Local recruitment: Ranger River Restoration, (0.7FTE)

New Zealand Department of Conservation/ Te Papa Atawhai

New Zealand 🇳🇿

Location:Kauri Coast
Position type:Permanent
Job reference:DOC/400/01337-1
Attachments:Note clipRole Description – Ranger, River Restoration.pdf (PDF, 234KB)
Job Specification

Applicant Information Sheet – Ranger, River Restoration – Kauri Coast.pdf (PDF, 1.39MB)

  • A rare and exciting opportunity to join our River Restoration programme has become available!
  • Work in some of New Zealand’s historically significant whenua as you get to trek alongside our treasured kauri forests and our Waipoua Awa in the Northern North Island.
  • We have a permanent position just for you to join our Kauri Coast Operations team permanently.

Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive

At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.

He angitūtanga | About the role

As our Ranger, River Restoration you will be joining our wider Operations team as you set out to achieve our Freshwater Stretch Goal – 50 Freshwater Eco-Systems Restored. Our Ranger, River Restoration will involve a broad range of conservation approaches such as habitat restoration, pest control, establishment of water quality or quantity limits, securing legal protection and hydrological restoration.

Your mahi will stretch along the Waipoua River which will require you to be comfortable working outdoors and at times depended to work on your own. This unique opportunity will give you the chance to work closely and manage our relationships with current DOC staff, community groups, scientists, local council and iwi.

An opportunity like this is rare in the department where you will join a tight knit of River Restoration Rangers based across Aotearoa. Though this position is niche, you will also be provided the opportunity to gain support from your local cohort across the district. This position is a 0.7 FTE.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

You will need to be a skilled project manager with a work style that maintains momentum on projects to see deliverables achieved, drawing on your experience in collaborative projects. You are someone who loves to connect technical knowledge to practical on-the-ground restoration initiatives to achieve resilient outcomes.

If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:

  • working with iwi partners, stakeholders, other agencies to set a clear vision, objectives, actions and monitoring requirements;
  • identifying opportunities for leveraging other projects and identifying the niche DOC can play; and
  • gathering together baseline information to inform the restoration approach (or contracting this out).
  • Driving achievement of the actions in the plan through either working in partnership with others or contracting in specific work.
  • Reviewing the actions in light of monitoring and research and adjusting the programme accordingly.
  • Communicating outcomes through reporting, community engagement etc.
  • Managing budget and contractors
  • Working with support from technical, monitoring, partnership and science advisors.

Mō te tīma | About the team

We are a ‘family’ of 23 who work in local and regional roles at Kauri Coast. The office is situated in Dargaville and services from Arai te Uru in the North, down to Pouto Point in the south encompassing beautiful Ripiro Beach. We are passionate about what we do and where we live and pride ourselves in looking out for one another, as well as serving the communities we live in.

Mō mātou | About us

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.

Ko ngā hua | What we offer

We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:

  • Flexible working options where applicable
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu – Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

The salary range for this position is $61,916 to $79,115 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience

Rā katinga | Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Stephen Soole on 027 208 7163

Taupānga| Job Reference: 400/01354

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – All employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy.  New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment. 

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.