Ranger (Fixed Term)
About this role
- Are you someone who has a passion for New Zealand's unique biodiversity?
- Are you looking to start your career in conservation and enjoy working in a team?
- If so, being a Ranger in our Biodiversity Team could be the role for 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
We have an exciting full time, fixed-term opportunity (until end of June 2023) to work in our Maniapoto team as a Ranger, based in our Te Kuiti office. 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
As a Biodiversity Ranger in the Maniapoto team you will be working mostly in the field either in a team or own your own. You will need to be adaptable; you may plan your day to be trapping, undertaking weed control, planting, or assisting in a manner of conservation projects including monitoring and protection of Mahoenui Giant Weta and Archey's Frogs. You will be working to support the delivery of our work in a close-knit team. This role is a fixed term opportunity until the end of June 2023.
He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for
With your practical skills, you will be a problem solver who can think on their feet when things do not go to plan. You will be physically fit and enjoy being outdoors working on the whenua, knowing that the outcomes are not instant, but being rewarded with changes to the environment around you over time.
You will be open to working with others including external parties and other internal staff. At times you will help co-ordinate some work delivery with your colleagues and at other times you will support others to deliver work. You will be comfortable working in groups or alone.
Ideally you will have some of the following skills/qualifications:
- Current First Aid Certificate
- Current Growsafe Certificate
- Off track navigation and GPS skills
- Experience and/or qualifications in working with 4WD vehicles, spray equipment and other field-based equipment
- Skills in LUV use
- Good communication skills and an ability to get on with people
- A valid Driver's Licence is essential
- An ability to work well unsupervised in remote locations
- Practical experience in pest control, threatened plants and animal populations would be an advantage
- Computer knowledge and use of GPS and general data collection and processing.
- Good record/data collection skills and an eye for detail
- A commitment to practicing good Health and Safety processes when delivering our work.
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:
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
- Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
- Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
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 $49,192 to $59,978, with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on 30 September 2022.
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Lilly Witcomb at email@example.com
Taupānga | Job Reference: DOC/1657361
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.
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