Ranger, (Temporary) – Department of Conservation – Takapourewa/Stephens Island

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Do you have strong practical skills and are looking for a new challenge?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the conservation of New Zealand’s natural and cultural values, skilled at field delivery while also comfortable living in a unique yet remote offshore island.

Initial posting of one year with a mutually agreed extension up to a total of 36 months being possible.

This sole charge role will require you to live on the Island and undertake a large variety of work, from maintenance of infrastructure, weed control, track clearing, plant propagation to managing visitors. This remote and isolated location has good accommodation, its own power system and satellite broadband. Proven experience living in isolation is necessary. Relevant experience in the building trade is also important.

Job share will be considered for this position.

Required Experience:

  • High personal commitment to Health and Safety
  • Proven ability to operate in a remote location for extended periods of time
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong planning, organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Practical experience in management of threatened plant or animal programmes
  • A current First Aid certificate
  • Experience working in the building trade or similar
  • Experience maintaining small plant machinery items

Desired Experience:

  • A natural heritage or conservation management qualification
  • Experience working with LUV’s
  • A current Grow Safe and Approved Handlers certificate

Due to the nature of the role, you may be required to complete a pre-employment health questionnaire and undertake a medical examination.

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 project description.

For more information please contact the Picton Office, Sounds District, email picton@doc.govt.nz or telephone (03) 520 3002 quoting vacancy 400/5122T. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 30 April 2018.