Ranger Biodiversity Monitoring Logistics Support | Rotorua

Posted on 01-Aug-2022
Application close date: 15-Aug-2022
Administration/Office Support
Position type:
Job reference:
  • Full time permanent role
  • Choice of location in either Palmerston North or Rotorua
  • Exciting  opportunity to support conservation mahi


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

This role is office based and largely provides administration support to the local Supervisor and field teams.  The field teams conduct fieldwork for monitoring programmes across New Zealand as part of the Department's tiered National Biodiversity Monitoring Programme.

This support includes contacting Operations managers, iwi, landowners and managers e.g. forestry companies to ensure the field teams have the necessary permissions to travel to plots and stay on location.  The work also includes organising accommodation, equipment and range of other administrative tasks to assist the field teams and supervisor.  The position may also be required at times to act as an afterhours contact for the field teams.

There is a significant element of data quality assurance and maintaining information for the field teams and preparing the necessary background information teams need in the field. 

This is a full time, permanent position, working on average, 40 hours per week. You will be part of a national team and may have responsibilities that extend beyond the location where you reside.


He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for

  • Great communication skills and the ability to get on with people
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to respond and adapt to changing circumstances 
  • Computer skills with confidence in Excel and Word 


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 
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme 
  • Active employee networks, 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 $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: Monday 15 August 2022 

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Morgan McLean mmclean@doc.govt.nz,  telephone 027 408 3412, quoting vacancy number 400/12515

Taupānga| Job Reference: 400/12515 


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.


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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