Supervisor Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, Whitianga

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    5 months ago
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Whitianga
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/2130I1
  • Job Title: Supervisor Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, Whitianga
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The Whitianga district extends from Coroglen in the south to Port Jackson in the north incorporating stunning off shore islands, the majority of which are predator free and home to populations of rare and protected species.  It is blessed with a rich heritage culturally and historically and offers many recreational activities for our visitors including 5 very popular campgrounds; one of which is the biggest in the country!


An exciting opportunity to join the Whitianga team is now available.  We are seeking a highly motivated, passionate and experienced person to join the team in a Historic/ Recreation Supervisor role.


The Role

As the Supervisor of the Recreation and Historic team you will be based in our Whitianga office.  A key part of your role is to support and coach the team to perform, building their capability and preserving a great team culture.  Your passion for making a positive impact for conservation will shine through, inspiring your team to continuously strive to deliver bigger and better environmental outcomes for the region. 

Your focus is to provide support to the Operations Manager through leading the planning, scheduling and allocation of staff resources to deliver on the work plans associated with our Recreation and Historic work.  This is across a wide range of assets including tracks, wash stations, huts, campgrounds and structures within the Coromandel district.

Your skills and experience will be vitally important in supervising others on the ground and for teaching, coaching, supporting and overseeing rangers, contractors, community groups and volunteers doing conservation work.

A bit about you

You will be an experienced or an up-and-coming leader demonstrating your capability in building people’s capacity, lifting performance and engagement.  Ideally you have a background in recreation, (building or maintenance) and understand the historic landscapes across Aotearoa. 

You may be an experienced people leader wanting a change in your environment, looking for better work life balance where you can bring your transferrable skills to conservation. 

The successful applicant’s key requirements:

  • Demonstrated skills as a leader/supervisor
  • Relevant experience/knowledge in the building industry
  • sound experience and/or practical knowledge of in field conservation management
  • computer literacy including excel spreadsheets and GIS
  • strong health and safety values
  • excellent communication skills
  • a high level of fitness and backcountry experience
  • the ability to prioritise your own work and that of the delivery team
  • A genuine interest in the Departments management of our natural heritage and an enthusiasm for engaging others in conservation
  • Full NZ drivers licence

Along with recently being awarded New Zealand’s second most attractive employer (first in the public service!) people like working for us because we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


Please apply online at the DOC Careers centre. Applications must include a CV and supporting cover letter. 

For more information please contact Nick Kelly at or phone 027 540 6165 or Jessica Dalbeth at or 027 619 9283, quoting reference 400/2130

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 18 November 2019

Interviews for this role will be on Thursday 28 November in Whitianga.

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