Careers in conservation & the environment

Ranger, Biodiversity – Department of Conservation – Te Kuiti

  • Full Time
  • Te Kuiti
  • 28/09/2020

Website Department of Conservation

Are you someone who has a passion for New Zealand’s unique biodiversity?
Do you want to protect some of Aotearoa’s unique flora and fauna including Archy’s frogs, Mahoenui Giant Weta, Short Tail Bats and Kokako? Do you have great leadership and coaching skills and enjoy working in a committed team?

If your answer is “yes” then this job for you.

The Maniapoto District is on the lookout for someone keen to work as a Ranger in our Biodiversity team based in Te Kuiti.  This role focuses on the seasonal demands of the biodiversity work programme and as such requires a broad range of skills and experience.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

This role works to protect vulnerable threatened flora, fauna and habitats. This is a diverse role which will see you doing such tasks as assisting with pest control to species outcome monitoring and the rejuvenation of logged forest through weed control and replanting. You will need team leadership skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. It is expected that the office/field split will be 60/40

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • Have knowledge and experience in planning and organising complex projects
  • Have proven skills and experience in biodiversity management in particular, animal pest management
  • Be able to maintain positive working relationships across a broad range of people and groups

You will be required to stay away overnight, work outside normal hours and/or during weekends. It is essential to have a very strong commitment to health and safety (HSE) and exhibit exemplary HSE practice.

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!

The chance to join a large organisation that’s still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, 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.

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 via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a cover letter and CV. 

For any queries, please contact Neil Wood, or phone 027 542 8399, quoting reference 400/2414

Applications close at 5pm Monday, 28 September 2020

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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