Ranger, Biodiversity – Department of Conservation – Motueka

  • Full Time
  • Motueka
  • 17/05/2021

Website Department of Conservation

An exciting and rare opportunity has become available for a Biodiversity Ranger within the Motueka district team.

We are seeking a technically competent and enthusiastic ranger to help deliver our biodiversity work. A key focus of this role will be delivery of the threatened plant and weed control programmes across the district. You would be an important part of the team leading and undertaking the work, analysing and reporting and helping to plan future work. You will draw on your excellent people skills to advocate for conservation, working both with back-country community groups and local restoration initiatives by volunteers on conservation land. This will be someone’s dream job – could it be you?

You will have responsibilities including leading, organizing and delivering work programmes relating to:

  • Threatened plant species management and protection;
  • Ecosystem maintenance and restoration;
  • Pest plant control programmes.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our next Biodiversity Flora Ranger, you will have a strong knowledge and passion for New Zealand’s native flora and will be required to manage the district threatened plant programme including aspects of the weeds and plant restoration programmes. The main areas of work will be associated with the Mt Richmond Forest Park, Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks, local Covenants, and Reserves.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • Knowledge and passion for threatened plant management;
  • Knowledge and experience with weed control and plant restoration programmes;
  • Demonstrate skills working with and/or managing community groups and volunteers;
  • Experienced at writing project reports, restoration plans and/or management plans;
  • Computer and technologically savvy including excel spreadsheets and GIS;
  • Strong health and safety values;
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written;
  • A high level of fitness and backcountry experience;
  • A genuine interest in the Departments management of our natural and cultural heritage, and an enthusiasm for engaging others in conservation;
  • Full NZ drivers’ licence.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent development opportunities across the department.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.

For any enquiry, please contact Dan Chisnall, dchisnall@doc.govt.nz, or telephone 027 243 5586, quoting vacancy 400/06433

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 17 May 2021.

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.  


To apply for this job please visit careers.doc.govt.nz.