Ranger, Fairy Tern, Papakanui, (Temporary), Operations, Auckland | Warkworth

Posted on 16-Jul-2018
Application close date: 30-Jul-2018
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

This is a fixed term role for seventeen (17) weeks - starting 10th September 2018.


This position is ideal for someone who enjoys working outdoors, with native wildlife, in a unique and isolated environment. Your role will contribute to the conservation of the Nationally Critical NZ Fairy Tern (Sternula nereis davisae), where you will work as part of a small team focussed on protecting nesting NZ Fairy Terns during the breeding season. Tasks will include: locating, monitoring and protection NZ Fairy Tern nests, predator control, advocacy, compliance, data entry and reporting.


The ideal applicant will have:

  • A strong work ethic with good attention to detail
  • A keen interest in ornithology and experience working with birds  
  • Knowledge and experience with predator control methodology
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to positively engage with public and stakeholders
  • The ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Physically fit
  • Current first aid certificate
  • 4WD qualification and experience
  • All-terrain vehicle qualification and experience


Additional desirable skills:

  • Firearms license
  • Good computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


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 Alex Wilson, alwilson@doc.govt.nz, 027 539 5901 or Art Polkanov, apolkanov@doc.govt.nz, 027 263 7703, quoting vacancy 400/9730T.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 30 July 2018


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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