Hut Warden, (Fixed Term), (2)

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Stewart Island
  • Date Advertised: 12-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8690T
  • Job Title: Hut Warden, (Fixed Term), (2)
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If you enjoy living and working in the outdoors, meeting new people, have lots of practical skills and don’t mind getting your feet wet then apply now!


He angitūtanga: About the Role

This is a diverse position requiring flexibility to move between different tasks and teams at short notice.  You will be for the first 4 weeks working with the tracks team carrying out track and structure maintenance on Stewart island tracks.  From then on wardening at one of our great walk huts, carrying out compliance, track, facility maintenance  or working alongside our core recreation/historic team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Ranger to join our Recreation/Historic Team in the Rakiura National Park during the 2020/2021 summer season.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning and maintenance of huts and campsites to the highest standard
  • Upgrading of tracks, structures, amenity areas and signs where required
  • Ensuring fee compliance
  • Provide information to Park users


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • An understanding and appreciation of conservation values in New Zealand and an ability to communicate these to a wide range of people
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude – willing to go the extra mile
  • The practical know-how to make something out of nothing
  • Backcountry tramping experience
  • Good knowledge of Fiordland and the Southland/Otago Region
  • Team player who works well under pressure
  • Experience in facilities maintenance is desirable
  • Current First Aid Certificate and valid Driver’s License

This position involves working in the field for extended periods of time.  Applicants must be available to complete the full period of employment from 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021. Start date may vary.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

The chance to join a large organisation that’s still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Should you be the successful applicant for this position, you will be required to undertake a Children’s Worker Safety Check before you can start the role. This safety check includes NZ Police Vetting and other background checks as deemed necessary as per the Children’s Act 2014.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a CV, a cover letter outlining why you would like this position and a completed Field Experience Questionnaire.

Please note that a questionnaire is included as part of the application form and needs to be completed to progress your application.  The collection of this additional information is due to the field component of the position and the responsibility for health and safety.

For more information please contact Andrew King  at or phone 0273220796, quoting vacancy T400/8690

Applications close at 12pm on Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

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