Ranger, Partnerships, Iwi Engagement, Tauranga – Department of Conservation – Bay of Plenty

Are you interested in promoting iwi aspirations for conservation? We are looking for a well connected person with great people skills, and commitment to conservation values to join our partnerships team.

As a Ranger, Iwi Engagement you will be part of a highly motivated team, focused on building relationships with iwi and hapu in the Western Bay of Plenty.

You will be responsible for:

fostering positive relationships between iwi, hapu and the Department
supporting implementation of Treaty Settlement outcomes
supporting other team members in building new partnership opportunities with tangata whenua
enable iwi aspirations.

The ideal applicant will have:

experience and confidence in engaging and working with tangata whenua
knowledge of the natural environment, conservation principles and current challenges
competency or understanding in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga
good knowledge of tikanga Māori, kaitiakitanga, wairuatanga, manaakitanga and iwitanga
highly skilled in people based relationships
knowledge of the Department’s responsibilities that give effect to Section 4 of the Conservation Act 1987
excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
a relevant tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience.

Please apply online at careers.doc.govt.nz.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description. To view a project description, click the Apply button.

For more information please contact Margaret Metcalfe at mmetcalfe@doc.govt.nz, or telephone (07) 5712736, quoting vacancy 70/3204T.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 22June 2015.