Careers in conservation & the environment

Ranger, River Restoration – Department of Conservation – Alexandra

  • Full Time
  • Alexandra
  • 28/09/2020

Website Department of Conservation

Are you passionate about making a difference for New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity?

We are looking for a Ranger, River Restoration to lead a range of Central Otago District freshwater work.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

In this role you would be identifying key players across multiple river catchments and working with them to develop a vision for restored catchments. This would include leading the creation of measurable objectives and driving the implementation of actions to achieve those objectives.

This role is about connecting and working in partnership with a variety of stakeholders, including other agencies and technical advisors. You will need to be a skilled project manager with a work style that maintains momentum on projects to see deliverables achieved.  

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

Our ideal applicant has freshwater ecology, catchment management, and conservation project management experience; as well as proven relationship management experience in working across agencies, with iwi/hapu/whanau and with community groups.

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!

The chance to join a large organisation that’s still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, 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.

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

For any queries, please contact Nicole Sutton,, telephone (027) 539 6766, quoting vacancy 400/8189.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 28 September 2020.

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


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