Ranger, Operations, Franz Josef | Franz Josef

Posted on 10-Aug-2018
Application close date: 27-Aug-2018
Franz Josef
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Are you someone who loves the outdoors, has lots of practical skills and enjoys working with people? If yes, then this is the job for you.


We are looking for a Ranger, Operations (Biodiversity) to be based at Franz Josef.


The focus of this position is to carry out rowi (Ōkārito Brown Kiwi) recovery work, and other biodiversity related work in South Westland. We are looking for someone to join our team who is passionate about the conservation of New Zealand's natural flora and fauna, is highly motivated, has some previous practical wildlife experience, good all round technical skill - including navigation and backcountry skills, and importantly loves living in a remote and beautiful place. 

As a Ranger you will be actively working across a range of different projects including:

  • Kiwi, including Rowi and Haast Tokoeka
  • Maintenance of sanctuary huts and tracks
  • Working with local Iwi and community groups
  • Threatened species management, including marine mammals
  • Plant and pest management


Your day to day work may take you across the district, and to other parts of the South Island, carrying out biodiversity work programmes on and off public conservation land in accordance with work plans.


The successful applicant will have:

  • the ability to work well in a small team  
  • proven back country experience, working/travelling alone off tracks in mountainous and forested terrain
  • a very high level of physical fitness
  • good computer and data management skills
  • able to overnight in the field when required
  • be keen and quick to learn
  • a current Class 1 driver's licence


Ideally you will also have a current first aid certificate and wild animal handling experience.


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 more information please contact Guinny Coleman, gcoleman@doc.govt.nz, 027 203 2617, quoting vacancy 400/6611.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 August 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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