Ranger Heritage and Visitors
About this role
- Would you like to apply your project coordination & relationship skills to manage visitor assets at some of Wairarapa's iconic sites? Castlepoint, Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, Tararua Forest Park
- Take advantage of a range of development and training opportunities
- 4 weeks + 3 days annual leave per year
- X2 permanent full-time, Masterton location
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
He angitūtanga | About the role
How would you like to work amongst some of Aotearoa's most stunning and popular sites – from the remote Tararua backcountry to local icon Castlepoint, and everything in between. Enjoy the diversity of your mahi, where no two days are the same.
The Kaitiaki, Ranger (Heritage and Visitor) is a crucial operational role within the close-knit Wairarapa District Team. Your key focus will be contract management and project management and coordination with budgets. You will be part of a team responsible for the visitor assets (huts, tracks, structures, campgrounds) within the Wairarapa District. You will scope and manage packages of work by utilising your practical and technical skills, and your literacy and numeracy skills. Liaise with external partners and stakeholders such as community groups, Councils, Iwi and the New Zealand Defense Force.
We are passionate about developing our people, and will provide qualification training for specialised skills, including; working at heights, chainsaw operation, helicopter safety, 4WD operation, and digger operation.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you have the following skills and experience, we are keen to hear from you:
- Project management, prioritization & coordination skills
- A commitment to health & safety
- Computer literacy skills
- Contractor management, financial management & budgeting skills
- Excellent communication & relationship management
- Physically fit
- Experience working with external stakeholders & iwi
- Ability to work remotely in back-country, with overnight stays 7 – 10 nights per year
- Class 1 or above NZ Driver's License
- Carpentry/construction/practical skills
- SAP experience
- GIS skills
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options where appropriate
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in many of our huts and campsites, visitor centres product discounts, outdoor apparel and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Avenue)
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the district and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks including Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?
Mō mātou | About us
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Heritage and Visitors Team sits within the Operations Group which is responsible for delivering conservation work on the ground through our biodiversity, recreation/historic, community engagement and visitor centre teams.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa
Rā katinga | Applications close: 28 September 2022
Me he pātai anō | For any enquiry, please contact Robert Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1658953
Salary range: $53,776.00 - $68,714.00, dependant on skill and experience.
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
DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.
COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
|Application close date:||28-Sep-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger, Heritage and Visitors.pdf (PDF, 204KB)