Kauri Protection Track Ambassadors, (Temporary), (2), Operations Group, Auckland

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 months ago
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 18-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9750TI
  • Job Title: Kauri Protection Track Ambassadors, (Temporary), (2), Operations Group, Auckland
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Te Papa Atawhai is offering an exciting opportunity for two highly motivated and skilled individuals to be at the forefront of kauri protection public engagement and advocacy in Tāmaki Makaurau. 

We are looking for two people to work at Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve Friday – Sunday throughout December, then weekends from January – end of April 2020, including public holidays (excluding Christmas Day).


The primary purpose of the roles is to ensure compliance with the kauri dieback wash stations at the entrances to Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve. Ambassadors will also be expected to welcome visitors to the reserve, explain about the rāhui placed by local Mana Whenua over Goldie Bush and the wider Waitākere Ranges, remind people to stay on the tracks, and share the importance of kauri protection with visitors.

Training will be offered to all ambassadors including Kauri Dieback ambassador induction, conflict resolution training and first aid in the outdoors.


The ideal applicant will have:

  • A demonstrated interest in New Zealand biosecurity and conservation issues
  • A current full drivers license
  • Experience of public engagement and advocacy
  • Good organization skills organised
  • An ability to work alone
  • An interest in kauri dieback and other more general native ecology, flora and fauna


You will be responsible for:

  • Engagement with visitors at track entrances on the use of the kauri dieback wash stations and explanation of why people need to stay on track
  • Providing first-class advocacy and education, focusing on kauri dieback disease and the prevention of its spread
  • Distribution of information leaflets to the public as needed.
  • Taking daily visitor counts
  • Collecting other data, as requested, on track visitors
  • Reporting any issues immediately to the Supervisor including non-compliance
  • Ensuring clean working order of kauri dieback wash stations
  • Reporting in and out with Supervisor or Duty Ranger each day
  • Attending briefing and training sessions 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 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 John Chambers jdchambers@doc.govt.nz Tel: 027 563 7485   

Applications close 5pm on Monday, 25 November 2019.

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