Ranger, (Temporary), Operations Group – Department of Conservation – Twizel


  • Fixed Term
  • Twizel

Website Department of Conservation

The Twizel Operations team is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and experienced person to join us at the Twizel office for a 12 month fixed term period.

We have a vacancy for a  Ranger (Temporary) who will be responsible for contributing to the successful delivery of the annual business plan and operational work plans ensuring a greater visitor experience to the Twizel district.

The primary focus of this field based role is visitor asset management throughout the Mackenzie Basin and Upper Waitaki. You may also be required to support other work programmes within the wider district or region.

The person we are seeking will be capable working alone or as part of a dedicated team and will need to have the capacity to develop and maintain strong working relationships with other staff and key stakeholders. As you will be the face of the DOC across Mackenzie Basin communities, you will be required to be professional and positively represent the organisation.

A full drivers licence is essential.

Qualifications or experience in the following would be advantageous:

  • Experience with carpentry/facilities maintenance
  • Fencing skills
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Use of scrub bars
  • Four-wheel driving qualifications and off-road experience
  • Light Utility Vehicle (LUV)
  • Rural firefighting
  • Growsafe certificate

The position is for a fixed term of 12 months. At the end of the fixed term, the position will be reviewed with the view to creating a permanent tenure. There may then be an opportunity for the incumbent to apply for the permanent position.

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

For any queries, please contact Frank Rosie, frosie@doc.govt.nz, VPN 5563 or telephone (03) 435 0263, quoting vacancy 400/74T3

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 November 2017

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