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- Are you someone who is passionate about conservation and enjoys working in the great outdoors?
- Do you want to make a difference in protecting New Zealand’s natural environment?
Our Waikato Operations team is now recruiting a Ranger to join our waka and contribute to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives.
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
He angitūtanga: About the Role
As a Ranger, you will form part of the wider operations team delivering on our biodiversity, heritage and visitor, and community work programmes across the Waikato district.
Key pieces of work include:
- Weed Control
- Pest control (including pest fish)
- Species monitoring and management
- Ecosystem restoration
- Track and asset maintenance
- Community engagement
- Relationship management
He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for
We are looking for someone with a range of technical skills with a proactive attitude to bring to the team. You will be comfortable using safety and navigation equipment or can easily pick these up. Ideally you have practical field delivery experience.
- The ability to work in true partnership with others across DOC and external stakeholders including local whānau, hapū and iwi
- Knowledge of one or more biodiversity areas such as; marine, freshwater, animal pest control, management of threatened species and/or statutory delegations
A full driver’s license is essential, the following is advantageous:
- Four-wheel driving qualifications and off-road experience
- Growsafe & Approved Handler certifications
- Light Utility Vehicle (LUV) qualifications and experience
- Chainsaw qualifications and experience
- A current first aid certificate
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?
Aside from being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we all offer:
- A supportive and collaborative work environment
- 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 campsites 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.
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 further information please contact Alaine Holdom on 027 540 5937or firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 400/03336.
The salary range for this position starts from $47,320 up to $59,978 based on demonstrable skills and experience
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 16 May 2022.
COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – All employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy. New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.
DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.