Senior Ranger, Biodiversityat Department of Conservation
Department of Conservation
Renwick, NZ
1d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the Role

The South Marlborough District team is seeking a highly motivated and organised person to oversee the work programme for the Biodiversity Team.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for the planning, prioritising and reporting for biodiversity work programmes as well as managing the associated budgets.

As part of the District Leadership Team, you will work with leaders to plan the District's priorities. You will work closely with the Biodiversity Supervisor, who is responsible for the day to day tasking of the District's biodiversity staff.

Our biodiversity team is responsible for a range of crucial functions including threatened species management, ecosystem restoration and animal / plant pest control programmes.

You will be responsible for managing external stakeholder relationships and partner with iwi, hapū and whanau. You will primarily be office based, with the opportunity to work with the field team on occasion.

He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for :

You will be a pragmatic leader and team player, who is passion about delivering conservation outcomes in South Marlborough.

We want to hear from you if you have :

  • Practical conservation management experience and a strong ecological understanding, ideally in terrestrial science.
  • Experience in planning, prioritising and reporting on complex biodiversity projects and programmes, with attention to detail.
  • Previous budgeting and financial planning experience and knowledge.
  • A collaborative and inclusive work style with both internal and external stakeholders and ability to partner with the wider community, iwi, hapū and whanau to grow and protect Te Taiao through meaningful joint partner initiatives.
  • Innovative and computer savvy with an ability to use Microsoft Office applications, and ideally basic GIS skills.
  • Be a self-starter with great communication skills, willing to take initiative and manage competing demands, while maintaining excellent attention to detail.
  • Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you?

    This position is based in Renwick, Marlborough. Renwick is located 10 minutes' drive from Blenheim and is in the heart of wine country.

    The Richmond Range, Wither Hills and Cloudy Bay are within easy reach for land and water-based recreation. Renwick is the perfect base to explore some of the most fantastic parts of the South Island with the Marlborough Sounds, Nelson Lakes National Park and Kaikoura all within a few hours' drive.

    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 a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

    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.

    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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