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Ranger, Community, Franz Josef

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

We have a really neat opportunity available for an enthusiastic, outgoing person to join our South Westland District Team in Franz Josef.

As a Ranger, in our community team you will be part of a highly engaged team, focused on connecting with community groups, key associates, businesses and individuals, who are interested in or wish to work on public conservation land throughout the South Westland district.


You will be responsible for:

  • Assessment of effects and reporting on Resource Management Act applications, DOC concessions and statutory land administration.
  • Processing and monitoring of all types of concessionaire activities.
  • Maintaining conservation and recreation partnership opportunities with local iwi, businesses and communities in the District.
  • Promoting Conservation awareness and engagement in the outdoors through healthy nature healthy people initiatives with Schools and groups.
  • Telling our conservation stories through publications, new media and social media.


 The ideal applicant will have:

  • Experience in working with companies and individuals, community groups, and iwi.
  • Knowledgeable about conservation, recreation and education.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong networker, with positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups.
  • The ability to effectively and positively engage with people involved with land use that often conflicts with conservation management.
  • Be able to see the big picture and to have enthusiasm to find workable practical solutions.
  • A tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience in resource use and management.


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For more information, please contact Chris Monson,, VPN 4924 or telephone (03) 752 0384, quoting vacancy 400/6553


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 5 December 2016