- Are you someone who is passionate about maintaining Heritage and Visitors assets and providing quality visitor experiences? If yes, then this is the job for you!
- Four weeks and three days annual leave per year
- Full time, permanent role to join the Heritage and Visitors team based in Reefton
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- Protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes
- Managing threats and adverse impacts
- Being a voice for conservation
- Connecting people to nature
He angitūtanga | About the role
As a Ranger (Heritage and Visitors) based in Reefton, you will contribute to projects related to heritage sites as well as projects surrounding infrastructure for visitors with the support of the team, including:
- Manage assigned project work
- Maintaining both back country and front country tracks
- Maintaining back country huts, bridges, and other structures
- Assisting the Biodiversity/wider teams when required
- Visitor hazard management systems
- Construction/building work when required
During the summer months, you will also assist the Paparoa Great Walk team with maintenance of the track and structures. The role will involve living and working in the backcountry for up to 8 days at a time, potentially over the weekend and public holidays.
You will be joining a positive and enthusiast team delivering conservation outcomes in Reefton.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:
- A current First Aid certificate
- Class 1 or above driver's licence, ideally with the ability to drive a manual
- Tech savvy skills and drive to learn new systems, including the ability to use computer databases and information systems
- A positive can-do attitude and excellent communications skills
- An ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ideally experience working in the back country/remotely for extended periods of time
- Carpentry/construction skills and experience are highly desirable
- Experience in maintaining visitor facilities, tracks and structures is highly desirable
- Experience and qualifications with use of chainsaws, scrub bars, 4WDs, LUVs, and helicopters is highly desirable
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Greymouth District offices consists of 22 permanent staff, with four of those being based in Reefton. We have three teams within the office: the Heritage and Visitors, Biodiversity, and Community teams. We have a great positive work culture, and often work across teams when there is priority work on. You will be joining a supportive team, who value their staff and invest in personal development and growth.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Career development, secondment and training opportunities to help you realise your goals
- Great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $51,278 to $60,578 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday, 5 February 2023
For further enquiries, contactSam Symonds on 027 543 0145 or email@example.com
Job reference: 400/07233
|Application close date:||05-Feb-2023|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger.pdf (PDF, 237KB)