Ranger, Community, (Temporary), Operations Group, Dunedin | Dunedin

Posted on 06-May-2019
Application close date: 20-May-2019
Position type:
Fixed Term
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This is a 12 month temporary fixed term position


If you want to apply your skills and knowledge of environmental management to make a real difference to conservation, this Ranger, Community; Kaitiaki, Āo Hāpori could be the job for you.


This 12-month, full-time position will ideally start on 1 July 2019. It will use conservation and environmental legislation, coupled with knowledge of Coastal Otago's species and places, to ensure that Public Conservation Land and protected species are looked after now and for the future.


This position will work closely with Ngāi Tahu, external partners, and internal experts to ensure that good advice is provided and decisions are made that support conservation, restoration and kaitiakitanga.


It will also contribute to the rest of our Community work, ensuring that Dunedin remains at the forefront of community-led conservation efforts.


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a knowledgeable, hardworking and supportive team, and to gain experience in the multitude of mechanisms by which conservation is done.


Core components of this role include:

  • Leading the District's involvement in statutory processes relating to conservation;
  • Supporting whānau, hapū and iwi to engage in these processes;
  • Managing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Supporting community groups to do great conservation work;
  • Supporting the delivery of targeted engagement and education initiatives;
  • Providing media and communications support.


The ideal applicant will:

  • Have a tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience, in either environmental law/management, or the biological or environmental sciences;
  • Have a real interest in the use of statutory mechanisms and processes to achieve conservation;
  • Believe in the value of working with whānau, hapū and iwi and have respect for te ao Māori;
  • Be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be a strong networker, with positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups;
  • Believe in the value of conservation and a strong role of the public in delivering it.


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


Please apply online; applications via email or post will not be accepted.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Craig Wilson, cgwilson@doc.govt.nz, 027 408 3351 quoting vacancy 400/7644T. 


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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