Ranger, Operations (Biodiversity) – Department of Conservation – Greymouth

  • Full Time
  • Greymouth
  • Nov 27, 2017

Website Department of Conservation

Are you someone who is passionate about the conservation of New Zealand’s natural flora and fauna, skilled at field delivery and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others? If yes, then this is the job for you.

As a Ranger, Operations (Biodiversity) you will be joining our talented Biodiversity teams carrying out critical natural heritage conservation work programmes across the country.

You will be actively working across a range of different projects including:

  • plant and animal pest control programmes;
  • ecosystem restoration;
  • threatened species management.

Your day to day work will take you across the district, carrying out biodiversity work programmes on and off public conservation land, according to work plans.

Your skills and experience in natural heritage work will be of great help to others and your work will include teaching, coaching, supporting and/or overseeing rangers, community groups and volunteers doing conservation work in the field.

The successful applicant will have

  • a natural heritage or conservation management qualification at level 5 or above;
  • 3-4 years experience in the practical management of threatened plant and animal populations and the execution of plant pest control operations;
  • specialist experience/qualifications in either marine, freshwater, pest control or threatened plant and animal populations;
  • current first aid certificate, full drivers licence, 4WD and boat experience.
  • ability to interpret GIS information, produce maps and use data loggers.
  • be computer literate

Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For more information please contact Glen Newton, gnewton@doc.govt.nz, VPN5384, or telephone (03) 027 703 4268, quoting vacancy 400/6252.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 November 2017