Ranger, Biodiversity – Department of Conservation – Whanganui

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This advert is for 2 permanent roles based in Whanganui.

Can you help us to manage the diverse and extensive public conservation lands across the Whanganui District, including the Whanganui National Park?

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with well developed, high quality biodiversity conservation management, and interpersonal skills to join our team of rangers in Whanganui. We are a small, friendly team who are looking for someone who can work well as part of our team and contribute positively to our busy programme.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

Our Biodiversity team is involved in a wide range of work across the District. If you are well organized, have a good appreciation and understanding of environmental protection, and work well both independently and as part of a team, then we are keen to hear from you.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

Ideally you will have qualifications and proven experience in:

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent in ecology, biology or environmental sciences.
  • Contract management experience would be desirable.
  • GIS mapping software knowledge an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in pest plant and animal control methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Restoration field skills and experience desirable.
  • Strong leadership and relationship skills in working with others, particularly externals (i.e. iwi, landowners, regional councils).
  • Familiar with good health and safety processes, plans and working safely.
  • Supporting community initiatives in conservation.
  • Project management and planning skills.
  • Strategic thinking.

The successful applicant will have excellent written and oral communication skills and possess the ability to effectively prioritise commitments to meet deadlines.

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 flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

The chance to join a large organisation that’s still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent training opportunities. If successful, part of your welcoming into the organisation will include invitation to attend our exciting nationwide induction and ongoing training programs to learn more about the department and make valuable connections with new colleagues throughout the country.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

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

For any queries, please contact Josh Adam, telephone 06 349 2100, quoting vacancy 400/3815.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 19 October 2020.

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.