Ranger, Biodiversity – Department of Conservation – Hauraki

  • Full Time
  • Thames
  • 01/02/2021

Website Department of Conservation

Nau mai, haere mai ki Hauraki

E rapuhia ki uta, e rapuhia ki tai, e rapuhia mō te tangata e tika ana mō te tūranga o Kaitiaki Ao Hapori

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā matāwaka huri noa i te motu

Tēnā koutou, tēnā kōtou, tēnā koutou katoa

Are you someone who has a passion for New Zealand’s unique biodiversity, has great leadership skills and enjoys working in a team? If yes, then this is the job for you.

The Hauraki District is looking for a skilled and knowledgeable person to join their biodiversity team.

This is a permanent position which will have a focus on leading Species and Wetland Ecosystem related biodiversity work within our team.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Wetland management and restoration
  • Coastal Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Biosecurity Response eg. Myrtle Rust
  • Kauri Protection
  • Biodiversity related compliance eg. illegal grazing and drainage.
  • Threatened species monitoring/protection for native bats, frogs and bittern, shorebirds, threatened plants, invertebrates and wetland plants
  • Woody weed and general weed control work
  • Working with iwi and Regional Council over joint areas of interest
  • Impacts on species and ecosystem health due to intensive farming and water quality issues
  • Networking with other specialists from Research institutes and NGO’s
  • Co-ordination of seasonal contracts

Your background should include:

  • Strong and proven team project management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a close team
  • Conservation work experience in species and Ecosystem related biodiversity work

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have a tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience in biodiversity
  • Have knowledge and experience in planning and organising complex projects, Ecosystem and/or species related biodiversity work
  • Have proven specialist skills and experience in biodiversity management in particular, Have suitable technical skills for collecting and recording data, GIS mapping and reporting
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to maintain positive working relationships across a broad range of people and groups
  • Fit into the culture of the Hauraki team

It is essential to have a very strong commitment to health and safety (HSE) and exhibit exemplary HSE practice.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you:

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us.

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

We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to support our Kaupapa and contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

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 a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.

For any queries, please contact Peter Hall, pmhall@doc.govt.nz, 0274054458, quoting vacancy TEMP 400/2224.

Applications close at 5pm Monday, 1 February 2021.

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


To apply for this job please visit careers.doc.govt.nz.