Supervisor, Biodiversity, Operations, Kaitaia | Kaitaia

Posted on 30-Jul-2018
Application close date: 20-Aug-2018
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Are you someone who is passionate about the conservation of New Zealand's natural flora and fauna, skilled at field delivery and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others? If yes, then this is the job for you.


We have a vacancy for a Ranger, Operations Supervisor (Biodiversity). You will be joining our talented Biodiversity teams carrying out critical natural heritage conservation work programmes across the country.


You will have defined leadership responsibilities including the ability to plan and authorise technical work programmes relating to:

  • animal and plant pest control programmes
  • ecosystem restoration
  • threatened species management


Your day to day work will take you across the district, leading biodiversity work programmes on and off public conservation land, according to work plans.


Your skills and experience in natural heritage work will be vitally important in supervising others on the ground and for teaching, coaching, supporting and/or overseeing Rangers, community groups and volunteers doing conservation work.


The successful applicant will have:

  • a natural heritage or conservation management qualification
  • extensive experience in the practical management of threatened plant and animal populations and the execution of pest control operations
  • specialist experience/qualifications in either marine, freshwater, pest control or threatened plant and animal populations
  • experience as supervisor lead of a work team
  • project management experience
  • skilled at coaching, training and supporting staff and the acquisition of technical knowledge.


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


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For more information please contact DJ Neho at, VPN 7347 or mobile 027 839 7685, quoting vacancy 400/1120 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 August 2018


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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