Position: Mid-Senior level

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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  • Mātauranga Māori approach to delivering conservation
  • People leader role, with the chance to affect positive change
  • Excellent opportunities to build your skills and enjoy a satisfying career

Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive

At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Supervisor in the Whangārei district. We are looking for a dedicated and collaborative individual to join our team who feels inspired, day in, day out and connected to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives.

He angitūtanga| About the role

As our next Supervisor you’ll report to the local Operations Manager. You’ll lead, coach, and inspire your team of rangers; assign, monitor and review work with your team and foster a great working culture. Your passion for making a positive impact for conservation will shine through, inspiring your team to continuously strive to deliver great environmental outcomes.

As a key part of the district’s leadership team, you will lead your team of Rangers to deliver the district’s local body work programme within the Whangarei area.

Above all, the health, safety, and wellbeing of staff will be your highest priority. This is a full time, permanent role.

The position will be focussed on:
  • Ensuring the work your team is carrying out is sized correctly for their capacity and delivered efficiently
  • Coaching your team and inspiring a positive work culture within your team
  • Establishing and growing positive working relationships within the local community including whānau, hapū, and iwi
  • Communicating with a wide range of people at various levels throughout the organisation and externally

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako| Skills and experience

A natural people leader who is passionate about supporting a positive team culture. You may be out in the field with the team, incorporating a ‘management-by-walk-about’ approach to your work. You will have great communication and engagement skills allowing a heightened sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. You will know how to engage effectively with Manawhenua and show a willingness to learn karakia, pepeha and local tikanga to develop your capability in this area, allowing you to work effectively with whānau, hapū, and iwi.

If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:
  • Understanding of the concerns and aspirations of tangata whenua and iwi in relation to conservation and treaty settlements
  • An understanding and connection to Te Ao Māori, tikanga and whakapapa
  • Proven leadership abilities and able to mentor and manage staff
  • Commitment to excellence – sets high personal and professional standards; assumes responsibility and accountability for the success of the team
  • Excellent communication skills – articulate and confident to engage with a diverse range of people from different backgrounds
  • Strong computer literacy, proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, and cloud-based computing
  • Proven health and safety focus and visitor risk identification and management
  • Full drivers’ licence

  • Good understanding of te reo is highly desirable
  • An understanding of the work of the Department and how it contributes to New Zealand’s future sustainability
  • An understanding of relevant legislation and application through statutory tasks

Mō te tīma| About the team

You will be part of a wider district leadership team who are vital to the successful operation of our organisation. You will be responsible for leading a team of four Rangers (currently two community and two freshwater). The team in Whangarei are close knit and supportive and looking forward to welcoming their newest member.

Ko ngā hua| What we offer

We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
  • Flexible working options where applicable
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network

Tono ināianei| Apply now

Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

The salary range for this position is $72,610 to $92,780 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.

Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday, 14 August 2022

Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Lilly Witcomb at lwitcomb@doc.govt.nz

Taupānga | Job Reference: DOC/1631044

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.

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

Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
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