Ranger Biodiversity
Department of Conservation
New Plymouth, New Zealand
22h ago

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?

Are you a team player who enjoys working with others? If yes, then this is the job for you.

We have a vacancy in our Biodiversity team based in New Plymouth, Taranaki. We need a proven, effective team person with a passion for protection of New Zealand's flora and fauna in this special part of the country.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

He angitūtanga : About the Role

As a member of our tight-knit District team, you will be working closely with the Biodiversity Marine, Senior Ranger and Supervisor to deliver work within the Taranaki region including :

  • Playing a key role in delivering marine, compliance and wildlife response work across the District, including marine mammal stranding response, wildlife / bird rescue, monitoring programmes and compliance work;
  • Supporting the Biodiversity - Marine Senior Ranger with work planning;
  • Communicating and building successful relationships with our communities, contractors, volunteers, stakeholders and Iwi, whānau and hapū to sustain and grow conservation;
  • Coaching, supporting and / or overseeing Rangers, community groups and volunteers doing conservation work.
  • He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

  • A passion for conservation with a minimum of three years' specialist / practical expertise in natural heritage or conservation (A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable);
  • Experience with the planning, delivery and reporting of operational projects;
  • A work style that focuses on driving and maintaining momentum;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills, and proven ability to successfully deliver projects in collaboration with Tangata Whenua and a range of partners;
  • Extensive experience operating or working on vessels offshore. A Skippers Restricted Limits (SRL) qualification is desired;
  • Ability to adhere to strict Health and Safety and Wellbeing systems;
  • A willingness to be innovative to improve and expand on current work programmes;
  • Demonstrated skill in working with experts to understand technical advice;
  • An ability to work effectively alone or as part of a team;
  • Ability to use Microsoft programmes to capture data and complete reports to a good standard, and the ability to interpret GIS information and produce maps.
  • 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!
  • We offer flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.
  • 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.

  • Excellent development opportunities across the department.
  • A fantastic opportunity to work alongside the Taranaki team in one of New Zealand's most unique and diverse regions.
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

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