Freshwater Ecosystems and Threats Manager 500 / 10200
The Biodiversity Group has an ambitious, multi-faceted programme of work aimed at delivering significant conservation outcomes- Te Mana o te Taiao - Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020.
This strategy sets out the strategic framework for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity, particularly indigenous biodiversity, in Aotearoa New Zealand, from 2020 to 2050.
This includes working in partnership with iwi and others to conserve and restore freshwater ecosystems across wetlands, rivers, lakes, and coastal / estuarine environments.
He angitūtanga : About the Role
The Aquatic Unit provides strategic leadership in protecting and restoring aquatic species and ecosystems across freshwater and marine domains.
As the Freshwater Ecosystems and Threats Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team comprised of Technical Advisors and Science Advisors specialising in the conservation and restoration of freshwater ecosystems across wetlands, rivers, lakes, and coastal / estuarine environments, as well as the control and management of freshwater pressures and threats, such as koi carp.
You will be play a pivotal part of the Aquatic Unit leadership team and act as a functional lead for work across the Unit.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced manager to lead a team working on complex and challenging conservation issues facing New Zealand.
You will also work collaboratively with other Aquatic Managers and the Biodiversity Group leadership team to foster an agile, co-ordinated, and targeted approach to conservation.
This role can be based in Hamilton, Wellington or Christchurch, however we are open to alternative locations.
He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for
We are seeking an experienced people leader and great communicator who has a passion for protecting and restoring aquatic species and ecosystems across freshwater domains.
We want to hear from you if you have :
We encourage applications from people who support inclusive environments and diverse thinking that creates an inclusive workplace culture.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you?
A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organization.
This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.
Excellent opportunities to build your skills and enjoy a satisfying career.
We offer :
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
COVID-19 Vaccination requirement - All Employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy. New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.
Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.
For any enquiries, please contact Elizabeth Heeg on eheeg doc.govt.nz or at 027 801 8956
Applications close at 5pm, Monday 17th January 2022 .
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.