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Ranger, Community, Operations, Rotorua

Employer:
Department of Conservation
Job Category:
Science and Environment
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Region:
Rotorua
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Posted Date:
14-Sep-2018
Closing Date:
01-Oct-2018
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Job Description

Are you a strong advocate for nature conservation? Have you proven networking skills and positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups?

 

The Rotorua team is seeking an energetic people person to lead community outreach and advocacy activities and initiatives. We are looking for someone who can connect with others to build strong relationships that will deliver positive conservation outcomes.

 

You will be part of a highly motivated team; working collaboratively with iwi partners to develop and support community conservation initiatives; tell conservation stories; support delivery of conservation work in the field and deliver on statutory obligations. Your creative approach and “can do” attitude will be fully utilised in this varied and challenging role.

 

You will be responsible for:

• Developing and delivering a programme of community events in collaboration with others.
• Enabling and supporting conservation education initiatives with partners.
• Co-ordinating a broad range of volunteer activities that contribute to achieving local and regional goals.
• Processing and monitoring concessions and contributing to other statutory processes such as RMA.
• Seeking new ways to connect effectively with communities and businesses.
• Supporting tangata whenua, community groups and businesses to deliver conservation projects and initiatives.

 

The ideal applicant will have:

• Confidence working with whanau, hapu and iwi organisations.
• A tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience, in e.g. Parks and Recreation, Resource Management Planning, Community Development or equivalent experience working with community, iwi or business groups.
• Current knowledge of conservation opportunities and challenges.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Knowledge and experience in planning and organising projects.
• Ability to see the big picture and to have enthusiasm to find workable practical solutions.
• Full driver license.

 

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. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.

 

For more information, please contact Barbara Curtis bcurtis@doc.govt.nz ph. 027 2467159, quoting vacancy 400/3162.

 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 1 October 2018.

 

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

 

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