Ranger, (Hut Warden), (Temporary), (2), Stewart Island | Stewart Island

Posted on 04-Aug-2017
Application close date: 21-Aug-2017
Stewart Island
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

Are you someone who loves the outdoors, has lots of practical skills and enjoys working with people?  If yes, then this is the job for you.

We have a vacancy for two temporary Hut Rangers at the Rakiura Great Walk track and huts on Stewart Island over the busy Great Walks season from December to the March 2018.

Your role includes:

• Providing information and support to visitors
• Track maintenance and routine hut and facilities maintenance within the Rakiura National Park
• Cleaning hut and campground, facilities and amenities daily
• Visitor Safety
• Some pest control work

We are looking for two responsible and reliable team members, who are not afraid of hard work, and who can demonstrate or learn the following:

• Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work individually and in a team with the willingness and capacity to interact, liaise and consult with a variety of people
• Have an ability to live and work in an isolated situation. To work effectively without supervision on a wide variety of tasks, and be able to problem solve and work through issues in isolation when necessary
• Be able to communicate effectively both and be familiar with and confident in the use of VHF radio systems
• Have a practical background with the ability, skills and physical fitness to be able to carry out routine maintenance and building/plant repairs, track construction and maintenance
• Currently driver licence would be an advantage

The successful candidate must be prepared to live onsite at the Great Walk Huts for ten consecutive days out of every fortnight. The hut has dedicated staff sleeping quarters for this purpose. 

Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.

For any queries, please contact Dale Chittenden, dchittenden@doc.govt.nz, or telephone (03) 2190012, quoting vacancy 400/86T3

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 21st August 2017.

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