Ranger, Operations, Whanganui | Whanganui

Posted on 10-Aug-2018
Application close date: 07-Sep-2018
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This is an exciting opportunity for someone with well developed, high quality biodiversity management, monitoring and interpersonal skills to join our team of rangers in Whanganui. We are a small, friendly team who are looking for someone who can work well as part of our team and contribute positively to our busy biodiversity programme.


Can you help us to manage the diverse and extensive public conservation lands across the Whanganui District, including the Whanganui National Park?


Our biodiversity team is involved in a wide range of work across the District. We are looking for someone who has a broad range of biodiversity field skills. This could be suitable for someone as an entry level position to the Department.


The role is a field ranger position, you will be required to work in the back country and at times outside normal working hours in the remote conditions a good level of fitness is required.


Ideally you will have proven knowledge and/or experience with:

  • Biodiversity threats – setting traps, understanding trapping programmes
  • Weed identification and weed control methodology
  • Biodiversity outcome monitoring skills
  • Planning and delivery of biodiversity field work
  • Accurate and timely reporting
  • Engaging, consulting and liaising with Tangata Whenua and working with communities will be useful.


You will also contribute to emergency work including fire control and compliance & enforcement, as required.


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 role description. 


For any queries, please contact Eddie Te Huia, etehuia@doc.govt.nz or telephone 06 385 5022, quoting vacancy 400/3819. 


Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 7 September 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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