This advert is for one position based in either Christchurch, Wellington or Hamilton which has been advertised in multiple locations
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is in the process of designing and implementing a national freshwater monitoring programme. This programme will collect data on plant and animal communities, water quality and habitat characteristics at a range of locations throughout the country. This programme will provide data to enable robust status and trend assessment of the ecological integrity of freshwater streams and rivers.
The Technical Advisor, Monitoring (Freshwater) will be responsible for leading implementation of the national and integrated freshwater monitoring programmes.
Working closely with Technical Advisor, Monitoring (Freshwater) E Band and the wider team, you will pick up the work completed to date and lead a pilot programme this summer. This will include identifying real-world logistical and methodological constraints which will influence the extent and complexity of the finalised monitoring programme.
A bit about you
You will be a highly experienced freshwater monitoring specialist with strong working relationships and influence with key individuals and groups from relevant sectors and organisations. We are looking for a leader with excellent technical communication skills who can supervise, train and engage with staff at all levels.
The ideal candidate will
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:
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 via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role/project description.
For any queries, please contact Meredith Mckay, firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone (027) 287 6820, quoting vacancy 500/40214.
Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 12 November 2019.
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