Ranger, Biodiversity, Operations, Masterton | Masterton

Posted on 30-Apr-2019
Application close date: 20-May-2019
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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 including marine and bush environment appeal to you?  If so, the beautiful Wairarapa District is calling you.


The Wairarapa Biodiversity team is looking for an experienced person to join the biodiversity team based in Masterton Office. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to become part of a committed and professional Biodiversity team to achieve high quality conservation outcomes.


As a Biodiversity Ranger your focus across the district will be implementing work plans as part of a motivated team over a diverse range of ecosystems including marine, coastal, large scale contiguous forests ecosystems and other significant natural areas and protected ecosystems within the District.


You will have responsibilities including organizing and delivering work programmes relating to:

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


The successful applicant will have

  • relationship management skills
  • project/contract management and budget management skills
  • a natural heritage or conservation management qualification
  • experience in the practical management of flora and fauna.
  • specialist experience or qualifications in either freshwater, pest control or threatened plants and/or species.
  • Experience in operating online system software
  • Skills in coaching, training and supporting staff and the acquisition of technical knowledge.
  • An ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau and Hapu to sustain and grow conservation.
  • Ability to work and build successful relationships and partnerships with the community, stakeholders, business and local government.
  • Skills and experience in working collaboratively with others to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes.


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 Briggs Pilkington at bpilkington@doc.govt.nz or 027 405 1047 quoting vacancy 400/4434.


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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