Ranger, Tracks and Amenities, (Fixed Term) | Glenorchy

Posted on 01-Aug-2022
Application close date: 15-Aug-2022
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive


At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.


We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Heritage and Visitors Team in the Wakatipu Basin, Queenstown/Glenorchy over the 2022/2023 season.

If you love working in the outdoors and have good practical skills with a proven ability to be versatile, understand work in the outdoors, then this is the job for you!

The Wakatipu District is home to some of Te Papa Atawhai's premier day visitor tracks through areas of some of the best scenery in the country. Mountains, lakes, indigenous grassland, and forest landscapes provide settings for a nationally important tourism industry and a full range of recreational opportunities.


He angitūtanga | About the role

Your main focus of work will be to work with a small team maintaining our amenity areas and vast track network throughout the Wakatipu Basin and ensure that they are kept to a high standard and in accordance with Department standards. At other times you may be involved in other duties relating to the wider recreation/historic team.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience with weed trimmers/lawnmowers/chainsaws and other mechanised machinery. (Training will also be given in some of these fields).
  • Have a keen eye for health and safety, both for staff and members of the public
  • Pride yourself on great communication skills and a drive to work with the public on a daily basis, and with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Have the initiative to work on your own when needed
  • Describe yourself as having a “can do attitude” and willing to go the extra mile
  • A current First Aid certificate
  • A current Full driver's license.
  • Backcountry experience
  • High level of physical fitness


Please note a field experience questionnaire is included as part of the application process and should be completed and returned with your cv and covering letter.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you:

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!


Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit your application online via the DOC Careers Centre with a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

The salary range for this position is $47,320 - $59,978 (pro-rata) with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.


Rā katinga | Applications close: 5pm on Monday, 15 August 2022

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Chrissy Mulitalo at cmulitalo@doc.govt.nz

Taupānga | Job Reference: DOC/1650185


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.


Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.

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