Careers in conservation & the environment

Ranger, Threats – Department of Conservation – Te Kuiti

  • Full Time
  • Te Kuiti
  • 13/07/2020

Website Department of Conservation

Are you someone who has a passion for New Zealand’s unique biodiversity, has great leadership and coaching skills and enjoys working in a team? If yes then this is the job for you.

The Maniapoto District is on the lookout for someone keen to work in our Biodiversity team as a Ranger (Threats). This role requires experience and knowledge in animal pest control.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

The focus of the role will be the delivery of part of our district threats program. Leading aerial pesticide operations and maintenance of several bait station and trapping networks.  You will need to have strong and proven team leadership experience with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • Have knowledge and experience in planning and organising complex projects
  • Have proven skills and experience in biodiversity management in particular, animal pest management
  • Be able to maintain positive working relationships across a broad range of people and groups

You will be required to stay away overnight, work outside normal hours and/or during weekends. It is essential to have a very strong commitment to health and safety (HSE) and exhibit exemplary HSE practice.

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, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a cover letter and CV. 

For any queries, please contact Neil Wood, or phone 027 542 8399

 Applications close at 5pm Monday, 13 July 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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