Careers in conservation & the environment

Ranger, Community – Department of Conservation – Napier

  • Full Time
  • Napier
  • 21/09/2020

Website Department of Conservation

The Hawkes’ Bay Community team is looking for an experienced person to join the team based in Napier. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to become a member of the committed and professional Community team to achieve high quality conservation outcomes and partnerships with treaty partners and communities.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our Community Ranger your focus across the district will be working with colleagues to help grow capabilities of communities in conservation work, by gathering intelligence on local issues and opportunities that could result in significant conservation growth and work with others.

You will have responsibilities including organising and delivering work programmes related to:

  • Statutory land administration, RMA, permits and concession processes
  • Innovative relationships and partnerships with community groups, local agencies, Treaty Partners and Businesses
  • Treaty Settlements

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • An analytical thinker, able to identify issues, opportunities and innovative solutions;
  • Time management and information management skills
  • Familiarity with legislation relevant to conservation and how it applies to DOC’s work (e.g. Conservation Act, Marine Mammals Act, Wildlife Act, Reserves Act, Resource Management Act)
  • The ability to plan and communicate projects or tasks effectively with team members;
  • The ability to build positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills -skilled in formal written communications and reporting
  • Skills and experience in working collaboratively with others to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes
  • A current full NZ drivers’ licence
  • A fast learner able to pick up a range of new systems and processes

is able and willing to contribute to the full spectrum of operations work that delivers positive local, regional and national conservation outcomes

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.

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 development opportunities across the department.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.

For any enquiry, please contact Astra McKellow at, quoting vacancy 400/4222. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 September 2020.

DOC 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.

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