Ranger, Biodiversity (Fixed Term)
Department of Conservation
Rangiora, North Canterbury, NZ
1d ago
  • Are you keen to influence how we achieve conservation outcomes?
  • Full-time fixed term position 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 (DOC) 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 relationship with our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our work.

    He angitūtanga About the RoleThe focus of this position is to team lead the OFK monitoring team and work on tasks assigned by the OKF monitoring supervisor.

    Tasks may include other threatened species work, finding and protecting nets, harvesting eggs, assisting with translocations, animal pest trapping, toxin use, tracking tunnels and fence maintenance.

    This is a field-based role, and the successful applicant will be required to work a fourteen-day roster (10 days on 4 days off) working in the Poulter valley in Arthurs Pass National Park and South-Branch Hurunui in Lake Sumner Forest Park.

    Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experienceAs a key member of the team, you will be :

  • Highly motivated
  • Have a high level of physical fitness
  • Able to organise personal affairs to allow for 10-day periods in the field
  • Ability to work and live in a small team environment in remote locations without mobile phone or social media communication
  • Have a flexible attitude and a willingness to try innovative work practices A driver's licence is essential, the following is advantageous :
  • Four-wheel driving qualifications and off-road experience
  • Bird identification and monitoring skills and experience
  • Light Utility Vehicle (LUC) qualifications and off-road experience
  • A current first aid certificate
  • Experience in roped tree climbing Above all, we are looking for someone who feels inspired, day in day out and connected to our united purpose : Papatūānuku Thrives.
  • Keen to apply?Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

    Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) that describes your motivation and that highlights your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities essential to this role.

    You can download the Applicant Information Sheet for more information about the team and role.If you have enquiries about the vacancy, please contact Tennile Toulson at ttoulson doc.

    govt.nz, or phone 027 282 9671, quoting vacancy T 400 / 08610.Applications close at 5 pm on Friday, 22 October 2021.Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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

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