Ranger, Heritage and Visitors
- Make a contribution to one of the most successful community-lead conservation projects in the world.
- Four weeks + three days annual leave per year pro-rata.
- Permanent position (Tour of Duty), Tiritiri Matangi.
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes
- managing threats and adverse impacts
- being a voice for conservation
- connecting people to nature.
He angitūtanga | About the role
As our next Ranger, Heritage and Visitors, you will be based on Tiritiri Matangi managing the day-to-day operations of the island. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for someone to join the Auckland Inner Islands team and deliver on conservation outcomes for the district.
Your role will be diverse and will provide the opportunity to grow their conservation skills and experience. You will be required to:
- work alongside many of our partners and stakeholders including Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi, Iwi and contractors.
- undertake track and amenity maintenance across Tiritiri Matangi
- be involved in biosecurity monitoring (track tunnels) and weeding projects which will see you use spraying, scrub bars and chainsaws.
- ensure the compliance of visitors and work alongside community groups including schools, researchers, and educational groups visiting Tiritiri Matangi.
- welcome and manage the weekly volunteers and visitors arriving via ferry with public facing briefings.
This position is noted as 40-hour full time role and will work on a 10 day on 4 day off roster. Due to the remote location of the Ranger position, the role is offered on a limited Tour of Duty posting basis for a term of three years only with an option to extend to five.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We are looking for someone that has experience in a community focused environment. This includes working alongside, volunteers, community groups and the general public. If you have great communication, time management, organisational skills that your skills will be suited in the role.
It is highly sought if you have the following technical attributes:
- full current New Zealand driver licence
- good level of fitness
- current First Aid certificate (required)
- practical field delivery skills such as experience with scrub bars and weed spraying (essential)
- comfortable drive manual vehicle towing and backing trailers (preferred)
- experience working/living in a remote location
- experience with Microsoft office
- stakeholder engagement with whanau, iwi, hapū.
We have staff that are willing to assist and training you in some of these areas if you don't quite have all requirements.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- career development, secondment and training opportunities to help you realise your goals
- study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work
- great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $54,314 to $69,401 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 8 February 2023.
For further enquiries, contactWill Newbold at email@example.com.
Job Reference: 400/02243.
|Application close date:||08-Feb-2023|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger Heritage and Visitors.pdf (PDF, 707KB)