Ranger, Summer/Hut Relief, (Fixed Term) | Wanaka

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

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.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Summer 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 will be based in the Wanaka/ Makarora area focussing on the Gillespie Pass Circuit from approximately the beginning of November 2022 through to the end of April 2023.


He angitūtanga | About the role

As our next Summer Ranger, you will be responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the backcountry huts, hut warden duties, track work and providing cover for other Ranger duties across the district.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Previous hut warden experience
  • Able to use weed eaters/scrub bars.
  • Previous experience with maintenance of small petrol-driven engines
  • 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
  • Experience in the New Zealand Backcountry


Please note that a questionnaire is included as part of the application form and needs to be completed to progress your application.  The collection of this additional information is due to the field component of the position and the responsibility for health and safety.


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

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

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment. Applicants that meet our screening criteria will be asked to complete our field questionnaire, the collection of this additional information is due to the field component of the position and the responsibility for health and safety.

Submit you 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 to $59,978 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/1650060

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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