Ranger, Biodiversity
Department of Conservation
Takaka, New Zealand
4d ago

Job Specification

The Takaka District is seeking an experienced Ranger for our Biodiversity Team. The role is focused on threatened species and ecosystem restoration work within the District which is characterised by its diverse landscapes and biodiversity.

About you

Delivering the work as part of this team you will need to have a sound practical knowledge of New Zealand's native biodiversity.

You will have particular interest and / or focus of its native flora as that is a significant focus of the role. You will be able to clearly demonstrate this in your CV, and in an interview if selected.

You will also have experience managing threatened biota, pest and weed control and ecosystem restoration. The role has a strong field focus but also includes the collection and processing of data and information and the writing of reports summarising key elements of the work.

A desire to be part of, and at times leading field teams and supporting and coaching them to perform, building their capability, and creating a great team culture is a must.

You will need to be able to demonstrate strong field planning and coordination skills.

You may be required to work in the backcountry and outside normal working hours, so an appropriate level of fitness and bush savviness is required.

You will also contribute to emergency work such as compliance work, fire control and mass whale strandings as required.

Ngā He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

  • Relevant experience / knowledge of NZ's Native biodiversity with a focus on its native flora. Note : this is a key component of the role and you will be able to demonstrate this in your CV and in an interview if selected.
  • Willingness to contribute to the wider office needs and culture.
  • Understands the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and demonstrates a knowledge of tikanga and demonstrates a willingness to engage in this area.
  • Practical experience in carrying out field surveys, excellent bush-craft skills, the ability to interpret data sets and be prepared to spend periods of time in the backcountry.
  • A high level of fitness and sound experience and / or practical knowledge of working in the back country
  • Computer and technologically savvy including excel spreadsheets and GIS software
  • Strong health and safety values
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written
  • The ability to prioritise your own work and that of the delivery team
  • Full NZ drivers licence
  • Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you?

    Along with recently being awarded New Zealand's second most attractive employer (first 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 and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work
  • 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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