Ranger Freshwater Pests and Migratory Fish Species
About this role
- Are you passionate about protecting te taiao, working with rare native species and contributing to the security of four migratory fish species?
- Take advantage of a range of development and training opportunities across the organisation
- 4 weeks + 3 days annual leave per year pro-rata, flexible working options
- Permanent full time, Whanganui location
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
He angitūtanga | About the role
How would you like to live and work in amongst one of Aotearoa's stunning landscapes? Enjoy breath-taking scenery and get up close and personal with some of our rarest native species.
As our Ranger, Freshwater Pests, and Migratory Fish Species, you will lead the Department's freshwater biosecurity and migratory fish work for DOC's Central North Island district. You will be responsible for planning, delivering, and reporting on the freshwater pest and migratory fish (4 species) ork programmes and effectively managing your workflows in order of priority.
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, contractors, volunteer groups and other members of the community as well as internal stakeholders in the department.
Travel is an essential part of this role and is required around DOC's Central North Island district to complete the mahi. As a result, having a full NZ driver's license is mandatory.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We're looking for a mix of skills and qualities for success in this role:
- Experience planning, delivery and reporting of operational projects and effectively managing multiple pieces of work.
- A passion for conservation, species management, freshwater biosecurity, habitat restoration. Applied knowledge in a freshwater environment is highly desirable.
- Understanding of ecological conservation or pest control i.e. – Wetland restoration, weed control, marine environments. Freshwater experience is highly advantageous but not essential.
- A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable.
- Proven experience of successfully working with a wide range of critical internal and external stakeholders. Prior experience of working with Iwi, Hapū and Whānau is advantageous.
- Demonstrated skill in working with experts to understand technical advice.
- Current full NZ drivers licence required, as well as the ability to travel for the role
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our people 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
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites, visitor centres product discounts, outdoor apparel and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Avenue…)
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks including Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
- Active social clubs including Dragon Boating, lunchtime Netball, poetry competitions, movie/games/quiz nights, charity fundraisers
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?
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.
Mō te tīma | About the team
The ranger will be one of 13 Freshwater Rangers located across the country and working on Freshwater Biosecurity and Freshwater Migratory Fish. They 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.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa
Salary range: $61,916.00 - $79,115.00 pro-rata, dependant on candidate skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close: 5pm on Wednesday, 5 October 2022
Me he pātai anō | For any enquiry, please contact Emily Blokker, email@example.com
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1659471
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre
DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.
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.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
|Application close date:||05-Oct-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger Freshwater Pests and Migratory Fish Species.pdf (PDF, 219KB)
Ranger Freshwater Pests & Migratory Fish Species Whanganui One Pager - DOC-7118692.pdf (PDF, 180KB)