Bay of Islands
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Ranger, Community, Operations Group, Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands, Band C


Are you passionate about working with tangata whenua and the wider community?  Do you know how to get others engaged and active in supporting conservation, restoration and kaitiakitanga? Do you have an eye for detail and are skilled in working through processes?


The Department of Conservation is seeking applicants for the position of Ranger, Community; Kaitiaki, Āo Hāpori.


This is an exciting opportunity for you to become part of a strong, tightly-knit and hardworking team. You will contribute towards growing conservation in the Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands District alongside our Treaty partners and the community.


In this role you will:


  • Lead the administration of permissions and Wildlife Act permits and coordination of local RMA processes
  • Support whānau, hapū and iwi as treaty partners
  • Build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Contribute to the delivery of high-quality engagement and education initiatives.
  • Provide media and communications support



To be successful in this role you will:


  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification or experience in either statutory processing, ecology/environmental studies, or communications
  • Be passionate about working with whānau, hapū and iwi and have respect for te ao Māori me ngā tikanga.
  • Be able to create and maintain positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups.
  • Have excellent attention to detail and ability to follow processes


What we can do for you:

  • Allow flexible working arrangements including variation of hours and working from home
  • Provide the opportunity to get hands on with our conservation efforts
  • Actively engage and develop relationships with local hapū
  • Deliver meaningful work supporting the conservation efforts in Aotearoa by being part of an organisation that is more than “just a job”, it is a passionate and fulfilling place to work.


A good understanding of tikanga Māori will be an advantage. Me paku matatau ngā kaitono ki te korero Māori.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter and CV.


For any queries, please contact Bevan Moir on bmoir@doc.govt.nz or +6427 536 1057 quoting Vacancy 400/1251. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 1 December.


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