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Ranger, Community, Operations Group, Greymouth

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Do you want an interesting and challenging role in conservation? We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with excellent people skills to deliver on the Department's National Compliance Strategy, which involves undertaking monitoring and advocacy activities.


As a Community Ranger, you will join a small, highly motivated team who carry out diverse conservation work. Your role in the team will be focused in two areas:

  1. Assisting community groups with their conservation initiatives by providing high level guidance on funding streams, health and  safety and networking.
  2. Effectively engaging with permissions holders on public conservation land in the Greymouth District which broadly encompasses the Grey Valley, Lake Brunner, Reefton and Maruia and managing the district's permissions monitoring and compliance programme which will get you out and about meeting people from all walks of life.


The purpose of the position is to:

  • help manage the monitoring and compliance programme through frequent visits to holders of permissions such as mining access arrangements and concessions
  • provide written reports, update the database and undertake follow up when required
  • support community conservation projects by providing guidance on funding streams, health and safety planning and networking opportunities
  • Supporting joint venture projects with businesses, community groups, and iwi
  • evaluate and provide input in relation to statutory land administration, RMA, and permission applications as required


The ideal applicant will have:

  • previous experience working in a compliance and regulatory environment is desirable
  • strong data management and technology skills including use of GPS
  • a proven ability to write clear and concise reports
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • a proven ability to balance competing demands, meet deadlines and practically solve problems
  • a valid full drivers' licence


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 at the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For more information please contact Ben Hodgson,, or telephone 027 578 0891, quoting vacancy 400/6261.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 February 2020.

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


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