Ranger, Community, Operations Group, Tongariro

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 days ago
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  • Category: Community
  • Location: Tongariro National Park
  • Date Advertised: 16-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/39072I
  • Job Title: Ranger, Community, Operations Group, Tongariro
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Would you love to live and work in Tongariro National Park Dual World Heritage Area?

Are you interested in how we manage one of New Zealand’s most unique environments?

Do you have a passion for delivering positive outcomes and quality work?


About the role

This position is based in in Tongariro National Park, with easy access to three ski fields, the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing and dozens of amazing tracks and activities around the region. 


The Ranger, Community / Kaitiaki, Āo Hāpori works closely with other members of the team to manage permissions, monitoring and compliance in the District. This includes a diverse range of permissions activities and operations such as those associated with the three ski fields, and transport and guiding operators.


This role will be primarily focused on delivering permissions work in Tongariro District to a high standard, in particular to lead or support;

  • Processing permissions and works approvals for private and commercial activities occurring on public conservation land.
  • Monitoring authorisations and permission contracts.
  • Delivering compliance and monitoring plans.  
  • Managing relationships with concessionaires and operators in the Tongariro National Park and surrounding public conservation lands.
  • Supporting Resource Management Act and statutory land management work for the District.
  • Supporting implementation of Treaty Settlements obligations.
  • Developing relationships and partnerships with whanau, hapū and iwi to grow conservation.


The ideal applicant will have experience in: 

  • Implementing statutory processes, such as permitting and consenting.
  • Strong relationship and networking skills, working with others.
  • Professional writing will be an advantage for reporting and supporting decisions.
  • Engaging, consulting and liaising with Tangata Whenua.
  • Strategic thinking and a political awareness.
  • Organisational skills, ability to balance competing demands, meet deadlines and have problem solving skills.
  • A tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience, which demonstrates ability to think critically, interpret and apply legislation, policy or management documents to a given situation.                 

There is potential for accommodation to be available depending on the preferred location, the detail of which can be finalised at the time of offer of appointment.


Why work for us?

Aside from being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we all offer:


  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


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 Drew Divehall – ddivehall@doc.govt.nz , 027 270 6148, quoting vacancy 400/39073

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 6 April 2020.

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