Ranger, Biodiversity, (0.5FTE), Operations Group, Warkworth/North Head

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    4 weeks ago
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Warkworth
  • Date Advertised: 07-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9737I
  • Job Title: Ranger, Biodiversity, (0.5FTE), Operations Group, Warkworth/North Head
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This is an exciting opportunity for a physically fit and passionate conservationist who is a skilled communicator and excellent time manager.  We’re looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to work in remote locations across the Auckland Mainland district. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.


The Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland Mainland is a complex district covering the area from Te Arai to Manukapua in the north, and Mangatawhiri to Waiuku in the south.  The district also manages 5 marine reserves in the Hauraki Gulf and plays a critical role in managing New Zealand’s rarest native breeding bird.


As Ranger, (Biodiversity) for the Tamaki Makaurau Mainland District, you will be focussed on ensuring fence lines that form an important barrier to keep conservation sites intact, are maintained to a high standard.  You will be working in a range of ecosystems from coastal, to diverse remnants of kauri/podocarp forests, and other significant natural areas across the District.  


The successful applicant will be able to condense a large amount of technical information into sound advice substantiated by clear scientific evidence and pragmatic approaches.  The preferred applicant must be a self-starter, able to follow instructions according to specific guidelines, implement tasks and run a project from start to finish in order to deliver the best possible outcome.


This role will suit an exceptional relationship manager, a confident and compassionate speaker with high importance placed on working with iwi, hapu and whanau.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a good understanding of terrestrial ecosystem as it pertains to an urban environment.


Essential skills include 3 years minimum experience in the field, working with New Zealand’s biodiversity.  Experience and competency building and maintaining fences is required.  A strong work ethic, confident communicator, relationship agility, competency in using GIS tools, excellent planning and organising skills, the ability to work alone in remote locations and a sound understanding of health and safety systems is necessary.

The successful appointee to the position will be based in Warkworth or North Head.


You will have responsibilities which may include technical work programmes relating to:

  • threatened species management.
  • ecosystem restoration;
  • animal and plant pest control programmes;
  • health and safety systems and practises


The following skills and experience are essential:

  • Physically fit
  • Ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau & Hapu to grow conservation as kaitiaki on whenua managed as public conservation land.
  • Self-starter and confident to carry a project from start to finish with the support of Senior Biodiversity Ranger and Supervisor
  • Experience in building and maintaining fences
  • Contract management experience
  • Team player whom can work closely with others in a collaborative to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes across the district.
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to decipher complex technical work into simple terminology.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office and report writing.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in the field, preferably working within NZ’s biodiversity.
  • Relationship management experience
  • A natural heritage or conservation management qualification
  • Experience with GIS
  • Ability to work and build successful relationships with community, stakeholder, local government to grow and protect Te Taiao through joint partner initiatives.


The following skills are preferred:

  • Budget management experience
  • Experience in operating online system software i.e sap, ArcGIS, napalis
  • Specialist experience/qualifications in freshwater, pest control, threatened plants and/or species.
  • Firearms licence


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 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 Olivia Keane on okeane@doc.govt.nz quoting vacancy 400/9737.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 24 February 2020.

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