Ranger Biodiversity, (Temporary), Rakiura/Stewart Island | Stewart Island

Posted on 07-Aug-2017
Application close date: 21-Aug-2017

The Rakiura/Stewart Island Office is looking for a capable and diligent Ranger to support the delivery of up to four Battle For Our Birds operations including possum control and predator control to protect the critically endangered southern New Zealand dotterel. This is a fixed term position from September 2017 until February 2018.

This position is ideal for those who enjoy supporting operational planning, logistics and managing delivery of biodiversity projects by field teams and/or third-party contractors. You will be working closely with the Senior Ranger, Biodiversity as part of the dedicated Rakiura Operations Team delivering quality conservation in a unique and beautiful landscape.

Your role will contribute to preserving our natural heritage including ecosystems with significant conservation value and threatened animal populations.

Your role will focus on up to four temporary projects and include the following tasks:

• Supporting the planning of operational detail
• Supporting public, stakeholder and iwi consultation.
• Supporting contract sourcing, management and evaluation
• Leading the management and tasking of a small field-based team
• Supporting liaison with interested parties and supporting agencies

The ideal applicant will have:

• A strong work ethic, good attention to detail and an enthusiasm for business process and office work
• A keen interest in biodiversity conservation
• The ability to provide leadership to a small, focussed team
• Knowledge of predator and pest animal control techniques
• Experience in contract management
• Good computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office
• Excellent written communication skills
• The ability to work well alone as well as part of a team

The position is based from Oban, Halfmoon Bay; a small village on the eastern coast of Rakiura. Please read the Applicant Information Sheet carefully, as it contains further information about the role and life on Rakiura.

Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.

For any queries, please contact Kevin Carter, kcarter@doc.govt.nz, or telephone (03) 219 0004, quoting vacancy 400/86T5

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 August 2017.

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