Ranger, Project Lead
About this role
- Are you someone who is passionate about maintaining Heritage and Visitor assets and providing quality visitor experiences?
- Do you enjoy leading a team to maintain both back country and front country track, hut, campsite, and amenities maintenance?
- A full time, permanent opportunity based in Reefton is now available.
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
At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do.
He angitūtanga | About the role
As a Ranger Project Lead (Heritage and Visitor) based in Reefton, you will lead the day-to-day delivery of the work plan. With support and direction from your supervisor, you will lead back country and front country heritage and visitor maintenance and development projects. In this role, you will:
- Lead assigned projects, including historic site restoration, back country and front country track work, hut and amenity site maintenance.
- Maintaining back country bridges and other structures.
- Assisting the biodiversity/wider teams when required.
- Visitor hazard management systems.
- Provide leadership in the field, working with the 4 staff in Reefton
- Manage contracts when required
- Run the day-to-day operation of the Reefton field team
- Lead a positive team culture
You will be joining a positive and enthusiast team delivering conservation outcomes in Reefton.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We are looking for a leader who is passionate about achieving the delivery of conservation outcomes for the Reefton area. You will be highly motivated, well organised and show a positive attitude towards improving the Heritage and Visitor programmes. We want to hear from you if you have:
- Proven experience in people leadership and willingness to contribute to the wider office needs and culture.
- Experience leading projects, including planning, and delivering, within budget and timeframes.
- Proven relationship building and contract management experience.
- A First Aid Certificate and a Class 1 or above driver's licence, with the ability to drive a manual.
- Tech savvy skills and drive to learn new systems, including the ability to use computer databases and information systems.
- Excellent resilience, communications skills and a positive attitude.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ideally experience working in the back country/remotely for extended periods of time.
- Carpentry/ construction skills and experience are highly desirable.
- Experience in maintaining visitor facilities, tracks and structures is highly desirable.
- Experience and qualifications with use of chainsaws, scrub bars, 4WDS, LUVs and helicopters.
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Discounted access to Department of Conservation tracks, huts and amenities as well as outdoor apparel.
- We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role, the team you work in and the work context.
- Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
The salary range for this position is $61,916 to $79,115 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close: Wednesday 5 October, 5pm
Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact David Deck on 027 548 4873
Taupānga| Job Reference: 400/07421
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:||05-Oct-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger Project Lead, Heritage and Visitors.pdf (PDF, 234KB)