Ranger, Kākāpō/Takahē (Fixed Term)
About this role
- Spend your work time in Aotearoa New Zealand's most pristine wild areas.
- Use your operational conservation skills to aid one of the country's most high-profile species recovery programmes.
- You will be focussed on delivering the hands-on work required to support the conservation management of the kākāpō species.
- Full time, fixed term position until end of June 2024 based in Invercargill.
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 (DOC) 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.
He angitūtanga | About the role
You will experience pristine wild areas of New Zealand and aid in one of the country's most high-profile species recovery programmes. You will be focussed on delivering the hands-on work required to support the conservation management of the kākāpō species. You will work in a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who strive for a positive team culture and excellence in conservation practice.
The nature of the field work is primarily monitoring kākāpō. Tasks include health and home range monitoring, transmitter output monitoring, transmitter replacement and database management / reporting. Other tasks include maintenance of facilities, technical equipment maintenance, logistics support, delivery of the supplementary feeding programme, managing volunteers, and more.
The work programme for 2023 includes transferring birds to newly designated sites, transmitter changes and monitoring kākāpō in the field and remotely. There will also be opportunities to support the takahē team with their work programme.
The normal work pattern for kākāpō rangers consists of four weeks on the islands, followed by two weeks off. Your usual workplace will be in the field at kākāpō island sites, where you will live and work with your co-workers. Outside of breeding seasons there will be times that your role will require you to be office-based in Invercargill. Please see the Applicant Information Sheet for further information about locations and the team.
He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for
You will be a team player who enjoys working with other passionate individuals to support the operational field delivery of this recovery programme.
- Previous experience monitoring, or handling bird species
- Excellent communication skills and commitment to achieving team objectives
- An ability to get on with people in a communal living situation
- Experience in facilities maintenance and / or general practical skills
- An ability to accurately record data, and good attention to detail
- Excellent planning, organisational skills and problem-solving ability
- An excellent approach to health, safety, and wellbeing
- Full Driver's license, and able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles
- Skippers licence and / or boating experience
- Chainsaw and scrub-bar experience
- Technologically savvy and a willingness to learn about novel systems
- Computer literacy, including experience with databases
- A current First Aid Certificate and / or OPHEC
- Experience working in remote locations
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
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites, visitor centres product discounts, outdoor apparel, and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Adventure…)
- 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
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 $49,912 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 Wednesday 30 November 2022
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Debbie Fahey, Senior Recruitment Advisor at email@example.com or 027 286 2746
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1677168
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.
|Application close date:||30-Nov-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger (Band B).pdf (PDF, 264KB)
Applicant Information Sheet.pdf (PDF, 668KB)