Ranger, Biodiversity, (Temporary), Operations, New Plymouth | New Plymouth

Posted on 15-Apr-2019
Application close date: 29-Apr-2019
New Plymouth
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

This is a 12 month temporary fixed term role.


Are you someone who is passionate about the conservation of New Zealand's natural flora and fauna, skilled at field delivery and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others? Are you a team player who enjoys working with others? If yes, then this is the job for you.


The Biodiversity team in the Taranaki District delivers a broad range of terrestrial and marine conservation work from the Mokau River in the north to the Patea River in the south. There is over 100,000ha of Public Conservation Land in Taranaki, with two marine reserves and Egmont National Park in the region. Within Egmont National Park the Taranaki Mounga Project has launched an exciting yet ambitious 10-year project to transform the ecology of the Park and its surrounds.


As a Biodiversity Ranger, you will be working closely with the Biodiversity Supervisor to lead the delivery of pest animal and plant work within the Taranaki region.


Key functions of the position include;

  • Taking a lead role in delivering pest animal and plant work across the District, such as 1080 operations, pest fish, trapping and weed control programmes.
  • Supporting the threatened species work programmes.
  • Supporting the Biodiversity Senior Ranger with work planning.
  • Coaching, supporting and/or overseeing Rangers, community groups and volunteers doing conservation work.


The successful applicant will preferably have:

  • A tertiary qualification related to natural heritage, science or conservation management
  • Experience in the practical management of pest animals and plants.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with Iwi, community groups and landowners.
  • A willingness to be innovative to improve and expand on current work programmes.
  • An ability to work effectively alone or as part of a team.
  • Ability to use Microsoft programmes to capture data and complete reports to a good standard, and the ability to interpret GIS information and produce maps.


If you have the above skills, and have the desire to help make New Zealand the greatest living space on earth, we want to hear from you!


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 at the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the rolet description.


For any queries, please contact Callum Lilley, clilley@doc.govt.nz or telephone (06) 759 0350, quoting vacancy 400/2526T.  


Applications close at 5pm, Monday 29 April 2019.


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

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