Ranger, Community Relations, (Temporary), Operations, Whitianga | Whitianga

Posted on 11-Jun-2018
Application close date: 25-Jun-2018
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

This is a Fixed Term position for (2 years)


Are you someone who is passionate about conservation and enjoy working in the great outdoors?  Do you want to make a difference in protecting New Zealand's natural heritage? Well then…


The Whitianga district extends from Coroglen in the south to Port Jackson in the north incorporating stunning off shore islands, the majority of which are predator free and home to populations of rare and protected species.  It is blessed with a rich heritage culturally and historically and offers many recreational activities for our visitors including 5 very popular campgrounds; one of which is the biggest in the country!


The purpose of this role is to plan and implement the Coromandel Districts Community Relations teams work plans, some of which include:

  1. Coromandel Volunteer Strategy (planning and leading regular weekly and monthly volunteer events, supervising volunteers)
  2. Community Group support and management (management agreements, relationship meetings, educational workshops, auditing, event support etc)
  3. Coromandel Conservation Education Strategy (support with planning and implementation)
  4. Coromandel Media and Outreach Strategy (Research, writing and publishing articles, newsletters etc)


The reason this position is for a fixed-term is to assist with the delivery of the Community work programmes listed above. The work plan has been designed to relieve the above work load from existing staff to enable them to plan future work, and complete other urgent workplans relating to the general business plan, and management of Community Groups.


Minimum requirements for the role

  • Strong computer literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills
  • Full drivers licence
  • Health and Safety focus
  • Enjoys working with children and other members of the community
  • Collaborative approach to work and values a strong relationship with our Treaty partners and other members of the community
  • Positive attitude; be able to see the big picture and the enthusiasm to find workable, practical solutions.


Technical skills

  • Demonstrated competence in developing and maintaining key relationships
  • Excellent organisational skills and experience in working to deadlines
  • Create and implement effective systems
  • Delivering conservation education
  • Experience working with community groups
  • Understanding of Maori Tikanga


If you feel that you have any other skills that would align with this position, please outline them in your cover letter. The positions will be based at the Whitianga office.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


For more information on the role please contact Alaine Holdom on aholdom@doc.govt.nz l or phone 027 540 5937. All applications must be received via applying online.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 25 June 2018


DOC is committed to diversity in its workforce and an inclusive workplace culture.

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