Project Coordinator, Kauri Dieback, (Temporary) – Department of Conservation – Whangarei


  • Fixed Term
  • Whangarei
  • Applications have closed.

Website Department of Conservation

This is a fixed term role until 31 March 2019

  • Do you have great project management and administration skills?
  • Are you well organised?
  • Do you have a can-do attitude?
  • Do you have experience at supervising others?

This could be the role for you.

Kauri dieback is the fungus-like organism, specific to New Zealand Kauri, that is killing kauri trees from the Far North to as far south as Kawhia Harbour. To reduce the spread of the disease by visitors to public conservation lands, DOC’s Kauri Dieback Recreation Project involves the upgrade, closure or careful management of DOC tracks across kauri forests.

We seek a Project Coordinator with the skills to coordinate and monitor project activity, ensure sound resourcing of staff, finances and the creation and control of project documentation including plans and reports.  You will also be required to train and supervise up to 4 research assistants in the field, manage their logistics and liaise with local DOC staff.

The Project Coordinator will report to the Project Manager, helping them to deliver on Project milestones through transparent systems, reporting and project documentation.

This role works within a capable team of professionals to deliver on their areas of speciality (including communications, capital project management, engagement, behaviour change and technical support).

Technical experience in project management would be an advantage.

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.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.

For any queries, please contact Kate Smith kasmith@doc.govt.nz , quoting vacancy 400/88844T. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 12 November 2018.

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

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