Ranger | Te Kuiti

Posted on 11-May-2022
Application close date: 24-May-2022
Te Kuiti
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Job Specification

Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive


At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.

We have an exciting full time, permanent opportunity to work in our Maniapoto team as a Ranger, based in our Te Kuiti office.  We are looking for a dedicated and collaborative individual to join our team who feels inspired, day in day out and connected to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives. 



He angitūtanga: About the Role

As a Biodiversity Ranger you will be working to support the delivery of our work in a close-knit Maniapoto team team. You will be mostly field based either working in a team or on your own.  You will need the ability to be adaptable; you may plan your day to be trapping, undertaking weed control, planting, or assisting in a manner of conservation projects including monitoring and protection of Mahoenui Giant Weta and Archey's Frogs.   



He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

With your practical skills, you will be a problem solver who can think on their feet when things do not go to plan.  You will be physically fit and enjoy being outdoors working on the whenua, knowing that the outcomes are not instant, but being rewarded with changes to the environment around you over time.   

You will be open to working with others including external parties and other internal staff.  At times you will help co-ordinate some work delivery with your colleagues and at other times you will support others to deliver work.  You will be comfortable working in groups or alone. 


Ideally you will have some of the following skills/qualifications: 

  • Current First Aid Certificate 
  • Current Growsafe Certificate 
  • Off track navigation and GPS skills 
  • Experience and/or qualifications in working with 4WD vehicles, spray equipment and other field-based equipment 
  • Skills in LUV use 
  • Good communication skills and an ability to get on with people 
  • A valid Driver's Licence is essential 
  • An ability to work well unsupervised in remote locations 
  • Practical experience in pest control, threatened plants and animal populations would be an advantage  
  • Computer knowledge and use of GPS and general data collection and processing. 
  • Good record/data collection skills and an eye for detail 
  • A commitment to practicing good Health and Safety processes when delivering our work. 



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organization. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement. 

Excellent opportunities to build your skills and enjoy a satisfying career. 



We offer: 

  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth 
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment 
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance 
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general   travel and accommodation discounts 
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work 


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.


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 Marie Manley, mmanley@doc.govt.nz quoting reference 400/03436.


The salary range for this position starts from $47,320 up to $59,978 based on demonstrable skills and experience 


Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 25 May 2022. 


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

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