Ranger (Fixed Term) | Greymouth

Posted on 01-Aug-2022
Application close date: 12-Aug-2022
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:
Note clipRole Description - Ranger.pdf (PDF, 237KB)
Job Specification

Applicant Information Sheet - Ranger, Greymouth.pdf (PDF, 1.13MB)
Job Specification

  • Are you passionate and experienced in the delivery of, trapping, predator control, working with wildlife?
  • Do you want to be in a diverse role working in historic back country and achieve conservation outcomes throughout the West Coast!
  • We have a 6 month Fixed-Term position joining the Greymouth Biodiversity team.


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

The Kaitiaki| Ranger role is a diverse and rewarding role where you will be part of a tight knit team delivering on biodiversity programmes throughout Reefton/Greymouth . Your work will stretch across some of New Zealand's historic West Coast backcountry as you deliver on a variety of conservation projects from trapping, tracking tunnels, species management and protecting/monitoring taonga species.

This role will also require you to be practical as you build traps, navigate your way through the back country and work with a variety of community groups, landowners, farmers and other stakeholders.

As a Ranger, Biodiversity your field duties may include.

  • Establishing new traplines
  • Predator control (Feral Cats)
  • Operating bait stations
  • Backcountry navigation
  • Building and checking traps
  • Monitoring New Zealand Long-Tailed Bat

This position requires you to have the ability to not only work in a team but also be a self-starter dependant to work on your own as most days will be spent alone in the backcountry. We can also offer DOC accommodation for the successful applicant. Due to the nature of the work, you will be expected to work varied hours which can include some night work.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will have a strong background or interest in conservation, have a good knowledge of biodiversity work programmes, predator control and be passionate about making a difference for conservation in the Greymouth district!

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience with handheld GPS and mobile phone.
  • Experience with pesticides, trapping, tracking tunnels and species monitoring.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and accurate record keeping
  • Ability to use and interpret GIS information mapping software
  • A strong commitment to health and safety work practices and able to promote this culture among colleagues.
  • Good level of fitness and comfortable working in remote backcountry
  • Current Full NZ Drivers Licence


Desirable skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Current NZ Firearms Licence
  • Experience with Bat handling
  • Current first aid certificate


Mō te tīma | About the team

The Kaitiaki, Kanorau Koiora | Ranger, Biodiversity will form part of a very tight knit Biodiversity team in Greymouth where you compliment and work together across the Springs Junction/Reefton region. You will report to the Supervisor, work alongside 3 permanent Biodiversity Rangers and work with the Senior Ranger Biodiversity to deliver on Biodiversity work plans set out from the unit.


Mō mātou | About us

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.


Ko ngā hua | What we offer

We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:

  • Free accommodation and access to DOC's great walks across Aotearoa with great discounts to outdoor apparel and equipment.
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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.

Applications close: Friday 12 July, 5 pm

Further enquiries contact Gemma Hunt on 027 243 0711

Job Reference: T400/07250

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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