Senior Ranger, Biodiversity, Operations, Masterton | Masterton

Posted on 30-Apr-2019
Application close date: 20-May-2019
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Are you passionate about Te Taiao? Is your background in conservation, working with natural flora and fauna? Are you skilled at field delivery and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others? Does the idea of working across a diverse landscape appeal to you?


The Wairarapa team is looking for a highly experienced person to join the biodiversity team based in Masterton Office. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.


As Senior Ranger, (Biodiversity) for the Wairarapa District, work will be focussed across the district covering a diverse range of ecosystems from coastal, podocarp forests to large scale contiguous forests and other significant natural areas within the District.


You will have defined leadership responsibilities including the ability to plan and authorise technical work programmes relating to:

  • threatened species management.
  • ecosystem restoration;
  • animal and plant pest control programmes;


The successful applicant will have

  • relationship management experience
  • project/ contract management experience
  • budget management experience
  • a natural heritage or conservation management qualification
  • extensive experience in the practical management of flora and fauna is essential.
  • specialist experience/qualifications in either freshwater, pest control or threatened plants and/or species.
  • Experience in operating online system software i.e sap, ArcGIS, napalis
  • skilled at coaching, training and supporting staff and the acquisition of technical knowledge
  • ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau & Hapu to grow conservation as kaitiaki on whenua managed as public conservation land.
  • ability to work and build successful relationships with community, stakeholder, local government to grow and protect Te Taiao through joint partner initiatives.
  • team player whom can work closely with others in a collaborative way to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes across the district.


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.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Kathy Houkamau, or phone 027 839 4626 quoting vacancy 400/4410. 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 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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