Summer Rangers, (3), (Temporary), Kawau, Rangitoto/Motutapu Islands, Operations, Auckland Inner Islands | Rangitoto Island

Posted on 08-Oct-2018
Application close date: 22-Oct-2018

These are fixed term roles for 18 weeks


We have vacancies for four seasonal rangers on the islands of Kawau and Rangitoto/Motutapu in the Hauraki Gulf.  These islands may host a thousand visitors on a good day in summer.  Three Summer Rangers will assist the resident island ranger to look after the facilities these visitors need.  One Interpretation Ranger will provide visitor information and assistance on Rangitoto Island.


For Summer Rangers, tasks will include:

  • Maintaining tracks and structures and mowing amenity areas
  • Helping to maintain power, water and sewage systems
  • Collecting campground fees
  • Preventing dogs and illegal fires on the islands
  • Assisting with biosecurity
  • Assisting with volunteers and visitors


For the Interpretation Ranger on Rangitoto, tasks will include:

  • Making short speeches to welcome and inform visitors
  • Advocating for island conservation and biosecurity
  • Providing information about Rangitoto
  • Assisting the public when appropriate


We are looking for one Summer Ranger for each of these three islands, to work closely with the resident ranger on each island.  The successful candidates will have sound practical skills and be good at working with the public in a variety of situations.  Island rangers normally work a 10 days on, 4 days off shift, which includes working most weekends.  Basic accommodation is provided while staff are working on the island.  A full drivers' licence is a requirement, and current first aid certificate and experience and qualifications in working with tractors, mowers and all-terrain vehicles would be an advantage.


Accommodation may not be available for the Interpretation Ranger on Rangitoto, and this ranger will be required to travel to and from the island by ferry each day.


The term of employment will be from December until April 2018. 


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/project description.  Applicants may indicate in their cover letter whether they have preference for any of these four positions.  


For any queries, please contact David Wilson,, or telephone (09) 425 7195, quoting vacancy 400/9840T.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 22 October 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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