Ranger/Project Lead, Community (Fixed Term)
- Are you passionate about working with others to support conservation, restoration and kaitiakitanga?
- Are you interested or experienced in working with community groups, stakeholders and local iwi?
- Full time, fixed-term role for 18 months, based in Sockburn, Christchurch
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- Protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes
- Managing threats and adverse impacts
- Being a voice for conservation
- Connecting people to nature
He angitūtanga | About the role
The Department of Conservation is seeking applicants for the position of Ranger/Project Lead, Community. This is a Fixed Term contract (18 months) funded by the Jobs for Nature programme.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to become part of a strong and hardworking team. You will contribute towards growing conservation in the Eastern South Island District team alongside our treaty partners and the community.
The position will be focussed on:
- Supporting and maintaining relationships with whānau, hapū and iwi and other internal and external stakeholders as treaty and conservation partners
- Supporting the delivery of 10 Jobs for Nature (JfN) conservation projects in the Mahaanui district by facilitating connections/relationships and creative problem solving
- Liaising between the JfN project delivery teams (external) and Manager (internal) to monitor the progress towards quarterly milestones
- Conduct site visits to monitor JfN projects to provide on the ground assurance and support
- Preparation of assurance reports and contract variations
- Opportunity to contribute to the delivery of other community focused work as required/ aligns with your skills and interests. This could include: event management, concession and permission monitoring/processing, administering community agreements, managing volunteers, publications and social media
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you have the following skills and attributes, we are keen to hear from you:
- Relationship building skills and ability to work in true partnership with internal and external stakeholders, including with local whānau, hapū and iwi partners
- Understanding of project management and reporting requirements
- Excellent written communication skills and report writing experience
- Understanding of financial reporting and/or use of Microsoft Excel
- Ability to work autonomously and prioritise work through excellent personal organisation. An eye for process improvement to enhance organisational performance
- A team player and preference to work with others
- An interest in te taiao and knowledge of conservation methods
- Previous experience using computer software including Microsoft Office products and Outlook
- Full New Zealand driver license
- Current First Aide Certificate
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori and te ao Māori
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working opportunities suited to your role
- Career development, and training opportunities to help you realise your goals
- Study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance
- Great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $62,535 to $79,906 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 8 February 2023
For further enquiries contact Natalie Care, Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or on 027 297 4022
Job reference: T 400/08260/2
|Application close date:||08-Feb-2023|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger Project Lead Community.pdf (PDF, 213KB)