Ranger, Community at Department of Conservation, Palmerston North
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Play a pivotal role in protecting local at-risk species through this community-focused role, collaborate with iwi and external groups on conservation projects, draft ministerial responses with a statutory focus.
- Four weeks + three days annual leave per year, flexible working options
- Two permanent full-time opportunities available
- Palmerston North or Masterton location
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
He angitūtanga | About the role
How would you like to be part of a community-based team looking after the Manawatu – Wairarapa District, protecting at-risk species across coastal dune lands, to forest parks, ensuring local gems continue to thrive? Enjoy a diverse role where no two days are the same. Get involved in some exciting community-led projects, and national-led programmes, including Jobs 4 Nature.
As a Ranger, Community you will be responsible for connecting people and looking after our relationships with communities at place. You will join the Operations team to work alongside our Treaty partners and communities to achieve great outcomes for conservation.
In the role, you will:
- Build and maintain strong relationships
- Support whānau, hapū and iwi in their role as kaitiaki of te taiao
- Work with community groups to scope work projects on conservation land
- Operate within a statutory framework involving following process and procedure, to analyse and distribute information and find mutually beneficial solutions
- Promote the value of local, regional, and national conservation initiatives
- Identify and execute opportunities to achieve conservation outcomes working with others
One of these roles will take a on a relationship-building focus liaising with Treaty partners and community groups within Manawatu. This role will also could take on more generalist mahi assisting other teams across Operations as required, including Biodiversity and Heritage & Visitor assets, and is based at the Palmerston North Office.
The other role will take a statutory focus, following a statutory framework, bringing critical thinking and analytical skills with a legislative eye to get to the bottom of issues and find solutions. This role will cover a diverse range of mahi across Manawatu to Wairarapa and can be based at either the Palmerston North or Masterton Office.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We need an individual who is a proven team player, well-organised and great at relationships, communication and problem solving. You will be versatile and resilient, able to tackle a variety of work.
We are keen to hear from you if you have:
- Excellent communication skills, including experience telling stories for traditional and social media
- Experience creating effective and enduring relationships, partnering
- Solid IT skills, comfortable using database systems
- Proven problem-solving, critical-thinking and analysis skills, ability to provide mutually beneficial outcomes
- Comfortable working with whānau, hapū and iwi and a good understanding of te ao Māori me ngā tikanga
- Experience planning and executing medium complexity projects
- Experience working within a statutory framework, and/or tertiary qualification in communications, legal, legislation
- Experience and/or tertiary qualification in social work, partnerships
- Interest in conservation
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options, including flexible hours and ability to work from home up to two days per week.
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites, visitor centres product discounts, outdoor apparel and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Avenue and more)
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks including Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network.
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?
Mō mātou | About us
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.
We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Operations Group is responsible for delivering conservation work on the ground through our biodiversity, recreation/historic, community engagement and visitor centre teams.
The Manawatu/Wairarapa team are close-knit, look out for one another, and are passionate about the mahi that they do.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
Likely salary range at appointment: $53,776.00 - $61,706.00, dependant on candidate skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close: 5 pm on Sunday, 4 December 2022
Me he pātai anō | For any enquiry, please contact Kelly Hancock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1672789
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
COVID-19 Vaccination: Some positions that are identified as high risk may still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Conservation|
|Attachment:||Role Description - Ranger Biodiversity .pdf (PDF, 215KB)
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