Ranger Biodiversity, (0.5FTE) | Warkworth

Posted on 15-Jun-2022
Application close date: 29-Jun-2022
Position type:
Job reference:
  • Mātauranga Māori approach to delivering conservation
  • Work outdoors amongst the beautiful camp sites of Whangarei
  • Excellent opportunities to build your skills and enjoy a satisfying career


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


At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.

Te Papa Atawhai is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and hands on individual to join the team as a Ranger within our biodiversity team. We are looking for a dedicated and collaborative individual to join our team who feels inspired, day in day out and connected to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives.


He angitūtanga | About the role

Your work will be focussed across the district covering a diverse range of ecosystems from coastal, and diverse remnants of kauri/podocarp forests and other significant natural areas across the district.  The district also manages freshwater systems in the north and plays a critical role in managing New Zealand's rarest native breeding bird.

The work of the biodiversity ranger is complex and requires continuous triage and prioritising. The work for this role includes monitoring, inspecting and compliance of deer farm authorisations in the Auckland Region; inspections of fences adjacent to DOC reserves, funding proposals, landowner and contractor liaison, contract production and management and database management

This is a part time, permanent role, split 50/50 between office and field work.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We need an individual, who is a proven team player, is great at communicating, and has practical hands on skills.  You will be versatile and resilient and able to tackle a variety of work.  You will thrive with confidence and support the department and the local teams' mahi. 

If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:

  • Ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau & Hapu to grow conservation as kaitiaki on whenua managed as public conservation land
  • Self-starter and confidence to carry a project from start to finish with the support of Senior Biodiversity Ranger and Supervisor
  • Contract management experience
  • Ability to work and build successful relationships with community, stakeholder, local government to grow and protect Te Taiao through joint partner initiatives
  • Team player who can work closely with others in a collaborative to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes across the district
  • Physically fit
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to decipher complex technical work into simple terminology
  • Good computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office and report writing
  • Full drivers' licence

The following skills are not essential but preferred:

  • Knowledge of New Zealand fencing practises
  • Budget management
  • Experience in operating online system software i.e sap, ArcGIS, napalis


Mō te tīma | About the team

You will be part of a wider regional biodiversity team who are vital to the successful operation of our organisation. The team in Warkworth are close knit and supportive and looking forward to welcoming their newest member.


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.


Ko ngā hua | What we offer

We take pride in enabling our kaimahi 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 where applicable
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network


Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

The salary range for this position is $53,776 to $68,714 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.


Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Lilly Witcomb at lwitcomb@doc.govt.nz

Taupānga | Job Reference: DOC/1635100


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. 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.

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