Ranger, Biodiversity, Operations Group, Twizel | Twizel

Posted on 06-May-2019
Application close date: 20-May-2019
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Is your background in conservation, working with natural flora and fauna? Are you skilled at field delivery and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others?  Does the idea of working across a diverse landscape including marine and bush environment appeal to you?  If so, the beautiful Te Manahuna District is calling you.


Te Manahuna Biodiversity team is looking for an experienced person to join the biodiversity team based in the Twizel office. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to become part of a committed and professional Biodiversity team to achieve high quality conservation outcomes.


As a Biodiversity Ranger, your focus across the district will be implementing the work plan associated with Kakī /Black Stilt Recovery Programme. The role will be focused on the management of the wild kakī population. You will be responsible for leading the day to day activities of a small team over the spring and summer months, and will liaise closely with staff based at the Kakī Captive Facility.


Your responsibilities will include organizing and delivering work programmes relating to:

  • the Kakī /Black Stilt Recovery Programme
  • other threatened species management programmes
  • ecosystem restoration; 


The successful applicant will have:

  • Relationship management skills
  • Project management skills
  • A technical writing background
  • A natural heritage or conservation management qualification
  • Experience in the practical management of flora and fauna is essential.
  • Specialist experience or qualifications in either freshwater, pest control or threatened plants and/or species.
  • Backcountry and river work experience
  • A high level of fitness
  • Experience in operating online system software and data management applications
  • Skills in leading, coaching, training and supporting staff and the acquisition of technical knowledge.
  • An ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau and Hapu to sustain and grow conservation.
  • Ability to work and build successful relationships and partnerships with the community, stakeholders, business and local government.
  • Skills and experience in working collaboratively with others to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


Please apply online via the DOC Careers Site.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Sally Jones on sajones@doc.govt.nz or 027 499 5187 quoting vacancy 400/7444


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 May 2019. 

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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