Ranger, Biodiversity Monitoring, Palmerston North | Palmerston North

Posted on 19-Jun-2017
Application close date: 03-Jul-2017
Palmerston North
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If you like working in the backcountry and regularly visiting new locations then this may be the role for you!


Applications are open for three Biodiversity Monitoring Ranger vacancies based in Palmerston North to join our team!


These are full time, Permanent positions, working 40 hours per week.


You will collect biodiversity monitoring data from a wide range of sites and projects with a focus on the national tiered biodiversity monitoring programme.  You will be part of a national team and may have responsibilities that extend beyond the location where you reside.


We are looking for enthusiastic Rangers with the following skills/experience:

  • Proven ability operating in the backcountry, communicating effectively and getting on well with others in a small team
  • Physically fit and able to carry a full pack for three hours off track
  • A range of monitoring experience
  • Able to regularly spend long periods of time (up to 2 weeks) away from home
  • Current full New Zealand Drivers Licence is desirable


Specialist skills and experience within one or more of the following areas is desirable:

  • Extensive experience in 20 x 20 plots,
  • Plant identification,
  • Bird identification, preferably 5 minute bird counts
  • Animal pest monitoring, preferably ungulate pellet counts and possum monitoring


Put simply, these are all technical monitoring roles that spend a large proportion of time in the field visiting a large number of different sites.

A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience and achievements in science or natural heritage management are desirable.

Please note applications for summer temporary field staff will be advertised in approximately 2 weeks.

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 Mike Perry, mperry@doc.govt.nz, VPN 6971 or telephone (06) 350 6221, quoting one of the following vacancy numbers 400/9471, 400/9462, 400/9472


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 3 July 2017

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