Ranger Biodiversity/Recreation/Historic – Department of Conservation – Wairoa

  • Full Time
  • Wairoa

Website Department of Conservation

Are you someone who is passionate about managing our environment for the enjoyment of all New Zealanders and visitors?

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Ranger in our East Coast District Operations Team, based in Wairoa.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our next Ranger, you will be focused on completing tasks that contribute towards our key biodiversity and recreation/historic conservation objectives. Our biodiversity work programme includes animal/pest control programmes throughout the district and monitoring work on native fauna and flora. Our recreation/historic work programme is focused on maintaining our fantastic recreation and historic assets including visitor sites, facilities and information.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

You will be a practically minded person, who is equally capable of managing contracts and getting your hands dirty when required.

Key requirements

  • A fast learner of new technology
  • A strong focus on Health and Safety
  • Experienced in maintenance or construction
  • Be inspired about working with whānau, hapū and iwi and have respect for te ao Māori me ngā tikanga
  • Experience and/or qualifications in working with chainsaws, light utility vehicles, 4WD vehicles
  • Good communication skills and an ability to get on with people
  • A high level of fitness

It is desirable that you have skills in planning and delivery of biodiversity field work.

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

  • A fantastic supportive and collaborative work 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!
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • An interesting and varied programme of work
  • The opportunity to join a large organisation that’s still growing

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via 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 Paul Roper, quoting vacancy 400/4113. proper@doc.govt.nz or (06)869 0469.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

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.