Senior Ranger Supervisor, Recreation/Historic, (Temporary), Operations Group, Tongariro | Ohakune

Posted on 08-Mar-2019
Application close date: 25-Mar-2019
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This is a fixed term role for 24 months


Are you someone who is passionate about the provision of high-quality visitor experiences and heritage management?  Do you enjoy leading teams to get the best out of people and deliver great work?


We are looking for an enthusiastic Supervisor Recreation /Historic to join our Operations team in Tongariro District. We have a wide range of facilities including camp grounds, an extensive back country hut and track network, day visitor tracks and historical sites. Our district is defined by our work with the community, and the recreation sphere is no exception.


The Supervisor in this role will lead a team of talented individuals to deliver the recreation and historic work plan.  You must be a great team person and have a proven ability to work collaboratively with others. A major component of your work will be helping your team to develop and succeed in their own work. In this Supervisor position, you need to have an eye for detail, a willingness to work towards continuous improvement, and plenty of drive and initiative. Health, safety and the wellbeing of your staff and volunteers is a high priority.


You will be actively working across a range of different visitor experience and facility upgrade projects including:

  • facilities maintenance and site restoration across an extensive network of tracks, huts and structures, and
  • supervising a team of dedicated rangers
  • working closely with community groups, volunteers, and iwi
  • leading access improvement processes into conservation areas
  • leading the Districts compliance programme


The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • experience in leading staff
  • a strong commitment to safety and wellbeing in the work place
  • experience in scheduling an effective work programme
  • experience in management of visitor facilities and/or historic assets
  • skills in coaching, training and supporting staff to acquire technical knowledge and experience
  • a strong understanding of, and commitment to, the team process model


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 role description.


For any queries, please contact Connie Norgate on or by phone 0275533956 quoting vacancy 400/3920/2 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 25 March 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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