Ranger, Community

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Category: Community
  • Location: Whangarei
  • Date Advertised: 25-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/1491
  • Job Title: Ranger, Community
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Do you want an interesting and challenging role in conservation? We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with excellent people skills to become our next Ranger, Community and help grow conservation in the Whangārei District. 


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our next Ranger, Community, you will use your excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills to strive to deliver first-rate relationship management to our staff and stakeholders while being responsible for a range of the following:

  • Processing permit and concession applications and monitoring commercial or private activity on public conservation land, including maintaining up-to-date database information
  • Leading whānau, hapū and iwi engagement within the permissions process
  • Strengthening relationships with tangata whenua and community groups to deliver conservation projects
  • Coordinating local input into statutory land administration
  • Supporting the team with events and volunteer opportunities
  • Supporting Resource Management Act planning processes, including coordinating the Department’s input into resource consent applications where these affect natural, historic and/or recreational resources


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • Relationship skills, strong networking skills, and the ability to maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders
  • Understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and proven ability to work effectively with tangata whenua.
  • Experience in planning and organising projects and/or events, including budgets and reporting
  • Good understanding of wellbeing, health and safety in the workplace
  • Excellent computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • NZ full drivers’ licence
  • Experience with Permissions or equivalent experience, or qualification which demonstrates a proven ability to think critically, remove complexity without losing critical context and content, interpret and apply legislation, policy or management documents to a given situation     
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; including a proven ability to write clear and concise plain English reports; providing      context, critical analysis and logical conclusions and recommendations for decision-makers
  • Proven organisational skills, able to balance competing demands, meet deadlines and have problem solving skills
  • A track record for working well both independently and as part of a team


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 flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.
  • 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.
  • The opportunity to work and play in the winterless North – home to, Kauri forest, beautiful offshore islands and coastlines along with a fantastic track network and great campsites.


This role has been identified as a Children’s Worker role under the Children’s Act 2014. A successful appointment to this role will be subject to police vetting

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 demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. 

For any queries, please contact Aurelia Robertson, arobertson@doc.govt.nz, 027 222 3804, quoting reference 400/1491.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 15 February 2021.

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