Kaitiaki Āo Hāpori | Ranger Community, (Fixed Term) | Bay of Islands

Posted on 04-Aug-2022
Application close date: 18-Aug-2022
Bay of Islands
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:
Note clipRole Description - Ranger Community.pdf (PDF, 236KB)
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?


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. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.


He angitūtanga | About the role

The Department of Conservation is seeking applicants for a 12-month position as a Ranger, Community; Kaitiaki, Āo Hāpori.

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

If full-time doesn't suit, we are open to the right candidate working part-time, or flexible hours to suit your requirements. This vacancy is a fixed-term position for 12 months.

In this role you will:

  • Lead/support the administration of permission applications, Wildlife Act permits and coordination of local RMA processes
  • Support whānau, hapū and iwi as treaty partners
  • Maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Contribute to the delivery of high-quality engagement and education initiatives
  • Provide media and communications support


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have experience in either statutory processing, ecology/environmental studies, or communications
  • Be passionate about working with whānau, hapū and iwi and have respect for te ao Māori me ngā tikanga
  • Have excellent attention to detail and ability to follow processes
  • A good understanding of tikanga Māori will be an advantage. Me paku matatau ngā kaitono ki te korero Māori.


Mō mātou | About us

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.


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:

  • Allow flexible working arrangements including variation of hours and working from home
  • Provide the opportunity to get hands on with our conservation efforts
  • 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.
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • 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 $53,776 to $68,714 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience


Rā katinga | Applications close: Thursday, 18 August 2022, 5pm

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Bevan Moir on 027 536 1057

Taupānga| Job Reference: T 400/01244


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. 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.

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