Ranger Community | Tauranga

Posted on 22-Feb-2021
Application close date: 08-Mar-2021
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E koekoe te Tūī,

E ketekete te Kākā,

E kūkū te Kererū,

Koutou tēnā e pānui nei,

Tēnei te mihi atu kia koutou!

The Tūī chatters,

The Kākā gabbles,

The Kererū coo's,

To all who are reading this,

This is a greeting for you all!


  • Are you a strong communicator and relationship builder?
  • Are you passionate about the environment and working with diverse communities?
  • Would you thrive in a dynamic role where no two days are the same?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with excellent people skills to grow conservation in the Tauranga District. As Ranger, Community/Kaitiaki, Ao Hapori, you will play a critical role in delivering a variety of engagement and operational work.

This is an exciting time to become part of our team supporting the growth of significant conservation opportunities in the Tauranga District alongside our Treaty partners. Conservation can be complex, and this role is very people centric and dynamic. 


He angitūtanga: About the Role

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing high quality engagement opportunities and partnerships that result in valuable conservation outcomes; 
  • Promoting the value of local and national conservation work and advocacy programmes (such as pest control, recreation, and species protection);
  • Educating and enabling others through strong communications and skill sharing initiatives;
  • Building genuine relationships with whānau, hapū and Iwi as Treaty Partners in both a pre/post-settlement relationship environment;
  • Collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders including councils and community conservation groups;
  • Providing high quality reporting input in relation to statutory land administration, resource management, permits and concessions as well as monitoring of concessionaire operations.


Ngā He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • Hold respect for the Treaty of Waitangi and the importance of DOC's Treaty partnership with hapu and iwi;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Strong relationship-building and networking skills;
  • Knowledge of the Tauranga community and landscape;
  • Proven organisational and problem-solving skills;
  • Have willingness to build personal and team cultural confidence / capability such as using te reo Māori in the workplace;
  • A tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience, related to environmental management, community engagement, communications, nature education or volunteering;
  • Be highly organised, able to balance competing demands, meet deadlines and have problem solving skills;
  • Work well both independently and as part of a team and be self-motivated.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. 

For any enquiry, please contact Raponi Wilson, rawilson@doc.govt.nz, or telephone (027) 254 4043, quoting vacancy 400/31082.  

Applications close at 5pm, Monday, 8 March 2021.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

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