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Ranger Community, Lower North Island Region, Operations Group, Napier

Ranger Community, Lower North Island Region, Operations Group, Napier

Ranger Community, Lower North Island Region, Operations Group, Napier

Department of Conservation

Closing Date : 03 Feb 2020

Vacancy 400/4222

Ranger, Community Kaitiaki Ao Hāpori. Full-time, Operations Group, Hawke’s Bay District Office, Napier, Band C

Are you passionate about connecting people with New Zealand's taonga?  Do you know how to enagage others to be active in supporting conservation, restoration and kaitiakitanga? Are you comfortable working within the confines of statutory processes and systems?  Are you able to see the big picture and find innovative, practical solutions?

The Department of Conservation is seeking applicants for the position of Ranger, Community (Permissions) Kaitiaki Ao Hāpori, based in Napier.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a strong, hardworking team and support conservation growth in Hawke’s Bay alongside our Treaty partners and communities.

Core components of this role include:

  • Coordinating local involvement in statutory processes, such as Statutory Land Management, RMA, and the administration of concessions and Wildlife Act permits;
  • Overseeing community-led conservation projects on public conservation land;
  • Providing support for landscape scale conservation initiatives in our communities;
  • Managing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Supporting whānau, hapū and iwi in kaitiakitanga;

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have a tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience, in either project management, environmental science, or community education and outreach;
  • Be familiar with legislation relevant to conservation and how it applies to DOC's work (e.g. Conservation Act, Marine Mammals Act, Wildlife Act, Reserves Act, Resource Management Act);
  • Be adept at learning and using a wide range of systems and processes;
  • Be analytical and innovative, able to identify issues and opportunities then develop solutions;
  • Be organised and thorough, able to plan, deliver and assess complex projects;
  • Be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Build positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups;
  • Hold a current full New Zealand Driver License

Experience working with whānau, hapū and iwi and an understanding of te ao Māori me ngā tikanga will be an advantage.

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 role/project description. To view a role description, click the apply button.

For any queries, please contact Tryphena Cracknell,, telephone (027 265 1818), quoting vacancy 400/4222. 

Applications close at 5pm, on Monday 3 February 2020.

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

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