A permanent position as a Works Officer is available within the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) Operations Planning Team servicing the Eastern South Island region. This is an ideal opportunity for those who are looking to apply their skills in construction administration and project management to a rewarding career contributing to the conservation of New Zealand’s recreational, historic and biodiversity resources.
He angitūtanga: About the Role
As a Works Officer, you will be responsible for:
The appointee will join our DOC Operations Planning whānau working out of either the Christchurch or Geraldine office. This team has two Biodiversity Planners, a Recreation Planner, a Treaty Partnership & Community Planner, three Asset/Maintenance Planners, two Inspectors, and one other Works Officer.
The role is largely office-based; but with the frequent need for field visits and to meet with teams in the region’s district offices (Aoraki Mount Cook, Twizel, Geraldine, Sockburn and Rangiora). From time-to-time you may be assigned projects in other parts of the South Island which require travel outside of Canterbury.
He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for
The successful candidate will be a proven works officer or project manager with experience and qualifications in project and contract management.
The successful applicant will demonstrate that they have:
An understanding of recreation, historic and biodiversity assets (e.g. huts, tracks) is desirable as well as a connection to the purpose of the Department and conservation.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?
If you have a connection to the outdoors and project management, this may well be the ideal fit for you. The job promises:
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 and as detailed in the role description.
For any enquiry, please contact Maurice Roers at email@example.com or 027-545-1708 quoting vacancy 400/9431.
Applications close at 5pm, time on Tuesday, 9 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.