Kiwi Ranger – Taranaki Kohanga Kiwi at Rotokare – Rotokare

  • Fixed Term
  • Rotokare
  • 01/05/2019

Website Taranaki Kohanga Kiwi at Rotokare

Fixed-term – 24 months (with potential to be extended subject to funding and performance). Intended to be a full-time role (40 hours per week), however hours of work can be negotiated with the right candidate (minimum of 30 hours per week).

  • Are you passionate about the environment and committed to making a positive difference in a team-orientated work environment?
  • Do you have experience in kiwi conservation and a passion for community-led kiwi recovery?

Are you action orientated, well organised, and ready for anything? Do you have a ‘can do’ philosophy, and are you someone that acts and inspires other to achieve quality results? Do you value variety in your work, and enjoy a challenge?

The Taranaki Kohanga Kiwi at Rotokare is a partnership project between the Taranaki Kiwi Trust and Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust. We are looking for a self-motivated, diligent, personable, experienced and capable Kiwi Ranger who is committed to high standards. The position requires leadership and planning skills, initiative, physical fitness and a methodical approach.

The Kiwi Ranger will have day-to-day operational responsibility for the Taranaki Kohanga Kiwi at Rotokare programmes, The job will involve:

  • Productivity monitoring (incubating male kiwi and chick survival)
  • Population surveys (call-counts, territory mapping, and dog surveys)
  • New founders (sourcing genetically diverse founders from the wider region)
  • Harvest programme (develop and implement annual harvest programme)
  • Translocation management & dispersal monitoring
  • Kiwi call surveys and ONE operations within the Taranaki region
  • Assisting with pest-proof fence monitoring and biosecurity emergency response
  • Health & Safety, volunteer coordination, and public engagement
  • Operational management (data management, recording and reporting systems)
  • Computer literacy and ideally GPS/GIS experience
  • Physical fitness and back-country navigation skills.

Established in 2012, this project has now reached its goal of being ready to translocate kiwi from the sanctuary to other areas throughout the western brown kiwi range. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the future of kiwi recovery.

It is anticipated that the Kiwi Ranger will live within 30 minutes drive of Rotokare, in order to respond efficiently to emergency call-outs.

To register your interest and receive a copy of the job description and application pack, please email marked “Kiwi Ranger Vacancy”.

Applications close Wednesday 1st May 2019 or when a suitable candidate is found.         

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