Ranger, Biodiversity, (Temporary) – Department of Conservation – Central Otago


  • Fixed Term
  • Alexandra
  • 19/11/2018

Website Department of Conservation

This is a fixed term role for two (2) years

Are you someone who loves the outdoors, has lots of practical skills and enjoys working with people, threatened species and plant and animal pests?

Applicants are invited for the position of Operations Ranger- Biodiversity, which can be based at our Alexandra or Wanaka Offices.

We are looking for a Biodiversity Ranger, who will work predominantly in animal pest control. The work requires strong field and office skills and involves supervision of staff and contractors.

The Biodiversity Team has a wide scope, collaborating strongly with tangata whenua, contractors, community groups, and neighbours. Therefore, you’ll be a strong collaborator, a self-starter who is able to work on several projects at once, and able to communicate well with a diverse range of internal and external interest groups.

Relevant experience in the field is essential.

The job involves delivering our Biodiversity work across the whole Central Otago District with a focus on:

  • Planning, implementation and reporting ongoat, tahr, rabbit control programmes and multi species weed control including wilding pines
  • landscape scale predator control
  • negotiation and implementation of fencing agreements and supervision of contractors
  • processing pesticides and trapping applications on public conservation land
  • managing conservation covenants
  • developing and maintaining positive relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • monitoring and reporting on the performance of our biodiversity work.

The successful applicant will:

  • have proven specialist skills and experience in biodiversity management, in particular animal pest control
  • project management experience
  • contract management experience
  • be able to plan and deliver work in a timely manner
  • be able to produce work of a high standard.

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. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.

For any queries, please contact Nikki Holmes, telephone 027 609 8819 quoting vacancy 400/8100T. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 19 November 2018

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

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