Ranger, Biodiversity/Heritage and Visitors – Department of Conservation – Turangi

  • Full Time
  • Turangi
  • 11/05/2021

Website Department of Conservation

Are you an active and passionate outdoors person? Do you have lots of practical skills and enjoy working with people? We have an exciting role we think you will like.

Based in the Central Plateau this role has a key focus on looking after the visitor facilities, historic assets and biodiversity values at sites that make this district unique.

He angitūtanga: About the Role.

This is a crucial operational role and forms part of a small team who maintain huts, hundreds of kilometers of tracks, as well as the rich flora and fauna in the Central Plateau Region.

From day to day the job will involve organizing and leading delivery of tasks in the field such as chainsaw clearing, trimming tracks, maintaining, or servicing huts and campsite facilities, weed and pest control, managing contractors and much more.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for.

You will have a positive, outgoing personality and enjoy working within a close-knit team.  You will have practical field skills and be fit and strong enough to undertake a physical job. You will be confident interacting with people from all walks of life, and the natural ability to switch between tasks effortlessly. This role provides key support to the leadership team to ensure delivery of the district work programme so experience organising teams and supporting the Supervisor at place will be a key part of this role.

Key Skills:

  • A love of the outdoors and a strong practical approach to problems.
  • The ability to organise work projects and lead teams in the field.
  • Experience managing and writing contracts.
  • To build relationships and to work with stakeholders and the public.
  • Experience in the use of power equipment, specifically chainsaws and scrub bars.
  • Experience and the capability to work in the back country.
  • Be self- motivated and operate well in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate strong health and safety leadership.
  • A current full driving license.

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 support our Kaupapa and contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent development opportunities across the Department.

We also offer:

  • Competitive renumeration.
  • Respect, recognition, and opportunities for personal growth.
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance.
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsite as well as general travel and accommodation discounts.
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work.

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 Department of Conservation Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.

For any enquiry, please contact Turangi@doc.govt.nz, or phone 07-3847 106, quoting vacancy 400/04546.

Applications close at 5pm, on Tuesday 11 May 2021.

Te Papa Atawhai 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.