Ranger, (Temporary) – Department of Conservation – Wanaka


  • Fixed Term
  • Wanaka
  • Applications have closed

Website Department of Conservation

Are you someone who loves the outdoors, has lots of practical skills and enjoys working with people? If yes then this could be the job for you.

As a Ranger you will be joining our talented operations team carrying out critical conservation work programmes across the Central Otago District.

This role involves working with others on a wide range of conservation issues including:

  • building and facility maintenance
  • fence and track maintenance
  • plant and animal pest control and monitoring using both ground and aerial methods
  • threatened plant and animal recovery work

We are looking for a team player who is not afraid of hard work and who has skills and/or experience in:

  • plant and animal pest control
  • field delivery of conservation work and working in the back country
  • working with chainsaws, 4WD vehicles and other field equipment
  • a current First Aid certificate
  • good communication skills and an ability to get on with people
  • a valid driver’s licence
  • carpentry and facilities maintenance

Based in Wanaka, the role requires staying overnight in the backcountry for extended periods on a regular basis.

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 Dave Grieve, dgrieve@doc.govt.nz , telephone 0274083375, quoting vacancy 400/814T3

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20th November 2017

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