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Ranger, Community

Advertiser: Department of ConservationMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
1 Dec 2019
Manawatu, Wanganui
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with well developed, high quality community conservation management, and interpersonal skills to join our team of rangers in Whanganui. We are a small, friendly team who are looking for someone who can work well as part of our team and contribute positively to our busy programme.


Can you help us to manage the diverse and extensive public conservation lands across the Whanganui District, including the Whanganui National Park?

Our community team is involved in a wide range of work across the District. If you are well organised, have a good appreciation and understanding of environmental protection, and work well both independently and as part of a team, then we are keen to hear from you.


About the job:

You will be primarily focused on supporting the Whanganui District to deliver agreed community engagement work plans and in particular but not limited to, lead or support;

  • Event organisation (i.e. Seaweek and Conservation Week programmes)
  • Education and advocacy with schools
  • Working with community groups to grow their capability in conservation
  • Conservation volunteer management and support
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with whanau, hapu and iwi to grow conservation


Ideally you will have proven experience in:

  • Event management
  • Education delivery
  • Strong relationship and networking skills
  • Engaging, consulting and liaising with Tangata Whenua
  • Supporting community initiatives in conservation
  • Project and business planning skills
  • Strategic thinking and a political awareness

The successful applicant will have excellent written and oral communication skills and possess the ability to effectively prioritise commitments to meet deadlines.


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/project description. 

For any queries, please contact Peter Lock, telephone 027 536 6785, quoting vacancy 400/3851. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 13 January 2020.

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

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