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Senior Ranger, Island Biosecurity, Operations Group, Whangarei | Whangarei

Posted on 07-Oct-2019
Application close date: 29-Oct-2019
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Job reference:
  • Build on your existing expertise in island biosecurity
  • Play a crucial role in the protection of New Zealand's vulnerable pest-free islands
  • Opportunity to live/work in the subtropical Whangarei and Bay of Islands and its peerless offshore islands!


Today there are more pest-free islands than ever before. New Zealand's offshore islands are threatened by invasive pests of all kinds. These islands function as biodiversity banks for New Zealand's vanishing natural heritage. To protect these sanctuaries from harmful pests, DOC is ramping up its island biosecurity programme.  That's where you come in.


The Role

As our next Senior Ranger, Island Biosecurity you will be responsible for improving island biosecurity at both the regional (~80%) and national (~20%) scales. You will be joining a collaborative team composed of three other Senior Rangers, Island Biosecurity and DOC's specialist Technical Advisors. Based in a negotiated location within the northern north island the successful applicant will also be working with the operations teams of the Bay of Islands and Kaitaia offices covering a diverse set of island environments. You will enable excellence in island biosecurity through auditing, training and coaching. This is a chance to make a real difference to protecting our islands through creating strong connections with external associates and brokering improvements to our biosecurity work. 


About You

This appointment requires a strong communicator with the ability to build effective relationships with our stakeholders in island management.  We are looking for excellent planning skills and previous experience in island biosecurity practice. Previous experience with internal auditing principles and practices is desirable.


 Why work for us?

Aside from being the several-times winner of the most-attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we all offer:

  • A supportive and co-operative work environment
  • The opportunity to work with world-leaders in many conservation disciplines
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Louisa Gritt,, 09 4703300 quoting vacancy 400/1480.


Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 29 October 2019.

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


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