Senior Ranger, Biodiversity
About this role
- Are you passionate about protecting te taiao, managing biodiversity threats and working with rare native species? Enjoy the wide open spaces and lakes of the Mackenzie District.
- Take advantage of a range of development and training opportunities across the organisation
- 4 weeks + 3 days annual leave per year, flexible working options
- Permanent full time, Twizel location
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
He angitūtanga | About the role
Are you passionate about protecting te taiao, with an interest in partnering with whānau, hapū, iwi and others to achieve conservation outcomes? Would you enjoy field delivery within diverse landscapes including coastal island, wetland, freshwater, and bush environment? live
As Senior Ranger Biodiversity Threats with the Department of Conservation, you will be joining our talented Biodiversity threats team to lead a range of animal and plant threats programmes in Twizel/Te Manahuna. This is a leadership opportunity, which will involve the planning and authorisation of technical work programmes relating to:
- Te Manahuna/Mackenzie Basin weed control programme
- Te Manahuna/Mackenzie Basin animal pest control programmes particularly rabbits, pigs, deer and possums
You will manage contracts and budgets, and provide input into national threats programmes, such as; Wilding Conifer Control, Tahr and Wallabies. You will conduct operational planning (monthly, annual and 4 yearly) and associated performance reporting requirements. Your role is very future focused, so you must be able to plan adaptively for long term success of the programmes and ensure the team you work with is capable and organised to deliver-on these goals.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you have the below skills and experience we would love to hear from you:
- A strong commitment to Safety and Wellbeing in the workplace
- Specialist experience/qualifications in animal and plant pest control
- Strong planning, prioritisation, organizing, and financial management skills and experience
- Contract and project management experience
- Confidence working closely with tangata whenua
- Skilled at coaching, training and supporting staff with the acquisition of technical knowledge
- Proven resilience, with ability to keep calm under pressure while managing high profile work
- Full NZ drivers licence
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options, including flexible hours and ability to work from home or away from the District as appropriate.
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites, visitor centres product discounts, outdoor apparel and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Avenue…)
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks including Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?
Mō mātou | About us
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Operations Group is responsible for delivering conservation work on the ground through our biodiversity, recreation/historic, community engagement and visitor centre teams.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Monday, 3 October 2022.
Salary range: $72,610.00 - $92,780.00 dependent on candidate skills and experience.
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Janine Sidery at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1647410
COVID-19 Vaccination: Some positions that are identified as high risk may still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
|Application close date:||03-Oct-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Senior Ranger, Biodiversity.pdf (PDF, 253KB)