Senior Ranger, Community (Fixed Term)

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  • Category: Science/Environment
  • Location: Rangiora
  • Date Advertised: 25-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/7190/1
  • Job Title: Senior Ranger, Community (Fixed Term)
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This role is a fixed term position for 15 months.

Do you want an interesting and challenging role in conservation? We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with excellent relationship management skills to oversee and continue to grow conservation in the North Canterbury District.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

You will need outstanding communication, interpersonal and analytical skills. You will strive to deliver fantastic relationship management to our staff and stakeholders and be responsible for the planning and prioritisation of the North Canterbury community work programme. This will include but is not limited to a range of the following:

  • Providing high quality input on Resource Management Act planning processes, including coordinating the Department’s input into resource consent applications where these affect natural, historic and/or recreational resources
  • Coordinating local input into statutory land administration
  • Relationship management and supporting community groups, whānau, hapū and iwi to deliver conservation projects
  • Planning and coordinating events and volunteer opportunities
  • Supporting the team with processing permit and concession applications and monitoring commercial or private activity on public conservation land, including maintaining up-to-date database information


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

Your ability to plan and manage complex work programmes in a busy environment will be critical to successfully scope problems and advise on solutions. Using your exceptional written and oral communication skills, you will be drawn upon to provide expert advice on what can and can’t happen on public conservation lands and waters. You will have experience and confidence in working with whānau, hapū and iwi to achieve mutual aspirations relating to conservation. Further skills we are looking for are:

  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills – able to identify issues, opportunities, and innovative solutions
  • The ability to translate priorities into operational work plans
  • Excellent relationship and communication skills
  • The ability to work in partnership with others across DOC and external stakeholders including local whānau, hapū and iwi
  • Be familiar with legislation relevant to conservation and how it applies to DOC’s work
  • A strong focus on continuous improvement and the ability to enhance organisational performance


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to work with great people, communities and places
  • Being part of a supportive and collaborative working environment with a close-knit team
  • Flexible-working arrangements
  • The chance to be part of a large organisation that is central to Aotearoa New Zealand’s way of life
  • Working with experts in conservation
  • An opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement


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 Kingsley Timpson via email on or phone 027-222-5549, quoting vacancy 400/7190.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 9 February 2021

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.