Ranger, Partnerships, (Temporary), Rotorua – Department of Conservation – Bay of Plenty

This is a fixed term position for 12 months and a 0.8 FTE.

As a Ranger, Partnerships you will be part of a highly motivated team, focused on developing new opportunities that deliver conservation growth through working with iwi, Maori entities, communities, business, agencies, schools and individuals.

You will be responsible for:

seeking and securing partnership opportunities with iwi, businesses and the community that deliver value to      conservation
supporting other team members in building new partnership opportunities
managing joint venture projects with businesses, community groups, and iwi
promoting conservation, lifting awareness and educating others on the value of conservation and ecosystem      services
coordinating input in relation to statutory land administration, RMA, permits and concessions as required.

The ideal applicant will have:

a tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience, in either project management OR working with iwi, Maori entities, community or business groups
passionate and knowledgeable about conservation
excellent interpersonal and communication skills
experienced facilitator
strong networker, with positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups
knowledge and experience in planning and organising projects.

This role will be focussed on leading specific concessions and statutory land management projects as well as working with local agencies, in particular iwi authorities, to develop strategic projects within and beyond the Rotorua district.

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 Helen Neale at hneale@doc.govt.nz, or telephone (07) 349 7408, quoting vacancy 70/3104T.

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