Jun 122019

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Category: Administration/Office Support
  • Location: Whangarei
  • Date Advertised: 10-JUN-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/100/3111I
  • Job Title: Administration Officer, Corporate Services Group, Whangarei
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Do you enjoy working to support others to be successful – do you always put the customer first, and strive to provide a professional service? If this sounds like you, the Department of Conservation wants to talk to you about a fantastic opportunity based in Whangarei.


We are seeking an organised, capable administrator who loves working with people.


You will be part of a wider regional administration team who are vital to the operation of our organisation. You will be a self-starter that supports conservation growth and being the focal point of the office will mean that you will need to react to customer requirements from the Public as well as across a range of roles in the Department.


We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • high level of organisation skills, the ability to deliver on time and solve problems as they arise
  • fantastic communication skills – with the ability to work across a wide range of people
  • proven ability to deal with confidential/sensitive material with discretion
  • general office administration experience including basic accounting knowledge
  • thorough knowledge of Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • ability to attend meetings out of town
  • skills at taking and producing high quality minutes
  • an understanding of the work of the Department and how it contributes to New Zealand’s future sustainability


In return we can offer you a great team environment and the opportunity to contribute to New Zealand being the greatest living space on Earth.


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 role description.


For any queries, please contact (09) 4703382 quoting vacancy 100/3111 


This position is based in Whangarei, one of the eight offices in the Northern North Island and Auckland Region which also includes Kaitaia, Bay of Islands, Kauri Coast, Warkworth, North Head, Great Barrier Island, and Auckland. The Administration Team provide support to around 170 staff in this Region.


For information on the Northern North Island and Auckland region go to the Department’s website:  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday 24 June 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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