Ranger, Biodiversity, Heritage and Visitors

Department of Conservation - Island, Kentucky
October 5, 2020
Ranger, Biodiversity, Heritage and Visitors
Department of Conservation
10 reviews
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Island, KY
Department of Conservation
10 reviews
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Are you someone who is passionate about the conservation of New Zealand's offshore islands, with strong practical skills and ability to work with a wide range of people? If yes, then this is the job for you!
We have an exciting opportunity for two Rangers based on Rangitoto/Motutapu Islands.
He angitūtanga: About the Role
As an island-based ranger you get the best of both worlds working across the majority of work that DOC looks after. The work is varied and covers Biodiversity, Biosecurity, Recreation and Community Engagement, no two days will be the same.
These roles form part of the Auckland Inner Islands team but are ‘live-on' Island based roles. Accommodation is provided on the Islands on a ten-days-on, four-days-off basis, or five-days-on, two-days-off so will need to have their own accommodation in or around Auckland for days off. This is a 3-year posting with the opportunity to extend a further 2 years.
Duties
• Work collegially with other staff and contractors on the island. Staff and contractors may be working on biodiversity, historic, cultural, community or visitor assets projects. It is expected that all staff will work for the betterment of the island as an asset to the community.
• Assist in organising and participate in iwi wānanga and hui, and other community/educational programmes.
• Have an understanding and commitment to the Departments health and safety culture “Injury Free, safe home every day”.
• Coordinate and work with community groups and volunteers
• Contribute to the management of the infrastructure for the island, including buildings, water system, electrical system, sewage system, vehicles and machinery. (A good background in basic general infrastructure maintenance is an advantage.) Specialist maintenance contractors are used when required.
• Contribute to the management of visitor facilities, such as the track system and public toilets.
• Contribute to the management of biodiversity programmes, including planting, weeds, flora and fauna monitoring
He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for
You will be a self-motivated individual that can operate well both in an isolated environment and as part of a team. With good practical skills, experience in working on islands and good people skills. Being on an Island you will need to have excellent communication skills and a commitment to health and safety.
Required:
• The ability to work in true partnership with others across DOC and external stakeholders including local whānau, hapū and iwi
• A full driver's licence and experience operating 4WD vehicles.
• A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in science or natural heritage management.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• A passion for and knowledge of conservation.
• A reasonable level of physical fitness.
• Excellent planning and organisational skills.
• Proficient in the use of a wide variety of computer software programmes for example Microsoft programmes -Word, Excel and Outlook.
Desired:
• Experience with GIS applications
• A current first aid certificate
• Qualifications in the use of light utility vehicles and tractors
• A practical background in general infrastructure maintenance.
• Experience in working collaboratively with community, iwi, government agencies and business groups and comfortable and professional in working with a wide variety of people.
• Experience in field or plant and animal pest management.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?
A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!
The chance to join a large organisation that's still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.
Should you be the successful applicant for this position, you will be required to undertake a Children's Worker Safety Check before you can start the role. This safety check includes NZ Police Vetting and other background checks as deemed necessary as per the Children's Act 2014.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.
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 Karl Fisher on [email protected] or 027 542 0582.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 19 October 2020
DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.