Ranger, Biodiversity
Department of Conservation
Geraldine, New Zealand
3d ago

Job Specification

Applicant Information Sheet - Ranger, Biodiversity.pdf (PDF, 960KB)

  • Exciting opportunity to contribute to meaningful mahi and conservation outcomes
  • Fixed term role for 13 months (end date 31st July 2023) based at Geraldine
  • 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

    At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives.

    Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.

    He angitūtanga About the role

    As a Ranger, Biodiversity you will be joining our talented Biodiversity team carrying out critical natural heritage conservation work programmes across the district.

    While you will be actively working across a range of different projects, a key focus for the role will be in the planning and delivery of pest animal control programmes utilising a range of methods including trapping, shooting and toxins.

    Other projects include :

  • plant pest control
  • ecosystem protection and restoration
  • threatened species management
  • conservation law compliance
  • stakeholder engagement
  • Your day to day work will take you across the district, carrying out biodiversity work on and off public conservation land, according to work plans.

    Your skills and experience in natural heritage work will see you not only doing conservation work but also teaching, coaching, supporting and / or overseeing Rangers, community groups and volunteers doing conservation work in the field.

    Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

    Someone who is comfortable working in the field or in the office and wants to make a difference for conservation in South Canterbury.

    Ideally you will have proven experience in some or all of the following :

  • Pest plant and animal control (including using toxins)
  • Planning and organisational skills, with attention to detail and commitment to achieving team objectives
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances when organising work programs
  • Physically fit and willing to work in the field when required
  • Good back country skills
  • Contractor management
  • Farm fencing repair and maintenance skills
  • Compliance activities
  • A current full drivers licence
  • Ability to interpret GIS information, produce maps and use hand held GPS devices and / or smart phone apps
  • Desired :

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Light Utility Vehicle and / or 4WD vehicle qualifications
  • Current Growsafe Standard Certificate
  • Current firearms licence (A category)
  • Mō mātou About us

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

    Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate)guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.

    Ko ngā hua What we offer

    We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations.

    Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes :

  • Flexible working options where applicable
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
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