Ranger Project Lead Community
About this role
- 2-year fixed term opportunity based in Dunedin or Invercargill working to support projects across Murihuku and Coastal Otago.
- Does the idea of working with others to increase conservation outcomes appeal to you?
- Would you like to support revitalising communities through nature-based employment?
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 Ranger Project Lead Community role works closely with the Jobs for Nature programme and has been created to support the assessment, implementation and monitoring of projects that increase conservation outcomes through nature-based employment. In response to the COVID-19 economic downturn, the Government's Jobs for Nature programme has seen $500 million allocated to nature-based projects. The Southern South Island Region is to benefit from this investment in Nature.
Our project partners will create jobs on private and public conservation land, focusing on predator control, pest plant eradication, restoring wetlands, and regenerative planting.
As the Ranger Project Lead Community will actively support community partners to successfully deliver projects and build their capability to grow conservation. There is an important contract and delivery monitoring and reporting aspect to the work. The Ranger is the primary liaison between the Partner and the Jobs for Nature team.
You will work with the community partners to develop and confirm the funding agreement, including agreeing project milestones. You will be responsible for overseeing all reporting and undertake field monitoring as part of quality assurance activities. As the first point for problem solving, you are the liaison between the partners and technical experts within Te Papa Atawhai or the Rangers in that area. You help with navigating systems and processes, including a focus on health and safety systems.
Periodic travel throughout the Southern South Island region will be a requirement of this role. You will report to a local operations manager and have a local focus, however you will be expected to work collaboratively with two peers located in each of Queenstown and Te Anau. Together you will collectively ensure all the Southern South Island Region projects are set up and supported to be successful.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
This role is diverse and will require you to have a range of skills. If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:
- High level written and oral communication
- Proven adept ability and picking up new programmes and processes.
- Tech savvy with experience using Microsoft Office
- A passion for conservation and outdoor pursuits
- Great stakeholder engagement particularly with whānau, hapū and iwi.
- Ability to work under pressure and convey important information in a clear concise manner
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Coastal Otago Operations team is based in Dunedin, the Murihiku team in Invercargill both form part of the Southern South Island Region.
As part of an Operations team, you will join a tight knit team, who genuinely enjoy working with each, are passionate about the work they do.
The operations teams are dynamic with a deep passion for conservation and a culture of inclusivity and support for each other. Both teams have diverse and exciting work programmes.
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:
- Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discount
- Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including flexible working arrangements and the employee assistance program
- Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu – Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply now to further your conservation career!
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 - $79,115 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close: 5 pm Tuesday, 4 October
Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Daniel Jephson on 027 224 0371
Taupānga| Job Reference: T400/09330/2
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:||04-Oct-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description- Ranger Project Lead, Community .pdf (PDF, 210KB)