Ranger, Freshwater (Fixed Term)
About this role
- 4.5-month fixed term vacancy across the summer period based in New Plymouth!
- Do you have a passion for conservation and feel inspired by Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation's (DOC) shared purpose and values?
- Are you someone who loves the outdoors, values our freshwater environment, is flexible, practical and enjoys working with people?
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata.
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
He angitūtanga | About the Role
The Department of Conservation's New Plymouth based Operations team has an exciting position for a keen ecologist that is looking to kick start their career in freshwater monitoring and assist with the delivery of freshwater biosecurity (pest fish and weed species) and migratory fish species (short jaw kōkopu, inanga, tuna/longfin eel, and potentially piharau/lamprey) work.
The large proportion of the work will be freshwater pest surveys using a variety of methods, mostly on private property. There may be the opportunity to assist with a pest fish eradication operation, and pest species incursion response work within the district also. There will also be a responsibility to undertake migratory fish monitoring which will include spotlight surveys late at night in remote areas.
The position will be mostly field based, there will be significant travel throughout the DOC's Taranaki Operations District conducting monitoring and surveillance work. The district boundaries range from the Mokau River in the north to the Patea River in the south and include the National Park.
He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for
- Strong understanding and practical experience with freshwater ecology and/or biosecurity.
- Ability to identify freshwater native and pest fish and weed species and collate data for reporting purposes.
- Previous experience monitoring, handling fish species and pest fish control.
- Excellent physical fitness and proven experience working in remote backcountry areas and working outside of normal hours.
- Experience working in wet environments (lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and wetlands).
- Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and commitment to achieving team objectives.
- Have a basic understanding of Māori cultural values and a strong desire to uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
- Computer literacy, particularly Microsoft programmes and field data collection application. Experience with GIS is preferred.
- Full driver's licence, ideally with a 4WD qualification.
- A current First Aid certificate.
If you have the above skills, are solutions-focused, and have the desire to help make New Zealand the greatest living space on earth; we want to hear from you!
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!
- Active employee networks including Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit you application online via the DOC Careers Centre with a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
The salary range for this position is $49,192 to $59,978 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close: 5 pm on Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries: Contact Nathan Lightbourne at email@example.com or 027 535 1979.
Taupānga | Job Reference: T400/03560
COVID-19 Vaccination: Some positions that are identified as high risk may still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
|Application close date:||30-Nov-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger.pdf (PDF, 237KB)