Regional Lead Plant Pathogensat Department of Conservation
Department of Conservation
Whangarei, NZ
22h ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the Role

This is a full-time permanent role ideally based in Whangarei or the Northern North Island region but offering flexibility to negotiate other locations in Kauri lands (Waikato, Coromandel, Auckland) for the right applicant.

As our Regional Lead , you will be responsible for connecting our national Plant Pathogens Programme with Operations Managers and Treaty Partners to support the delivery of their kauri protection and myrtle rust prevention work.

You will also play a lead role in shaping opportunities, sharing knowledge, and building and sustaining our internal and external partnerships in forest protection.

You will utilise your existing expertise to champion protection of our vulnerable species, ensure consistency in information and processes across districts and support delivery of operational, compliance and technical advice.

He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

  • A relevant degree and / or a minimum of five years' practical experience in natural heritage management, forest restoration, pest management or biosecurity work, conservation operations and / or monitoring
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills, and proven ability to successfully facilitate and deliver projects in collaboration with Māori and a range of other government or industry partners
  • A resilient self-starter, comfortable with working with ambiguity
  • Willingness to travel regionally and nationally as and when required
  • Desirable :

  • Working knowledge of DOC systems and processes
  • Working knowledge of operational policy and / or legislative environment relevant to the conservation sector
  • An understanding of the Machinery of Government
  • Demonstrated skill in clearly communicating technical information to operations people
  • Demonstrated contract and project management experience
  • Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you?

    An opportunity to contribute directly to the future of Aotearoa New Zealand's natural heritage through working for taonga species most at risk from plant pathogen incursions where solutions can only be found through collaborative effort from an extensive range of contributors.

    We offer flexible working options, with the ability to sometimes work from home or to slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

    The chance to join a large and diverse organisation. We highly value new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation.

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

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