Ranger, (3), (Temporary), Operations Group, New Plymouth

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: New Plymouth
  • Date Advertised: 07-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/2500/3/TI
  • Job Title: Ranger, (3), (Temporary), Operations Group, New Plymouth
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This advert is for 3 fixed term roles from March 2020 to July 2022.


Are you someone who is passionate about conservation and enjoys working in the great outdoors?  Do you want to make a difference in protecting New Zealand’s natural heritage? Well then…

We have three Biodiversity Ranger vacancies in the Ngāmotu/New Plymouth Office. Our Biodiversity team is in an almost unique position to provide opportunities in a wide variety of biodiversity work. Biodiversity work in Taranaki focuses on threatened plant management, threatened species protection, pest control (animal and plants) and ecosystem protection. DOC is a partner in Taranaki Mounga, an ambitious 10-year landscape scale ecological restoration project of Mounga Taranaki. The Ngāmotu/New Plymouth office are at the forefront of delivering this project, and as such are pushing the boundaries for tools, techniques and innovation to get the job done.


These three positions will be responsible for delivering the bulk of the fieldwork as required by this project. Your day to day work will take you across the district, carrying out biodiversity-based work programmes on and off public conservation land, according to work plans. There are also several biodiversity projects within the District that you may be required to work on. 


Key functions of these positions include:

  • Installing and maintenance of extensive multi species predator control networks.
  • Monitoring both pest and native species with a wide range of tools.
  • Working with community groups and volunteers to achieve greater biodiversity outcomes.


The ideal applicant will have:

  • Relevant experience in conservation management
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience of field delivery work
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with our treaty partners and other members of the community
  • Drivers Licence
  • Experience with data management and record keeping
  • Physically fit, and comfortable working in back country locations
  • Strong focus on Health and Safety
  • A great team-focused attitude and a willingness to give it a go.


These positions will require you to work in the backcountry away from the Ngāmotu/New Plymouth office, and at times, outside normal office hours.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

If you feel you have the skills to help our project succeed, please apply online at the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.

For any queries, please contact Gareth Hopkins, ghopkins@doc.govt.nz, or telephone (06) 759 0350, quoting vacancy 400/2500/3.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 February 2020.

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