drivers licence;
  • A sound understanding of conservation management, strategic and tactical thinking and planning.


  • Current First aid Certificate


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

We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

This role will give you a solid grounding in core aspects of the Department’s work, including management of staff, procurement and outcome monitoring and reporting. You will gain insight into how multiple agencies can come together to deliver largescale work programs across a landscape.


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 Karina Morrow,, or telephone 0273205304  quoting vacancy T400/7400/5. 

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.