Ranger Treaty Implementation
Te Papa Atawhai Department of Conservation
Auckland, NZ
5d ago
source : Mahi.co.nz

Our united purpose is Papatūānuku Thrives. Our people live, breathe and feel connected to our kaupapa everyday.

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.

Te Papa Atawhai is offering an exciting opportunity for two highly motivated and skilled individuals to be at the leading edge of iwi partnership and conservation leadership in Tāmaki Makaurau.

We have two Ranger, Treaty Implementation and Community positions in Tāmaki Makaurau / AucklandMainland based in either Warkworth / Mahurangi, North Head / Maungauika or Auckland (full-time, permanent) These positions would for a team of three with the existing Ranger, Treaty Implementation and Community position.

He angitūtanga : About the Role

The Māori (mana whenua and matāwaka) landscape in the DOC Auckland region is complex with 19 iwi (with overlapping rights and interests and at varying stages of settlement redress and settlement implementation) and active matāwaka interests.

DOC staff are reliant on excellent knowledge of the Māori landscape to effectively undertake their work.

The role contributes to conditions within the DOC Auckland Region that best provide for high quality relationships with whānau, hapū and iwi so that all DOC staff are supported to understand the Treaty landscape of Tāmaki Makaurau and DOC Operations staff can build their capacity to fulfil Treaty obligations.

This role supports the Auckland Operations Teams to energise their Treaty Partnership priorities and mitigate risk from non-fulfilment of Treaty obligations.

Some of the major components of work include :

  • Support the roll out of work scheduling and reporting for Treaty settlement commitments.
  • Facilitate coordination of regular meetings with whānau, hapū and iwi;
  • Support opportunities for whānau, hapū and iwi to build their internal capabilities to practise their responsibilities as kaitiaki;
  • Keep up to date with the iwi landscape in Auckland and ensure this information is shared with Operations;
  • Support staff in the DOC Auckland Region to increase their cultural competency.
  • He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for :

  • Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori
  • Able to engage and support aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi and give effect to Treaty principles
  • Ability to navigate and balance differing perspectives while maintaining alignment with DOC goals;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to acquire, Tāmaki Makaurau iwi history, traditions and customary practices;
  • Be able to see the big picture and to have enthusiasm to find workable practical solutions;
  • Current full driving license.
  • Identifying gaps in Treaty settlement implementation obligations across the Districts and work with the Operations team to plan for, and remedy the gaps;
  • Scope work arising from new Treaty settlements, and work with the management team to operationalize conservation and commercial opportunities for Iwi;
  • Coordinate legal input to interpret settlement documents and ensure the implementation plan fulfils the intent of the Settlement;
  • Facilitate coordination of annual business planning meetings with whānau, hapū and iwi;
  • Support coordination of regular meetings with whānau, hapū and iwi to develop, review and amend implementation of relevant agreements, charters and protocols;
  • Scope, plan, manage and deliver specific agreed initiatives;
  • Support relevant managers, Director, and other staff with the strategic collaboration meetings with whānau, hapū and iwi;
  • Support opportunities for whānau, hapū and iwi to build their internal capabilities to practise their responsibilities as kaitiaki;
  • Support the Operational Leadership Team to develop a regional framework to identify and implement DOC's obligations to Post Settlement Governance Entities (PSGEs);
  • Keep up to date with the iwi landscape in Auckland and ensure this information is shared with Operations
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

    Please apply online . Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

    For any queries, please contact Helen Rowlands hrowlands doc.govt.nz 027 540 3856 quoting vacancy 400 / 02144 / 400 / 02241.

    Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 13 October 2021.

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

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