Senior Ranger, Community, Heritage and Visitors

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    6 months ago
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  • Category: Operational Planning
  • Location: Great Barrier Island
  • Date Advertised: 25-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9950GB
  • Job Title: Senior Ranger, Community, Heritage and Visitors
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This advert is for one position based on Great Barrier Island which has been advertised in multiple locations

Are you an experienced conservation operator wanting to contribute to conservation in a unique location? 

Do the white sand beaches and lifestyle of Great Barrier Island appeal to you?


He angitūtanga: About the Role

This is a rare opportunity to work across three of our key operational areas planning the work programmes for Community, Visitor and Heritage. 

This role forms part of the district leadership team and supports the Operations Manager.  It is responsible for the strategic planning, scheduling, monitoring and prioritisation of a number of work programmes for Great Barrier/Aotea

From one day to another you will be leading conservation initiatives across Aotea, taking a strategic lead in promoting conservation, raising awareness and working with others in the community.  

The other key focus of the role is planning and work scheduling for the visitor and heritage programme.  This includes managing visitor safety risks, budget and asset management and contract management. You will get to off-set the office work with an element of fieldwork also incorporated into this part of the role.

Accommodation is available.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

To be successful in this role you’ll need to bring people together, collaborate, prepare effective plans and be accountable for ensuring the plan can be delivered and reported on. You’ll be efficient, decisive and have excellent project management skills.

Ideally you will have worked effectively with computer-based asset management systems and be able to navigate around an excel spreadsheet. 

We’re looking for a positive, outgoing personality, someone who enjoys working within a close-knit team.  Your ability to think strategically and act operationally will contribute to the successful planning and scheduling of work programmes across the district. You will be confident interacting with people from all walks of life, and the natural ability to switch between tasks effortlessly. There can be times when the workload will be high so you will need to be able to remain calm and focused and work well under pressure.

Key skills

  • Project and budget management experience
  • Able to support aspirations of iwi in a Treaty partnership context engage effectively in Māori settings, willing to learn karakia, pepeha and local tikanga
  • Experience in working with community groups, public and private sector entities
  • Highly collaborative orientation and personal style with negotiating and influencing skills
  • Current full New Zealand driving licence


Eligibility to permanently work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.

For any enquiry, please contact Kirsty Prior on,

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.