Regional Visitor Planner

Department of Conservation - Regional Visitor Planner


Are you ready to be part of a newly created team instrumental in shaping how our international and local visitors connect with nature and heritage in the future?

Managing a million new visitors, demands new approaches and techniques, not only to protect conservation values but to ensure our visitors experience is maximised.

To help us look after New Zealand's awesome natural and historic heritage, we are creating a team to seize the opportunity to grow our visitors connections with our precious places in a way that ensures conservation values are preserved.

To be successful you will have exceptional recreation planning experience along with strong communication skills. The key skills that you must have to compliment your superior people and planning skills including:

Senior level spatial planning skills learnt from real world planning experience

Experience developing strategic plans with a long-term vision, objectives and benefits

Proven ability to build and leverage trusted relationship skills to work collaboratively with other organisations such as local authorities

Advanced understanding of visitor management within protected areas

Strong ability to generate innovative and sustainable solutions through working with others

Experience engaging and working in partnership with whānau, hapu and iwi

Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects

In addition, you will be a team player who is proactive at working with others, have a great sense of humour and be able to understand other's views to secure mutually beneficial outcomes.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new team in our Policy and Visitors group that will see us greatly increase the focus on working across agencies to achieve outcomes for conservation and for visitors.

You will be working with councils, stakeholders and communities to develop collaborative plans focused on recreation and tourism at key high-pressure locations across New Zealand.

The location of this role will be in Dunedin or Hokitika, domestic travel to the locations where planning will be undertaken will be required.

Please apply online at the DOC Careers Centre:

Applications Closing date 29 April 2019

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