Ranger, Community (Fixed Term) | Greymouth

Posted on 01-Aug-2022
Application close date: 22-Aug-2022
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:
  • Are you looking for an interesting and challenging opportunity to work with the Western South Island community to help manage conservation?
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated team member with excellent people skills to deliver on the Department's National Concession Compliance Strategy, which involves undertaking monitoring and advocacy activities.


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

As a Community Ranger, you will join a small, highly motivated team who carry out diverse conservation work. Your role in the team will be focused on effectively engaging with permissions holders on public conservation land in the Greymouth district as well as supporting the monitoring programmes in the Hokitika and Buller Districts which spans from Ross in the south to Karamea in the north. You will help deliver the district's permissions monitoring and compliance programme which will get you out and about meeting people from all walks of life.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead delivery of the monitoring and compliance programme through frequent visits to holders of permissions such as mining access arrangements and other concessions such as Grazing, Tourism & Recreation.
  • Provide written reports, update the database and undertake follow up actions when required.
  • Promote conservation, lift awareness, and educate permission holders on the value of the ecosystems in the Greymouth District.
  • Evaluate and provide input in relation to statutory land administration, RMA, and permission applications as required.
  • Support other District priorities from time to time.


This is a fixed-term position for 12 months working 32 hours per week.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

As our Ranger, Community you will be partnering with a variety of stakeholders and be involved with the community ensuring compliance of concessions.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Previous experience working in a compliance and regulatory environment.
  • Experience in working with and partnering with statutory authorities, community groups, iwi or business groups.
  • Strong data management and technology skills including use of GPS, Digital photography, Drones & GIS.
  • The ability to effectively and positively engage with people involved with land use that often conflicts with conservation management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a proven ability to write accurate, clear and concise reports.
  • A ‘can do' attitude and proven excellent organisational skills, including the ability to balance competing demands, meet deadlines and have a problem-solving approach.
  • Valid full drivers' licence.
  • Experience working in the mining industry and/or an ecology background.
  • Knowledge of the Western South Island (desirable)


Mō te tīma | About the team

The Ranger, Community position will form part of an energetic and hardworking team comprised of the Supervisor, Senior Ranger and Rangers within the team. You will occasionally work with some contractors and other stakeholders from a variety of groups.


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:

  • Flexible working options where applicable
  • Great staff benefits for outdoor apparel to complement free access to DOC campsites, huts and great walks.
  • 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: Monday 22nd August

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Sam Speight on 0272476673

Taupānga| Job Reference: T 400/07250

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – All employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy.  New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment. 

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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