About this role
- Do you want to make a key difference in the conservation of the Nationally Critical Southern New Zealand Dotterel?
- Work in a unique and distinct environment while protecting one of New Zealand's taonga species.
- It's not everyday you get the opportunity to work and live on Stewart Island.
We have 1 permanent position available within the wider Biodiversity team. If you're interested check out below!
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.
He angitūtanga | About the role
Due to the increase in workload for our Stewart Island Operations team, the Department of Conservation have 1 permanent vacancy with the sole focus of working to achieve specific outcomes for SNZD set out by the Supervisor and Senior Leadership team.
As a Kaitiaki, Ranger you will be joining our dedicated team in Rakiura and carrying out trapping for feral cats and other biodiversity work in efforts to protect the Nationally Critical Southern NZ Dotterel. The last recording being just over 140 birds.
Our Rakiura Operations is tight knit and maintain positive working relationships across the unit. You will be working alone or in teams of 2 or 3 in remote locations for up to 10 days at a time.
The position will be focussed on:
- Trapping feral cats across the Tin Range and the Satellite Hills
- Working in remote locations alone or alongside other team members
- Monitoring and recording your work progress both with and without technology
- Traveling to and from field sites in small boats/helicopter or on foot
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
This role is unique and will require you to have a key focus on health and safety and proven back-country experience. If you are a keen outdoorsperson and have a passion for conservation, we urge you to apply.
If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:
- Has proven ability to lead teams safely to complete given tasks
- High physical fitness
- Excellent communication skills
- A dedication to own and others health and safety
- Accurate and detailed record keeping
- Be comfortable working in remote areas for up to ten days at a time
- Experience and/or qualifications in working with toxic baits and animal traps
- Current First Aid certificate
- Familiarity with GPS navigation
- An ability to work unsupervised in remote locations
- Has proven ability to work in small teams in remote locations
- Boating experience
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Kaitiaki, Ranger position will form part of an energetic and hardworking team comprised of the Supervisor, 3 permanent Rangers , a team lead and other occasional staff, based in Rakiura. The Rakiura operational team are a close-knit team, so you'll get the opportunity to be exposed to different work streams during your time as a Ranger.
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:
- Free accommodation to DOC campsites and access to Great Walks across Aotearoa.
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- We provide great training and growth opportunities within the Department.
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 $47,320 to $59,978 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience
Rā katinga | Applications close: 5 pm Sunday 2 October
Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Mike Southworth on 027 247 2735
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1645734
COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – All employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy. New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.
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:||02-Oct-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger.pdf (PDF, 198KB)
Ranger, Stewart Island Applicant Information Sheet.pdf (PDF, 833KB)