Ranger, Front Country, Amenities (Fixed Term) | Makarora

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.


He angitūtanga | About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Front country Amenity Ranger within the Central Otago District team.

If you enjoy working in the outdoors, have great initiative, practical skills and love working and interacting with people then this is your opportunity to spend your summer months working in the Central Otago District.  This role is to work in the Makarora area along the Haast Highway from approximately 1 November 2022 until 28 February 2023.

As our next Front Country Amenity Ranger, you will be responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the Front Country sites along the Haast Highway from Isthmus Peak to Pleasant Flat. 


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Previous cleaning experience
  • Able to use weed eaters/scrub bars.
  • Familiar with weed spraying (able to carry 15ltr knapsack)
  • Previous experience with maintenance of small petrol-driven engines
  • Experience with operating small lawn tractors and mowers
  • Able to apply practical maintenance skills for hut and track maintenance
  • Experience with volunteers and working with others.
  • A current First Aid certificate
  • A current Full Driver's Licence
  • Knowledge of field delivery work
  • High Level of Physical Fitness


Ko ngā hua | What we offer

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.  Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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

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: 5 pm on Monday, 15 August 2022

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

Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1650084


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.

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

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

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