Ranger Biodiversity at Department of Conservation, Napier
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Are you passionate about conservation? Want to make a difference by helping protect Aotearoa's natural environment?
- Would you enjoy a balance of office based and field delivery work in a native bush environment?
- Four weeks + three days annual leave per year pro-rata, flexible working options.
- Fixed term opportunity: July – December 2023, Napier location.
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes
- managing threats and adverse impacts
- being a voice for conservation
- connecting people to nature.
He angitūtanga | About the role
Our Hawkes Bay Team is on the lookout for the next Biodiversity Ranger to join our waka and contribute to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives. With several work programmes across the district, the mahi is varied – everyday is different!
You could be responsible for overseeing contract management, planning, and reporting duties, as well as field-based delivery of animal pest control, community engagement, threatened species monitoring, pest plant control and assessing pest plant infestations, and other biodiversity related tasks.
Building and enhancing relationships is key to the success in this mahi, not only with your colleagues within Te Papa Atawhai but with iwi, hapu and whānau, landowners, contractors, volunteer groups and other members of the community.
Te Papa Atawhai's Regional Operations groups place high value on teamwork and cross-collaboration, meaning you'll also have regular opportunities to contribute to and support the work and innovation of other teams delivering Community, and Heritage and Visitor projects.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
You will enjoy working outdoors on the whenua and in the office. You will have an appreciation that conservation outcomes are a long-term goal with changes to the environment happening over time. You'll also have strong safety awareness and a willingness to contribute to a safety-first work environment and positive safety culture.
Good planning and organising skills are a must, enabling you to efficiently plan and deliver work for yourself and others, whether this is through volunteers, contractors or with other Te Papa Atawhai staff.
Confidence and capability in computer-based and administrative tasks is key in order to undertake things like application and contract writing. Above all, well-developed communication, engagement and relationship management skills, coupled with a strong willingness to engage with or upskill in Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori, will round off your profile!
Please note: Rangers can expect to spend approximately 50-75% of their time-based in the office. DOC's role in the field is often about supporting others to upskill and undertake the task.
Ideally, you will also have the following skills and qualifications. If not, our team are committed to offering training and upskilling in these areas:
- Te Reo Māori learning.
- Current First Aid Certificate.
- Current Growsafe Certificate.
- Current Controlled Substance Licence for vertebrate toxic agents.
- Off-track navigation and GPS skills.
- Experience in native and pest plant identification.
- Experience in the use of GIS systems.
- Experience in the use of all Microsoft office programs.
- Knowledge and/or experience in delivery of pest plant control.
- Knowledge and/or experience in the delivery of animal pest control.
- Knowledge and/or experience in managing contractors.
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- flexible working opportunities suited to your role
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance.
- great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme.
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Hawkes Bay District team sits within the Operations Group which is responsible for delivering conservation work on the ground through our biodiversity, recreation/historic, community engagement and visitor centre teams.
The team make sure to make time for socialisation and have weekly get togethers. Overall, they like to have fun and support each other.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $58,314 to $73,401 pro-rata with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Friday, 9 June 2023.
Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Kahori Nakagawa email@example.com or Tryphena Cracknell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga | Job Reference: 400/05235
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Conservation|
|Category:||Science and Environment|
|Attachment:||Role Description - Ranger, Biodiversity Band C.pdf (PDF, 573KB)
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