Ranger, (Temporary), Partnerships Group – Department of Conservation – Twizel

  • Fixed Term
  • Twizel
  • Applications have closed.

Website Department of Conservation

The Te Manahuna Aoraki project aims to create a vast 310,000ha predator free mainland island in the Upper Mackenzie basin and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. The area is special to many New Zealanders and is known for its golden tussock land, towering snow-capped mountains, high country farms and turquoise glacier fed lakes.

The focus for this exciting ranger position is to ensure the diversity of our natural heritage is maintained and restored by carrying out the biodiversity threats program for threatened species and ecosystems across the Te Manahuna Aoraki area.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Experience in the practical management of predator control networks with a broad based of practical skills
  • A commitment to excellence – sets high personal and professional standards; assumes responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of projects
  • Be physically capable of working in rugged environments, with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Superb relationship management and collaboration skills with stakeholders and staff
  • Initiative – adapts to new technology and supports best practice development. Takes action to achieve results beyond what is normally called for; looks for opportunities to improve own and the organization’s performance.
  • Problem solving – able to resolve issues in the field, secures relevant information, identifies key issues and relationships from a base of information; sees the ‘whole’ of the situation and the connections; makes sound decisions and recommendations.
  • A full drivers licence, current firearms licence, 4×4, LUV, GPS skills and a First Aid Certificate are needed.  Grow safe with approved handlers would be an advantage.
  • Ability to use IT systems, interpret GIS information and produce maps

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 five capabilities as per the project description.

For more information please contact Simone Cleland, scleland@doc.govt.nz , telephone 0275428859, quoting vacancy (400/7400). 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 January 2019

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