Ranger, Biodiversity – Department of Conservation – Twizel

  • Full Time
  • Twizel
  • 25/03/2019

Website Department of Conservation

Is your background in conservation, working with natural flora and fauna? Are you skilled at field delivery and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others?  Does the idea of working across a diverse landscape including alpine, tussock grasslands and bush environment appeal to you?  If so, the beautiful Te Manahuna Twizel District is calling you.

The Te Manahuna Twizel Biodiversity Threats team is looking for an experienced person to join them. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to become part of a committed and professional biodiversity team working hard to achieve high quality conservation outcomes.

As a Biodiversity Threats Ranger your focus across the district will be implementing animal pest control in a range of ecosystems including alpine, tussock grasslands, large scale contiguous forest ecosystems and other significant natural areas and protected ecosystems within the District.

You will have responsibilities including organising and delivering work programmes relating to animal pest control using a range of methods and techniques including fencing, poison operations, firearm use, aerial and ground based work. Building strong interactive relationships with the public and stakeholders is a vital part of this role.

You will need to be competent using a variety of computer applications including GPS and GIS systems. A full driver’s licence, current firearms licence, controlled substance licence and off-road 4WD and LUV experience are essential.

Other tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting other work programmes within the wider district and region as tasked
  • Leading seasonal employees and volunteers in the field
  • Fire control and other emergency responses

Qualifications or experience in the following would be advantageous:

  • Operational pest management planning using a range of methods and techniques including poison operations
  • Helicopter safety training and experience
  • Night shooting experience
  • Experience building and maintaining fences
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to excellence
  • Fire ground or emergency management experience and qualifications

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 at the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For any queries, please contact Sally Jones, sajones@doc.govt.nz , or phone 027 499 5187, quoting vacancy 400/7414  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 25 March 2019.

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


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