Operations Manager - Otago Fish and Game Council

Looking for a new challenge? Seeking a good balance of field and desk duties? 

The Otago Fish and Game Council is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Operations Manager to lead our Central Otago and Lakes field base.

Otago Fish and Game Council is a not-for-profit agency responsible for the management of sports fish (trout and salmon) and game birds (primarily waterfowl) and their habitats, in the recreational interests of anglers and hunters. We have been doing that for over 150 years.

If you have an interest in monitoring of sports fish and game birds, advocating for habitat, and are passionate about the Otago environment, then we would like to hear from you, especially if you have the following attributes:

  • A true passion for outdoor recreation, wildlife and the environment.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with species monitoring and management.
  • A reasonable working knowledge of fish and game bird management principles.
  • A tertiary qualification or relevant work experience, especially in project management, would be desirable.

The successful applicant’s primary role will be to coordinate the Council's monitoring programmes for sports fish, game birds and habitat in the Southern Lakes and Central Otago areas. Although you will have a small team, you should expect to be involved in field work design through to reporting.

A necessary component of the role will be advocating for sports fish and game bird habitat through catchment groups, public meetings, media and to licence holders. 

The role has an enviable balance of field and office-based work with opportunities to support other Fish & Game-related activities in Otago such as compliance, wetland enhancement projects and hunter and angler liaison. No two days will be alike.

Ideally, you will be an enthusiastic angler and/or game bird hunter but if not, you will be well-placed within our dedicated team to learn more about those sports.

For a job description, or further information please email smilne@fishandgame.org.nz

Send CV and cover letter to the above email address by 5pm Monday 29th August 2022.