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Ranger Community, Treaty Implementation, Operations Group, Napier

Ranger Community, Treaty Implementation, Operations Group, Napier

Ranger Community, Treaty Implementation, Operations Group, Napier

Department of Conservation

Closing Date : 16 Dec 2019

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Are you passionate about working with tangata whenua and the wider community?  Do you know how to get others engaged and active in supporting conservation, restoration and kaitiakitanga?

The Department of Conservation is seeking applicants for the position of Ranger, Community (Treaty Implementation); Kaitiaki Ao Hapori, Kaitiaki Whakatinana Tiriti.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a strong, hardworking team. You will support the team to build high quality Treaty partnerships by ensuring Treaty obligations are fulfilled and our partner's priorities are understood and valued across the District.

In the DOC Hawkes' Bay District, there are multiple iwi partners with overlapping rights and interests at varying stages of settlement redress and implementation.  DOC staff must understand the complex relationships to effectively undertake their work.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Sound statutory knowledge of Treaty settlement processes;
  • Ability to navigate and balance differing perspectives while maintaining alignment with DOC goals;
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills across a diverse range of people and organisations;
  • Technical writing skills and ability to create clear, well written content for complex information;
  • Knowledge of iwi history, traditions and customary and contemporary practices in the Hawke's Bay District;
  • Be able to see the big picture and to have enthusiasm to find workable practical solutions;
  • Current full driving license.

A good understanding of te reo Māori will be an advantage.

As a Community Ranger (Treaty Implementation), you will:

  • Identify gaps in Treaty settlement implementation obligations across the District and work with the Operations team to plan for, and remedy the gaps;
  • Scope work arising from Treaty settlements, and work with the team to identify and operationalise conservation and commercial opportunities for Iwi;
  • Coordinate legal input to interpret settlement documents and ensure the implementation plan fulfils the intent of the Settlement;
  • Facilitate coordination of annual business planning meetings with Treaty partners;
  • Coordinate regular meetings with Treaty partners to develop, review and amend the implementation of relevant agreements, charters and protocols;
  • Scope, plan, manage and deliver specific agreed initiatives;
  • Support opportunities for whānau, hapū and iwi to build their internal capabilities to practise their responsibilities as kaitiaki;
  • Support the Operational Leadership Team to develop a regional framework to identify and implement DOC's obligations to Post Settlement Governance Entities (PSGEs);
  • Keep up to date with the iwi landscape in Hawke's Bay and ensure this information is shared with Operations. 

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

For any queries, please contact Tryphena Cracknell,, telephone (027 265 1818), quoting vacancy 400/4225.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 16 December 2019.

DOC is committed to diversity in its workforce and an inclusive workplace culture

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