Ranger Treaty Settlement Implementation, (Temporary), Operations Group, Whanganui

Department of Conservation

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Manawatū-Whanganui

Whanganui Operations Team seeks a dynamic individual who is committed to building and maintaining relationships between the Department and iwi. You will possess the ability to work in a diverse and challenging environment. This 2 and a half year fixed term role is to establish and maintain mana-enhancing partnerships with Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi whānau, hapū and iwi and provide advice and support to ensure the Department of Conservation delivers on their treaty settlement statutory obligations and to give effect to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

You will be working to foster a positive, collaborative and enduring relationship to achieve conservation policies, actions and outcomes sought by both the Governance Entities and the Department.

This will be a position for which patience, flexibility, collaboration and initiative will be essential qualities.

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience in engaging with iwi and tangata whenua to achieve work goals aligned with the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Good knowledge of tikanga Māori, kaitiakitanga, wairuatanga, manaakitanga and iwitanga
  • Strong relationship building skills, values the importance of relationships
  • A drive for achieving results through collaboration and coordination
  • Excellent leadership and people skills

The successful candidate will be comfortable engaging and working in partnership with whānau, hapū, iwi and Post-Settlement Governance Entities, will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the implications of the Treaty on today's society and conservation. A current driver's licence and some out-of-hours work are required.

Formal interviews for this position will take place in Whanganui on Friday 17th July.

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 Peter Lock, plock@doc.govt.nz, phone 027 536 6785 quoting vacancy 400/3850/2T.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 13 July 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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