Opportunity: Ranger, Kakapo Site Lead

New Zealand's Department of Conservation has an exciting opportunity to work with the endangered kakapo as a lead Ranger. Following a successful breeding season for the kakapo population, this position will help the species continue to recover through health and home range monitoring, transmitter replacement, data management, and other fieldwork logistics. 

Applications close 5 October 2020.

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Date published: 2020/09/22

This is a very special opportunity to lead our busy Kākāpō field team. With an increasing number of birds and monitoring sites, we need your help to create a sustainable solution to deliver ongoing success. Join us on the backend of our most successful breeding season and get involved in this highly challenging yet extremely rewarding portfolio of work.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

As the Ranger, Kākāpō Site Leadyour focus will be on providing site leadership and support to a highly skilled team of kākāpō rangers.  Tasks for you and the team include health and home range monitoring of the kākāpō populations on Whenua Hou and Anchor Islands, transmitter replacement, data management and breeding season management. Other tasks may include supplementary feeding, managing volunteers, maintenance of facilities, technical equipment maintenance, supply logistics and more.

Your work roster is typically:

  • two weeks of field work on your respective island (working every day including the weekend)
  • followed by four days off (including the weekend).

You return to work in the Invercargill office for:

  • a normal five-day working week,
  • followed by four days off (including the weekend).

The roster cycle repeats with the next two-week period of on-island field work.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • Experience in conservation field work
  • Experience in managing field teams and working in an isolated setting
  • Bird handling and transmitter experience
  • Experienced in using computers, including excel and databases
  • Able to accurately collect and store data and produce reports
  • Bird health monitoring experience preferred
  • Radio telemetry experience preferred

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

The chance to join a large organisation that's still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent training opportunities. If successful, part of your welcoming into the organisation will include invitation to attend our exciting nationwide induction and ongoing training programs to learn more about the department and make valuable connections with new colleagues throughout the country. 

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Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers CentreApplications close at 5pm on Monday, 5 October 2020.

For any enquiry, please contact Morgan Alexander at [email protected]

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