Ranger, Fishery, (Fixed Term)
About this role
- Do you love the outdoors and have a passion for fishing? Join the Taupo Trout Fishery team this summer to conduct monitoring and compliance, providing license holders with the best fishing experience
- You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness, emotional intelligence, and literacy skills
- Take advantage of a range of development and training opportunities across the organisation
- Four weeks + three days annual leave per year pro-rata, flexible working options
- Fixed term: November 2022 – May 2023, Location: Turangi
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
He angitūtanga | About the role
Does working across some of Aotearoa's most beautiful landscapes, including Lake Taupo, interest you? Are you keen on all things fishing?
The heart of your role as a Fishery Ranger will be focused on the sustainable management of a world class wild trout recreational fishery. Primarily based in the field, the successful applicant will be in the field for the bulk of their working day, deploying in small teams to conduct all the aspects of providing a quality fishing experience for licence holders. The role demands a large amount of public engagement and fishery compliance work, and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to work in the field with a strong commitment to the department's health and safety culture.
The primary purpose of the role is to:
- Work alongside your team to carry out fishery field delivery, supporting day-to-day operational work plans
- Undertake a range of work, such as vessel operations, angler advocacy & compliance, monitoring and data collection, and Tongariro National Trout Centre (visitor asset management)
- Contribute to delivery of other programmes to assist with the sustainability of, and angler participation in, the Taupo Sports Fishery
- Opportunity for structural work, including refurbishment of fish track assets
In addition, other opportunities are available across the work of the wider department, including fire, biodiversity, and visitor assets, so there will be plenty on offer to keep the role interesting and challenging.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you have the following skills and experience, we are keen to hear from you:
- Strong interest in fishing
- Strong emotional intelligence, able to speak confidently and relate to people when completing surveys and conducting compliance
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, with good report writing and literacy abilities
- Good level of computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Problem solving and analytical skills, with attention to detail accurately record data
- Good level of physical fitness
- Confidence in and around water
- Available for weekend work and to work outside normal hours
- Full New Zealand drivers license
- Boat handling experience, or Boat Masters Certificate, or similar qualification
- Experience using a wide range of machinery such as chainsaws and scrub bars
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options where applicable
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites, visitor centres product discounts, outdoor apparel and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Avenue and more)
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks including Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?
Mō mātou | About us
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.
We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Operations Group is responsible for delivering conservation work on the ground through our biodiversity, recreation/historic, community engagement and visitor centre teams.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre
Salary range: $50,770.00 - $55,208.00 pro-rata, dependant on candidate skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close: at 5 pm Sunday, 27 November 2022
Me he pātai anō | For any enquiry, please contact Aaron Sargent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1667047
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
COVID-19 Vaccination: Some positions that are identified as high risk may still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
|Application close date:||27-Nov-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger .pdf (PDF, 227KB)