Senior Ranger/Supervisor, Biodiversity – Department of Conservation – North Canterbury


  • Full Time
  • Rangiora
  • Applications have closed

Website Department of Conservation

The Senior Ranger/Supervisor Biodiversity (Orange-fronted parakeet recovery) is an important new position to lead the recovery of the critically endangered Orange Fronted Parakeet. This role requires a person who can collaborate with relevant technical advisors and numerous external stakeholders to plan and deliver an integrated recovery programme. This lead role will coordinate all the programmes activities.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and setting up a comprehensive captive breeding network and capacity.
  • Managing aerial 1080 initiatives to meet Orange-fronted parakeet requirements.
  • Managing the trap network set up to control predators in Orange-fronted parakeet habitat.
  • Coordinates a large team of specialist rangers and volunteers through a field supervisor over three isolated valleys.
  • Ensuring that the Orange-fronted parakeet monitoring team and trapping team are carrying out work efficiently, and according to plan.
  • Being the pivot for incoming research and advice, and ongoing field information to create an agile environment to meet the complex nature of this project.
  • Managing the relationship between other districts, especially regarding island population monitoring (Chalky Island – Fiordland, Maud and Blumine Island – Marlborough Sounds and Tahua/Mayor Island – Bay of Plenty).
  • Leading and supporting all relevant external relationships, including partnerships between with Christchurch Helicopters, Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust, Auckland Zoo and other captive institutions.

Knowledge and Experience:

• Minimum 3 years technical experience and or knowledge working with threatened species in a strategic role and planning framework. Preference for qualifications is someone with relevant science degree.

  • An understanding of the nature of conservation threats to native species in New Zealand.
  • Experience working with a range of partners in a conservation role.
  • A current Driver’s License is essential.
  • Unit standards for four-wheel drive vehicles and LUVs and relevant experience are highly desirable.
  • A current First Aid Certificate is desirable.

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 Kingsley Timpson, ktimpson@doc.govt.nz or 0272225549, quoting vacancy 400/7180. 

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 20th November 2017

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