Senior Ranger, Community, Operations Group, Auckland

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9741I1
  • Job Title: Senior Ranger, Community, Operations Group, Auckland
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Are you passionate about connecting people with New Zealand’s taonga?  Do you know how to engage others to be active in supporting conservation, restoration and kaitiakitanga? Are you an excellent communicator with the ability to find innovative, practical solutions?

Te Papa Atawhai is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled individual to be at the leading edge of conservation leadership in Tāmaki Makaurau in the role of Senior Ranger Community Kaitiaki Ao Hāpori, based in Auckland.


This position is based in the Auckland Mainland Operations District based at Bledisloe House, Auckland (full-time, permanent).

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a strong, hardworking team and support conservation growth in Auckland alongside our Treaty partners and communities.


The Role

As A Senior Ranger, Community, you will be a leader in a hard-working, passionate and focused Operations team working on important conservation initiatives across the Auckland Mainland.  You will be responsible for taking a strategic lead in promoting conservation, raising awareness and educating others in the community.  

You will take a leading role in external communications for the Auckland Region, managing the DOC Auckland Facebook page, and providing internal and external communications support to the Operations Manager and Auckland Director.

The work draws in a wide range of partners across the district; iwi, community groups, business groups and other agencies.  Working in partnership with these groups to achieve synergies for conservation will be a regular occurrence and an area you will be able to showcase your engagement and relationship skills.

Also included in the role is:

  • Planning and delivering public engagement and advocacy events across the district which educate the public on key advocacy topics
  • Supporting the Director, Operations Manager and Senior Ranger Community with day to day operations including ministerial letter writing, OIAs, events and other support as needed
  • Participating in a district team-wide approach to working with others for conservation growth.


A little bit about you.

As a Senior Ranger, Community you’ll be passionate about conservation and eager to share this with others. You will demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills and have experience of delivering public engagement initiatives.


The specific skills we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication and relationship skills across a diverse range of people and organisations;
  • Excellent knowledge of social media, online and printed media
  • Excellent relationship building and collaboration skills and a proven ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders including community, iwi and business groups
  • Excellent planning, organising and decision-making skills
  • Ability to navigate and balance differing perspectives while maintaining alignment with DOC goals;
  • Technical writing skills and ability to create clear, well written content for complex information;
  • Be able to see the big picture and to have enthusiasm to find workable practical solutions;
  • Current full driving license.


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:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • 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 Helen Rowlands quoting vacancy 400/9741.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 February 2020.

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