Careers in conservation & the environment

Ranger, Community, (Treaty Implementation) – Department of Conservation – Auckland

  • Full Time
  • Auckland
  • 17/08/2020

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Te Papa Atawhai is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual with excellent organization skills to be at the leading edge of iwi partnership and conservation leadership in Tāmaki Makaurau.

This position is part of the Tāmaki Makaurau Mainland District based in Auckland (full-time, permanent).

He angitūtanga: About the Role

This role will support the community team who lead the regional planning, permissions and land work in the operations team.  The work requires regular consultation with iwi to understand their views on applications that can include permits to hold wildlife, guide tourists, research or salvage as well as concessions and land management.

The Māori (mana whenua and matāwaka) landscape in the DOC Auckland region is complex with 19 iwi (with overlapping rights and interests and at varying stages of settlement redress and settlement implementation) and active matāwaka interests.  DOC staff are reliant on excellent knowledge of the Māori landscape to effectively undertake their work.

This role supports the Auckland Operations Teams to energise their Treaty Partnership priorities and to ensure fulfilment of Treaty obligations. You will work closely with two other treaty implementation rangers, and support and report to the Supervisor/Senior Ranger Community.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori;
  • Have excellent communication and organization skills
  • Be teachable and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrate excellent relationship skills across a diverse range of people and organisations;
  • Be able to navigate and balance differing perspectives while maintaining alignment with DOC goals;
  • Have technical writing skills and ability to create clear, well written content for complex information;
  • Current full driving license.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the team to undertake meaningful consultation in everyday work.
  • Helping to develop a framework for managing communications and statutory consultation with iwi.
  • Identifying gaps in Treaty settlement implementation obligations across the Districts and work with the Operations team to plan for, and remedy the gaps;
  • Support the Operations Leadership Team to identify and implement DOC’s obligations;
  • Support opportunities for whānau, hapū and iwi to build their internal capabilities to practise their responsibilities as kaitiaki;
  • Keep up to date with the iwi landscape in Auckland and ensure this information is shared with Operations

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.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

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

For any queries, please contact Rebecca Rush quoting vacancy 400/9747.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 17 August 2020.

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


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