Ranger Biodiversity (Fixed term)
About this role
- Are you passionate about Te Taiao?
- Are you skilled at field delivery and passionate about working together with whānau, hapū, iwi and others to achieve conservation outcomes?
- Does the idea of working across a diverse landscape environment appeal to you?
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
Te Papa Atawhai is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join the Pureora team as a Ranger within our Biodiversity team. You will be supporting the growth of significant conservation opportunities in the Maniapoto District alongside our Treaty partners. This role is a 6-month fixed term, full time opportunity.
He angitūtanga | About the role
The focus of this Biodiversity Ranger role will be to support the Te Kuiti District to deliver agreed Biodiversity engagement work plans. The core focus of the role will be leading or supporting current and future pest control operations, including supporting our whānau, hapū and iwi partners and wider community stakeholders. The role will also contribute to other areas of our biodiversity mahi.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
- Sensitivity and knowledge of Māori culture and the Department's responsibilities to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi under section 4 of the Conservation Act.
- Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
- Contract management experience would be desirable.
- Tertiary qualification or equivalent in ecology, biology or environmental sciences would be an advantage.
- Knowledge and experience in animal pest control methodologies.
- Strong relationship skills in working with others, particularly iwi Māori, but also other external stakeholders (i.e. community groups, landowners, regional councils).
- A high standard of written and verbal communication.
- Familiar with good health and safety processes, plans and working safely.
- Project coordination and planning skills.
- GIS mapping software knowledge would be an advantage.
- Restoration field skills and experience desirable.
Maniapoto District staff are based either at the Pureora Field Centre or in the Te Kuiti office. There is shared accommodation available near both offices. Both offices are only an hour's travel to major centre's such as Hamilton or Taupo. Many opportunities for volunteer activity and fun are easily accessible in the district.
The Maniapoto District runs from Mokau River at its southern boundary, and east to include Pureora Forest Park. The Team is responsible for several species' recovery programmes and extensive pest control programmes.
The Maniapoto District has important biodiversity values and heritage sites. The iconic Waitomo Caves are located here, and together with the coastal landscape and extensive forests of Pureora, provide settings for a full range of recreation opportunities.
Maniapoto District is home to many iconic species, including nationally important populations of Archey's and Hochstetter's frogs, kokako, Mahoenui giant weta, whio/blue ducks, long tailed and short tailed bats, kaka and several threatened plants.
The Timber Trail is a 84km cycle trail through Pureora Forest and is attracting increasing numbers of visitors to our District.
The Maniapoto team like to get together for the quiz daily and have a laugh. We have a good team culture of checking in with each other and have two dedicated Health and Safety Rep's who have a keen interest in wellbeing. Discussions about Flexible working arrangements are encouraged, and many Rangers do a 4-day week or even work weekend days.
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 5pm on 30 September 2022
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Lilly Witcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga | Job Reference: DOC/1657360
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.
|Application close date:||30-Sep-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger Biodiversity.pdf (PDF, 215KB)