Ranger Community | Whangarei

Posted on 12-Jan-2022
Application close date: 26-Jan-2022
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Job Specification

  • Are you passionate about working with tangata whenua and the wider community? 
  • Do you know how to get others engaged and active in supporting conservation, restoration and kaitiakitanga?
  • Do you have an eye for detail and are skilled in working through processes?


The Department of Conservation is seeking applicants for the position of Ranger, Community; Kaitiaki, Āo Hāpori.


This is an exciting opportunity for you to become part of a strong, tight knit and hardworking team. You will contribute towards growing conservation in the Whangārei District alongside our Treaty partners and the community.


In this role you will:


  • Be responsible for the administration of permissions and Wildlife Act permits and coordination of local RMA processes
  • Support whānau, hapū and iwi as treaty partners
  • Build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Contribute to the delivery of high-quality engagement and education initiatives.
  • Provide media and communications support


To be successful in this role you will:


  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification or experience in either statutory processing, ecology/environmental studies, or communications
  • Have excellent attention to detail and ability to follow processes
  • Be passionate about working with whānau, hapū and iwi and have respect for te ao Māori me ngā tikanga.
  • Be able to create and maintain positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups.


What we can do for you:

  • Allow flexible working arrangements including variation of hours and working from home
  • Provide the opportunity to get hands on with our conservation efforts
  • Actively engage and develop relationships with local hapū
  • Deliver meaningful work supporting the conservation efforts in Aotearoa by being part of an organisation that is more than “just a job”, it is a passionate and fulfilling place to work.


A good understanding of tikanga Māori will be an advantage. Me paku matatau ngā kaitono ki te korero Māori.


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – All employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy. New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter and CV.


For any queries, please contact Eloise Keefer on ekeefer@doc.govt.nz or +6427 239 9623 quoting Vacancy 400/01461


Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday the 26th January.


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

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