Careers in conservation & the environment

Ranger (Fixed Term) – Department of Conservation – Greymouth

  • Fixed Term
  • Greymouth
  • 21/09/2021

Website Department of Conservation

  • Are you passionate about pest plant control and enjoy working in the great outdoors?
  • Would you like to thrive in a 6-month fixed term Ranger position in the Greymouth district?

We are seeking a self-motivated and collaborative individual to join our Mawhera/Greymouth team as a Ranger in the dedicated Biodiversity team for 6 months over our busy Summer period.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

As a Ranger, you will provide field support to the Greymouth pest plant control programme as directed by your Supervisor and Lead Weeds Biodiversity Ranger.  You will also assist the team with other biodiversity duties when required such as trap checking. You may be required to stay away from home for extended periods. It is essential for the person in this role to have a strong commitment to health and safety.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We are looking for a highly motivated team member who is passionate about making a difference for conservation in the Greymouth district. We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Pest plant identification.
  • Data collection and management.
  • Good knowledge using desktop and hand-held computing devices and apps, including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to maintain good working relationships with stakeholders such as private landowners.
  • Planning and organisational skills, with attention to detail and commitment to achieving team objectives.
  • Growsafe, Traffic Controller certificates and experience with DOC weeds GIS is advantageous but not necessary.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Current first aid certificate.
  • A full driver’s licence.
  • Ability to navigate off track.
  • Knowledge and use of weed sprayers including herbicides.
  • Good level of fitness and competence in rugged and remote terrain.

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

The Mawhera/Greymouth Biodiversity team culture is supportive and collaborative. This culture allows for personal development through informal and formal training, opportunity to share your own experience and skills, and contribute to the diverse skill and knowledge base.

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 contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

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

For any enquiry, please contact Gemma Hunt at, or telephone 027 243 0711, quoting vacancy 400/07250.

Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

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


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