Ranger Heritage and Visitors
About this role
- Is Rakiura / Stewart Island on your bucket list! Take your opportunity now.
- Come diversify your skills and knowledge and experience Island life within the friendly community on Rakiura / Stewart Island
- Permanent full time position based on Stewart Island.
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.
Stewart Island, south of Invercargill, is New Zealand's third largest island. It is home to several frontcountry visitor sites, amenities, campsites, and viewpoints, as well as a Great Walk track, short walks, and access to multi-day walks. There Heritage and Visitors team looks after 15 huts surround by amazing scenery, 256km tracks, and many sites of significant national historic heritage.
He angitūtanga: About the Role
The Island is expected to be at full capacity with visitors again following COVID, so no two days will be the same. You will enjoy working outdoors, meeting new people, mucking in, and getting the job done. You will be part of a team maintaining walking tracks and huts on the island with a large focus on visitor safety and high-risk structures. You will also gain experience in Hut Warden management.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
This is role has a mixture of field and office based work. We would love to hear from if you are a team player and if you have some of the following:
- An understanding and appreciation of conservation values in New Zealand and an ability to communicate these to a wide range of people
- That ‘willing to go the extra mile', ‘can do' attitude
- A current First Aid certificate and valid Driver's License.
- Backcountry field experience and a high level of physical fitness
- Experience in building and plant maintenance is preferred
- Track and structure maintenance experience
- Boating experience
- Chainsaw experience
- Passionate about the outdoors and native flora and fauna.
- Ability to work well with others such as community volunteers
- Previous experience organising the logics and leading field operations.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you:
A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. It is a real community and family culture within the team at Rakiura where we all look out for one another's wellbeing and as a new team member you can expect a warm welcome.
Housing n can be provided in shared accommodation.
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:
- 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
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa. Also please complete the attached field questionnaire to be returned with your applicaiton 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 Thursday 1 December
Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact: Debbie Fahey, Senior Recruitment Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 2862746 or Andrew King, Supervisor, Heritage and Visitors on 027 322 0796 or email@example.com
Taupānga| Job Reference:
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:||01-Dec-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger Heritage and Visitors.pdf (PDF, 243KB)