Choose from 500+ tracks and trails across Aotearoa New Zealand.
Land Advisor – 2 year fixed-term
- An exciting opportunity for an experienced land advisor
- Key role within our small, friendly team
- A chance to improve public access to the outdoors for future generations
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is a small Crown entity that protects and improves public access to the outdoors for walkers, mountain bikers, anglers, and many other outdoor recreationists.
We want an experienced land advisor to join our operations team.
The successful applicant will provide expert land advice to our team and our regional field advisors based throughout New Zealand, and to external stakeholders. The land advisor will identify public access throughout New Zealand and opportunities to enhance and secure additional public access.
The work is varied and includes working with central, regional, and local government, landholders, tangata whenua, recreation and trail groups.
We are looking for someone who has the following attributes:
- Proven experience with, and a strong understanding of land titles and cadastral survey systems including LINZ landonline;
- Understanding of the Land Transfer Act and other relevant legislation relating to the land titles, registration system and conveyancing processes is beneficial;
- Able to analyse land information and provide advice based on findings;
- Experience in, and a basic understanding of Crown land;
- Understanding, familiarity, or interest in GIS-based technology systems; and
- Is a clear thinker, writer, and communicator.
We are looking for someone who has the following qualifications:
- A relevant tertiary level qualification (preferably land information-based) desirable;
- Qualifications and/or experience in a land advisory role; and
- Skilled in land status analysis and interpretation
What we can offer you:
This is a 2-year fixed-term full-time position based in our central city office. The role provides plenty of variety, with interesting and challenging opportunities within a small, positive work environment. Benefits of working with us include the opportunity to travel, personal development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.
Please apply by emailing your application including a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at 5pm on 8 July 2020.
For more information contact: Lynda Edwardson, Principal Advisor email@example.com
P: (04) 815 8502 | M: 027 815 8528
Position: Land Advisor - Operations
Reporting to: Principal Advisor - Operations
Date: June 2020
Type: 2 Year fixed-term
Our vision: Journeys across the land and to our special places | Te mauri o te hīkoi
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission (the ‘Commission’) Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa provides leadership on outdoor access issues and administers a national strategy on outdoor access, including tracks and trails. It maps outdoor access, provides information to the public, oversees a code of responsible conduct, helps to resolve disputes and negotiates new access.
The Commission has a small team in Wellington and a network of regional field advisors. It is governed by an independent board.
Your purpose at NZWAC
The land advisor supports and positively influences the Commission’s work relating to identifying, enhancing and extending public access throughout New Zealand.
The Operations team role supports the Principal Advisor and provides survey and title advice on a variety of public accessible land, and information relating to enhancing and extending formalised public access to the outdoors.
The primary role is to provide land and survey advice to the Commission’s 12 part-time contracted Regional Field Advisors (RFAs) in their day-to-day case management.
The land advisor assists with the development and management of Overseas Investment Office (OIO) and Walkway cases.
The land advisor may also assist with the improvement and development of the GIS based mapping system.
- Provide and interpret survey and title information for Regional Field Advisors’ (RFA), staff and public enquirers as required.
- Provide support and land advice to the Commission’s (RFA) network.
- Support the Principal Advisor - Operations by providing advice on public access
- Maintenance of the Commission’s Walkway register
- Initiate OIO case investigations, provide access advice to the OIO, RFA’s, stakeholders and review recommendation reports.
- Liaise with the GIS team and make recommendations on missing public access to enhance the development of the Commission’s Mapping system.
- Develop and provide operational policy advice and information on access matters for staff, RFAs, enquirers and local and central government agencies.
- Support the Operations team as required.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with LINZ, DOC and relevant stakeholders.
- Participate and contribute through transformation by thinking, acting and advocating change
Health and Safety
- Ensures own actions keep self and others safe in whatever capacity they work for or engage with NZWAC
- Takes responsibility for own health and safety
- Takes responsibility for personal development and continually develops own professional expertise
- Regional Field Advisors
- GIS team
- Executive Director – Te Araroa Trail
- All other Commission business Groups
- Walking and cycling advocacy Groups
- Trail Building Community Groups
- Local Government
- Fish & Game NZ
- QEII National Trust
KEY RESULT AREAS
Support the Regional Field Advisor (RFA) network
Overseas Investment Office (OIO) - LINZ
Facilitation and negotiation of access opportunities
Walking access mapping system – Our Maps
Effective stakeholder relationship management
Maintenance of access opportunities
Representation of the Commission
Knowledge and experience:
- Proven experience with, and a strong understanding of, the NZ land transfer system, the NZ cadastre and LINZ landonline
- An ability to source and manage key information and produce meaningful information
- Understanding of Land Transfer Act and other relevant legislation relating to the land titles, registration system and conveyancing processes
- Experience in, and a basic understanding of, Crown land is desirable
- Understanding, familiarity, or interest in GIS based technology systems
- Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and principles is desirable
- Experience working in the state sector or local government
- Exceptional written and oral presentation, communication, and advocacy skills
- Excellent relationship management skills
- A relevant tertiary level qualification (preferably Land information based) desirable
- Qualifications and/or experience in a land advisory role
- Skilled in land status analysis and interpretation
Comfort around higher management: Can deal comfortably with more senior managers
Stakeholder focus: Focuses attention on understanding and meeting the needs of stakeholders; makes every effort to ensure that stakeholders are listened to by self and others; ensures stakeholders understand the rationale for solutions proposed
Functional /technical skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
Knowledge Transfer: Facilitates the improved performance of others by giving advice and guidance.
Building Relationships: Relates well to all kinds of people from all cultures, inside and outside the organisation. Builds constructive and effective relationships, is respectful of differences.
Learning on the fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems. Analyses both successes and failures for clues to improvement.
Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets objectives and goals.
Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done. Understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow. Can simplify complex processes.
Time management: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently. Can attend to a broad range of activities.
Communications: Expresses and conveys information effectively to other people. This includes speaking, writing, presentations and listening. This covers formal and informal situations.
Team/unit contribution: Usually helpful to the rest of the team or other units in getting work done.
Alignment and compliance: Walking the talk: Reasonable alignment with culture, values and mission. Generally, behaves in line with common organisational practices.