Senior Ranger, Heritage and Visitors | Te Kuiti

Posted on 09-Jun-2021
Application close date: 22-Jun-2021
Te Kuiti
Position type:
Job reference:
  • Key focus on how we manage our visitor assets and facilities
  • Experience in or the willingness to engage effectively in Māori setting
  • You are keen to influence how we deliver conservation with others


Our Kaitiaki Matua, Senior Rangers form an integral part of our Te Kuiti Maniapoto district team and we have an opportunity for someone with the right skills and experience to join us as a Senior Ranger, Heritage and Visitors. Our collective focus is to contribute to our kaupapa of ensuring we deliver high-quality conservation goals and outcomes that align with our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Working alongside whānau, hapū and iwi and other partners collaboratively and effectively, you will be someone who has a passion for conservation and feels inspired by our shared purpose and values.


Our united purpose is Papatūānuku Thrives. Our people live, breathe and feel connected to our kaupapa everyday.


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

This role works closely alongside our District Leadership team to support the planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting of our district work programme to our Pou Matarautaki (Operation Manager). No two days are the same and the scope of the work is varied and diverse. This role will specifically focus on work scheduling and managing visitor assets and could be anything from the identifying maintenance issues with our tracks and utilities, to planning work within budget and resources and allocating out to teams.


Other key accountabilities of this role include

  • Lead planning of the annual, quarterly and monthly work programmes for the Operations Manager
  • Plan, phase and track budget (including capital), identify critical cost pressures and recommend solutions
  • Assist the Operations Manager to monitor field operations and systems to inform planning and reporting
  • Actively work closely with whānau, hapū and iwi


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

You will be someone who is keen to deliver on our conservation goals. Your ability to think strategically and act operationally will contribute to the successful planning and scheduling of work programmes across the district. Your experience with engaging with mana whenua or demonstrated willingness to learn and engage will be the key to your success in this role.


In addition, we need someone with:

  • Knowledge of operational field work in one or more of the following areas:
    • Management of facilities, amenities and sites
    • Visitor experience and risk management
    • Construction and maintenance of sites and assets
    • Scheduling and prioritisation of work orders
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills
  • The ability to manage and translate priorities into operational work plans
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to deliver messages that are understood by all levels of the organisation
  • A strong focus on continuous improvement and the ability to enhance organisational performance
  • The ability to work in true partnership with others across DOC and external stakeholders including local whānau, hapū and iwi
    • Experience with SAP or other similar databases and systems e.g. Asset Management Information System
  • Full New Zealand Drivers Licence



  • Cultural competency and/or experience with working with mana whenua is desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori is an advantage

This is a full-time position based in Te Kuiti or Pureora.

It is essential that your application outlines the key skills and experience for this role. We are keen to understand how you will meaningfully contribute too and add value to Te Papa Atawhai, our kaupapa and our people.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?

Along with recently being awarded New Zealand's most attractive employer in the public service, people like working for us because we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa.

For any queries, please contact Marie Manley, or phone 027 578 2714 quoting reference 400/03415M.

Applications close at 5pm Tuesday , 22 June 2021

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

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