Ranger, (4)

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Tongariro National Park
  • Date Advertised: 16-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/39022
  • Job Title: Ranger, (4)
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The Tongariro Operations, Heritage and Visitors team are inviting applications for the role of Ranger in our dedicated team. We have four newly established permanent positions that will work on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing from Spring to Autumn and Whakapapa Village in Winter.  


He angitūtanga: About the Role

This Ranger position is pivotal to our operations team. We need someone who is an effective team player and good communicator, with a passion for the outdoors and enthusiasm for working with others to highlight the Heritage and Visitor opportunities in the region. The role is critical to achieving work in the field.

It will involve:

  • Communicating with visitors and providing advice
  • Cleaning facilities and toilets
  • Track and structure maintenance
  • Compliance and monitoring of public and concessionaires


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience in alpine conditions and backcountry tramping
  • A high level of fitness
  • That “willing to go the extra mile” attitude
  • Experience in the maintenance of tracks, structures and facilities
  • Knowledge of Tongariro National Park and surrounding areas
  • A strong team player
  • A current First Aid certificate and full driver’s license
  • An understanding and appreciation of conservation values in New Zealand and an ability to communicate these to a wide range of people


This position will work on a roster working every second weekend including working public holidays. Work for a large period of the year will start at 5:45am.

A uniform, relevant personal protective is provided.


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

  • The chance to be part of a fantastic and supportive team, working collaboratively to fulfil our role as a regulator, advocate, storyteller and Treaty Partner.
  • 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!
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth.
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance programme and discounted insurance.
  • Free accommodation in our huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts.
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work.


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

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and  cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. 

For any enquiry, please contact Toby O’Hara, tohara@doc.govt.nz, quoting vacancy 400/39019

Applications close at 5pm on 30th, November 2020.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.