Ranger, Biodiversity – Department of Conservation – Whangarei


  • Full Time
  • Whangarei
  • Applications have closed.

Website Department of Conservation

If you are a highly motivated person with great planning and relationship skills, and you’re keen to make a difference to the Northland environment, then this is the job for you!

The Northland area is an outdoor paradise with white sandy beaches, stunning kauri forests, friendly people and wonderful summers.

We have a ranger vacancy in our Operations team in Whangarei. Our area extends from Mangawhai in the south to Russell forest in the north. We work across a wide range of landscapes including forest, wetlands, beaches, marine reserves and offshore islands.

We are looking for a Biodiversity Ranger who will work predominantly in the area of large-scale pest control; planning, implementing and supporting pest control initiatives in the district.  The work requires a strong focus on building relationships and project management. Excellent field and office skills are also required, as well as a desire to be an engaged member of the wider Whangarei District team.

The biodiversity team has a wide scope, collaborating extensively with tangata whenua, community groups, and local agencies. We are looking for someone with strong collaboration skills, good initiative, who is able to work on multiple projects at once, and be able to communicate well with a diverse range of internal and external interest groups.

A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in the field is highly desirable. A full clean drivers licence is essential.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

You must apply online via the Careers Portal.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For any queries, please contact Les Judd, ljudd@doc.govt.nz , or telephone 027 5366 793, quoting vacancy 400/1423

Applications close 5pm on Monday, 21 January 2019.

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

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