Freshwater Ecosystems and Threats Manager
Te Papa Atawhai Department of Conservation
Miramar, Wellington
3d ago
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Freshwater Ecosystems and Threats Manager 500 / 10200

  • Combine your passion for people leadership and conservation of freshwater ecosystems
  • Opportunity to contribute to Te Mano o Te Taiao the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity strategy
  • Permanent role based in Hamilton, Wellington or Christchurch
  • 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 :

  • Strong leadership experience including people leadership, strategy, financial management, planning and programme management
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others while fostering a culture which values teamwork and continuous improvement
  • Experience to lead research, science and knowledge programmes and advice
  • Good working knowledge of, or experience in, areas relevant to biodiversity, freshwater ecology or environmental science
  • Outstanding communication and report writing skills, including the ability to lead others to translate and communicate science and research outputs
  • Experience of working in partnership with iwi and an understanding of Māori Tikanga and protocols and Mātauranga Māori
  • Track record of strong relationship-building, connecting and collaborating, both internally and externally
  • 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 :

  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • 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
  • 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 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.


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