Careers in conservation & the environment

Ranger, Heritage and Visitors – Department of Conservation – Warkworth

  • Full Time
  • Warkworth
  • 27/09/2021

Website Department of Conservation

In Auckland we pride ourselves on providing a wide range of recreational opportunities to a large and diverse user group.  We have the largest population in the country, we love getting people out into nature.  You will too!

He angitūtanga: About the Role

We have an exciting role as a Ranger in the Heritage and Visitors team based in Warkworth. The work involves walking the length and breadth of our many tracks and keeping them to the highest standard with shovels, weed eaters and a smile in hand.  Our popular tracks include Goldie Bush Te Henga, Mt William and Okura Bush walkways.  Our Historic sites include many significant pa and Fort Takapuna.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Maintenance and improvement of visitor assets, including facilities and amenities
  • Maintenance of significant historic sites
  • Visitor risk and hazard management systems
  • Managing contract work for track maintenance when necessary

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

The successful applicant must be able to work within a team and independently.  You need to be a team player but is also self-motivated, a keen learner and a problem solver.

  • Has experience in facilities, amenities and historic site maintenance and/or relevant qualifications
  • Has carpentry or landscaping experience
  • NZQA Chainsaw qualified
  • Has a strong focus on Health and Safety and helps promote a safe working culture
  • Can help plan and report on a variety of work functions
  • Ability to use a range of computer software applications including Asset Management Systems, GPS devices and GIS mapping will be an advantage
  • Has experience and aptitude for working in bush environments
  • Experience and qualifications with use of chainsaws, scrub bars, 4WDS, machinery is highly desirable.
  • Current First Aid Certificate preferred

If you have the above skills, are solution focused and have the desire to help make New Zealand the greatest living space on earth, we want to hear from you!

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.
  • Excellent training opportunities. If successful, part of your welcoming into the organisation will include invitation to attend our exciting nationwide induction and ongoing training programs to learn more about the department and make valuable connections with new colleagues throughout the country.

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 at the DOC Careers centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role/project description.

For any queries, please contact Dave Chandler , or telephone 0276157079 quoting vacancy 400/02164.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 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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