Ranger, Biodiversity
Department of Conservation
Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ
3d ago
  • Passionate about conservation? Want to make a difference in protecting Aotearoa's natural environment?
  • Full-time permanent Ranger role based at our Hawke's Bay / Napier office
  • Current driver's license & ability to travel regularly / overnight is essential Toitū te marae a Tāne-mahuta, Toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te tangata.
  • If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.Our Hawke's Bay Operations team is now recruiting for a Biodiversity Ranger to join our waka and contribute to our united purpose : Papatūānuku Thrives.

    The work incorporates a diverse range of ecosystems including marine, coastal, freshwater and forest, and other significant natural areas and protected ecosystems.

    You would be responsible for leading project work, contract management, planning and reporting duties, as well as some field-based delivery of animal and pest plant control, such as trap servicing, weed spraying and other biodiversity-related tasks.

    Building and enhancing relationships is key to success in this mahi, not only with your colleagues within Te Papa Atawhai but with iwi, hapu and whānau, landowners, contractors, volunteer groups and other members of the community.

    He kōrero mōu What we are looking forWe're calling for a mix of skills and qualities for success in this role. Good planning and organising skills are a must, enabling you to efficiently plan and deliver work for yourself and others, whether this be through volunteers, contractors or with other DOC colleagues.

    Confidence and capability in computer-based and administrative tasks is essential to undertake requirements such as contract writing, reporting, and delivery of project-based work.

    A key strength we are seeking is a reasonable to high knowledge and experience in native and exotic vegetation management.

    We have a range of endangered plant species in the Hawke's Bay region and a long-running weed control programme to support native ecosystem persistence.

    This role will have a focus on this speciality, with other aspects of DOC work incorporated.You will enjoy being outdoors working on the whenua, knowing that the outcomes are not instant, but being rewarded with changes to the environment around you over time.

    You'll have strong safety awareness and a willingness to contribute to a safety-first work environment and positive safety culture.

    Good communication, engagement and relationship skills will round off your profile.Please note : Rangers can expect to spend approximately 50% of their time based in the office, doing work that is mostly computer-based.

    Fieldwork is a transforming space, where DOC's role is often about supporting others to upskill and undertake the task.To find out more information about the group and this role, please download the Application Information Sheet from our careers page.

    Keen to apply?If you're motivated by this opportunity then we want to hear from you! Apply online and upload your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) outlining your motivation for this role and highlighting your relevant skills, expertise and personal qualities.

    Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 1 November.For any role queries or further information please contact Kelly Eaton on keaton doc.

    govt.nz or 027 446 2088, quoting vacancy 400 / 05234.Eligibility to work in Aotearoa New Zealand is mandatory.

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