Ranger (Freshwater Pests and Migratory Fish Species)
- We have an exciting opportunity to join the department as a Ranger specialising in freshwater pests and migratory fish species
- Contribute towards our ambition to contain and halt the impact of freshwater pests, and ensure the security of four migratory fish species; longfin eel/tuna (Anguilla dieffenbachii), shortjaw kōkopu (Galaxias postvectis), īnanga (Galaxias maculatus), Lamprey/Kanakana (Geotria australis)
- This is a permanent role, 40 hours per week, based out of Alexandra or Wānaka
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
As our Ranger, Freshwater Pest and Migratory Fish Species, you will lead the Department's freshwater biosecurity and migratory fish work for part of our Southern South Island Region. You will be responsible for planning, delivering, and reporting on the freshwater pest and migratory fish (four species) work programmes.
Working in this role, fostering, and maintaining effective and long-term relationships is essential to success. You will be working with key external partners including iwi, hapu and whānau, landowners, local government, contractors, volunteer groups and other members of the community as well as internal stakeholders in the department.
You will be based out of Alexandra or Wānaka with travel required around DOC's Southern South Island region to complete the mahi. As a result, having a full NZ driver's license is mandatory.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
You will have a passion for applied freshwater conservation with a minimum of three years' specialist/practical expertise in freshwater species management, freshwater biosecurity, habitat restoration and/or resource management (A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable).
You will also have:
- Experience with the planning, delivery and reporting of operational projects and effectively managing multiple pieces of work
- Proven ability to successfully deliver projects in collaboration with Tangata Whenua and a range of partners
- A work style that focuses on driving and maintaining momentum
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills,
- Ability to work with ambiguity
- Demonstrated skill in working with experts to understand technical advice and matauranga Māori
- Willingness to travel and undertake night-time fish surveys as needed
- Current full drivers licence required.
Mō te tīma | About the team
You will be one of 13 Freshwater Rangers located across the country and working on Freshwater Biosecurity and Freshwater Migratory Fish. Our Freshwater Rangers are supported by North and South Island Freshwater Coordinators and the Freshwater Science and Technical Teams.
The Operations Group is responsible for delivering conservation work on the ground through our biodiversity, recreation/historic, community engagement and visitor centre teams.
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, secondment 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
- The opportunity to work and play in the Southern South Island – home to vast alpine areas, majestic lakes and rivers, and wild coastlines
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.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on 15 June 2023
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact James Speirs, Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Kealey, Recruitment Advisor, at email@example.com
Taupānga | Job reference DOC/1722930
|Application close date:||15-Jun-2023|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger Freshwater Pests and Migratory Fish Species.pdf (PDF, 191KB)