Senior Ranger, Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, Tauranga
Department of Conservation
Tauranga, New Zealand
2d ago

Job Specification

  • Are you passionate about the outdoors and sharing your skills and knowledge with others?
  • Are you a collaborative team player?
  • Does the idea of planning and developing innovative work plans for visitors across a diverse landscape including historic sites;
  • front country; backcountry alpine / bush environments appeal to you?

    We are looking for a fantastic new Senior Ranger who can work collaboratively with Whanau, Hapu and Iwi within the Tauranga District and reflect our Treaty Partners aspirations in their work.

    This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to support the direction and focus of Visitor & Historic work in the District.

    As Senior Ranger (Recreation / Historic) your focus is providing support to the Operations Manager and District team; leading the planning, scheduling and allocation of resources to deliver Visitor and Historic work across a diverse range of ecosystems including coastal, large scale contiguous forests ecosystems and other significant natural areas and protected ecosystems within the Tauranga District.

    You will have leadership responsibilities including the planning and allocation of maintenance and capital work programmes relating to :

  • Visitor work at amenity / camp sites, tracks, structures, bridges and huts.
  • Historic maintenance and restoration work plans;
  • The successful applicant will have

  • Well-developed relationship management skills
  • Project / contract management and budget management skills and experience, including non-financial performance reporting
  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience and achievements in recreation or cultural heritage management
  • A thorough understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Extensive experience in the practical management of historic and recreation assets
  • Experience in planning annual and monthly work plans and communicating them to supervisors to ensure successful delivery
  • A working knowledge and experience with asset management information systems
  • Skills in coaching, training and supporting staff and the acquisition of technical knowledge.
  • Ability to work alongside our Treaty Partners, understanding their aspirations, to sustain and grow conservation.
  • Ability to work and build successful relationships and partnerships with the community, stakeholders, business and local government.
  • Skills and experience in working collaboratively with others to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes.
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

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