Ranger Supervisor, Recreation/Historic – Department of Conservation – Hokitika


  • Full Time
  • Hokitika
  • Applications have closed

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A great opportunity to live and work in the heart of the West Coast. The Hokitika area offers a variety of outdoor opportunities from the Tasman Sea to the main divide of the Southern Alps. The backcountry is regarded by many as the jewel in New Zealand’s outdoor crown, providing challenging and remote experiences.

We have a vacancy for a Ranger Supervisor for the Recreation and Historic team based in Hokitika. This is a leadership role which supervises a team of four to six rangers working on maintenance of huts, structures (including cable structures), tracks and routes and other facilities throughout the District. The successful applicant will be a natural leader and collaborator who enjoys the challenge of working in a dynamic and changing environment with a skilled team.

You will work closely with the Senior Ranger to deliver our large and varied work programme.

This Ranger position is pivotal to the operations of the DOC team in Hokitika.  We are looking for a great team player, good communicator, passionate about the outdoors with loads of initiative to get out and get things done.  This position is critical to leading and achieving our work in the field, so a strong practical skill set is necessary.  You should have an eye for detail to ensure all our assets are maintained to a high standard.

A good level of physical fitness is necessary.

As a Supervisor you have defined leadership responsibilities including the ability to organise and lead technical work programmes relating to:

  • construction and maintenance of visitor sites, assets and information
  • management and improvement of facilities and amenities
  • visitor safety and risk management systems
  • management of recreation asset database

The successful applicant will have:

  • a strong commitment to Health & Safety and wellbeing in the work place.
  • experience /qualifications in asset maintenance and construction
  • experience in work programming and leading a work team
  • project management experience
  • skills in coaching, training and supporting staff to acquire technical knowledge and experience
  • contract management experience
  • the ability to work with volunteers who work on back country huts and tracks
  • a strong understanding of systems and processes within DOC including an understanding of asset management recording systems, or the ability to quickly gain that understanding

The department provides a friendly work environment and opportunities for training.

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

For more information, please contact Tony Thrupp, VPN 5264 or phone 027 8079110, tthrupp@doc.govt.nz quoting vacancy 400/6350.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 May 2018

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