Careers in conservation & the environment

Ranger Community – Department of Conservation – Alexandra

  • Full Time
  • Alexandra
  • Applications have closed.

Website Department of Conservation

  • Are you well organised, know and care about conservation in the Central Otago region and have good understanding of environmental resource management – then we are keen to hear from you!
  • The Central Otago team are welcoming staff from diverse backgrounds and ways of thinking to join us to enrich the current knowledge and talent within our team.

The Central Otago focus is on a broad range of biodiversity, recreational and heritage programmes.

The community programme includes a range of work such as engaging with iwi/hapu/whanau, and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships with businesses, trusts, councils, community groups and building volunteer opportunities, to support them on the delivery of conservation outcomes.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

This position will be based in the Alexandra Office and will form part of an energetic and hard-working team of six supporting and delivering statutory work and building and maintaining community relationships. This is a public service role supporting diverse rural communities, iwi, community groups and businesses.  In this role you will:

  • Process permit and concession applications and monitor commercial or private activity on public conservation land, including maintaining up-to-date database information
  • Provide high quality input on Resource Management Act planning processes, including coordinating the Department’s input into resource consent applications and consent monitoring where these affects natural, historic and/or recreational resources
  • Provide field support for statutory land management functions
  • Provide administrative, liaison and advocacy support to projects that seek to achieve more conservation through greater involvement of iwi, business, and the wider community.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

You will have the ability to hold multiple pieces of work at one time juggling competing statutory deadlines and grasping, understanding, and working within prescribed processes. With your interest in conservation in our region and understanding of the Central Otago and in particular Alexandra region, you will have the ability to make decisions and prioritise work.

With your positive, outgoing personality you will enjoy engaging with the community and building relationships with volunteer groups, iwi/hapu/whanau, and businesses to achieve good outcomes for conservation.  You will be happy getting out of the office to engage with external stakeholders, participate in meetings and undertake site visits.

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

To live in Central Otago is to have access to a spectacular place for recreation: mountains, lakes, and rivers to enjoy and explore.  There are numerous tracks to walk, tramp or mountain bike; rock faces to climb; waterways to boat on or for fishing, and mountains for skiing or snowboarding.

Along with recently being awarded New Zealand’s most attractive employer in the public service, people like working for us because we offer:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition, and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including flexible working arrangements and the employee assistance program

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. For any enquiry, please contact Debbie Fahey on 027 286 2746 or email quoting vacancy 400/09133.

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 19 September 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.