Permissions Manager – Department of Conservation – Hamilton

  • Full Time
  • Hamilton
  • 27/05/2019

Website Department of Conservation

This position can be based in either Hamilton or Christchurch 

Do you want an interesting and challenging role in conservation? Are you looking at broadening your horizons?

The Planning, Permissions and Land (PPL) Unit sits within the wider Operations Business Group.  The Unit provides support and advice on the Department of Conservation’s statutory functions and has teams based in Hamilton, Wellington, Hokitika, Christchurch and Dunedin. The Permission Team’s focus is to provide support, advice and services around the processing of permissions.  One manager leads the service centres in Hamilton and Christchurch and the other Manager leads the service centres in Hokitika and Dunedin.

The following skills and experience is required:

  • A demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate, encourage and lead teams
  • Excellent people skills
  • A preference for working in collaboration
  • A good knowledge of, or strong interest in, Permissions statutory functions
  • Skilled at building and maintaining productive and collaborative relationships
  • Political and organisational savvy
  • Great decision maker
  • Has an understanding of the work of the Department and how it contributes to New Zealand’s future prosperity
  • Current full driver license

Your communication skills will be exceptional, both written and oral, as you may be drawn upon to give advice to the Director General. In addition, you will be a team player who is focused on securing innovative conservation outcomes, mentoring, and working alongside others. An ability to be flexible and to adapt to work requirements, coupled with an ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people, both internally and externally, will be integral to this role.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

 For any queries, please contact Marie Long,, or telephone (027) 255 5521, quoting vacancy 400/100300.  

 Applications close at 5 pm, on Monday, 27 May 2019.

 DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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