Senior Ranger, Island Biosecurity, Operations Group, Tauranga | Tauranga

Posted on 13-May-2019
Application close date: 27-May-2019
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Are you ready to share your expertise to support DOC teams to lift their performance at the frontline of island biosecurity?


Today there are more pest free islands than ever before. New Zealand's offshore islands are threatened by pest incursions. These islands function as biodiversity banks for New Zealand's vanishing natural heritage. To protect these sanctuaries from harmful pests, DOC is ramping up its island biosecurity programme.


The Senior Ranger, Island Biosecurity will improve island biosecurity at both the regional (80%) and national (20%) scales, working collaboratively with a three other Senior Rangers, Island Biosecurity and DOC's specialist Technical Advisors and Science Advisors. He or she will enable excellence in island biosecurity through auditing, training, coaching, and oversight of innovation and improvement. The Senior Ranger will build external relationships with tangata whenua and stakeholders in island management.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience in managing island biosecurity for DOC
  • Strong communication and relationship skills, especially working with whanau/hapū/iwi
  • Strong planning/organisational skills


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, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Jeff Milham,, (07) 578 7677, quoting vacancy 400/3190 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 May 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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