Team Lead Investigations
Department of Conservation
Rangiora, New Zealand
2d ago

Now is the perfect time to join the National Compliance Team at the Department of Conservation as we increase in size and capability to strengthen our conservation law enforcement function.

DOC's compliance function makes a key contribution to the protection of New Zealand's unique wildlife, cultural and natural taonga.

It does this by enforcing compliance with the rules that apply on public conservation land, in marine reserves and mammal sanctuaries, and to protected wildlife.

He angitūtanga : About the Role

This role is fixed term for 3 years.

We are looking for an influential people and systems leader to guide and mentor a team of compliance staff. This is the second of two investigation team lead roles, and you will work together with our recently appointed North Island Investigations Team Lead to manage and champion the implementation of DOC's law enforcement policies and triage system, and lead teams investigating serious breaches of conservation legislation across the North and South Islands respectively.

Existing experienced team members lead their own investigation programmes. Team members also train, coach and support DOC's warranted rangers to gather evidence, issue fines, and prepare files for prosecution.

The North and South Island teams will build the capability of DOC's two-hundred warranted rangers, to operate as a network and develop a community of practice.

As a part of a rapidly evolving function, you will be focused on staff engagement, excellence in practice, system leadership, continuous improvement and strong external compliance and law enforcement partnerships.

You will work with other Team Leads and Programme Leads within the Compliance function to plan, develop and report on national programmes and campaigns, particularly in the investigation and training arena.

He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

We are looking for an individual with a strong background in law enforcement and investigations. You will be a proven leader, with the ability to empower and mentor a dispersed team of investigators operating principally in rural and community contexts.

Your outstanding communication and relationship building skills will enable you to successfully champion new systems, policies and national-scale plans, and to navigate complexity with ease.

You will be a natural collaborator with the ability to build a range of external partnerships to ensure successful delivery of organisational objectives.

Please note, as part of this appointment candidates will be required to pass and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you?

This is your chance to be a part of a progressive and highly significant function within the Department. DOC's National Compliance Team is currently undergoing a period of significant growth, as we work towards delivering an enhanced programme of work.

As a result of this growth, we are building South and North Island conservation law enforcement teams, who lead operational delivery of DOC's conservation law enforcement function, supported by a Planning and Programmes team.

A Border Operations team is also part of the function.

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

The chance to join a large organisation that's still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation.

This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent development opportunities across the Department.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

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