Kakapo Logistics Ranger (Fixed Term)
- Be a key player in the Kākāpō Recovery Programme, providing logistical support to the team
- Four weeks + three days annual leave per year pro-rata
- This is a 12-month fixed term role based in Invercargill
- Part time, 20 hours per week, with flexibility on days of work
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- Protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes
- Managing threats and adverse impacts
- Being a voice for conservation
- Connecting people to nature
He angitūtanga | About the role
This is an exciting time for kākāpō recovery. You have an opportunity to support our highly dedicated team to achieve their ambitious workplan to meet recovery goals for the species. This is a busy role which requires someone with great logistics skills and who enjoys working with people. You will be the central point of communication for the teams dispersed out on the islands and will support with our kākāpō expansion programme.
The position will be focussed on:
- Assisting in the planning and delivery of island flights and site resupply trips
- Conducting biosecurity checks of staff, volunteers, and visitors during pre-flight quarantine
- Arranging purchase, collection, and storage of equipment and groceries for the team
- Providing logistical support to the team for kākāpō translocations
- Processing invoices
- Supporting the kākāpō adoption scheme.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako| Skills and experience
With your excellent communication skills, you will have the ability to build relationships with key external stakeholders, volunteers and teams dispersed throughout the islands.
We are keen to hear from you if you have the following attributes:
- A current Full driver license, and able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles
- Excellent communication skills and commitment to achieving team objectives
- An ability to demonstrate proactive thinking, planning and organisation
- A friendly, approachable attitude
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team
- IT savvy with knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
- The ability to turn your hand to a multitude of tasks
- An interest in island biosecurity
- A passion for conservation.
Mō te tīma | About the team
You will be part of the Regional Operations Team – Kākāpō/Takahē and will work with other members of the team based in Invercargill, Te Anau and kākāpō sites nationwide. You will report directly to the kākāpō team Supervisor and be based at the Invercargill office. The team also has a variety of other positions, including technical, scientific, infrastructure, advocacy, and field-based roles.
Further information can be found here: Kākāpō Recovery (doc.govt.nz)
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working opportunities suited to your role
- Career development and training opportunities to help you realise your goals
- Study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance
- Great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $54,314 to $69,401 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Friday, 27 January 2023
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Marie Kealey at email@example.com.
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1682041
|Application close date:||27-Jan-2023|
|Attachments:|| Role description - Ranger Logistics.pdf (PDF, 208KB)