Ranger, Biodiversity, Operations Group, North Head/Warkworth

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: North Head
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9733I
  • Job Title: Ranger, Biodiversity, Operations Group, North Head/Warkworth
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This is an exciting opportunity for a biodiversity specialist who is a skilled communicator and excellent time manager. We’re looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to work on a range of biodiversity topics. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.

The Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland Mainland is a complex district covering the area from Te Arai to Manukapua in the north, and Mangatawhiri to Waiuku in the south.  The district also manages 5 marine reserves in the Hauraki Gulf and plays a critical role in managing New Zealand’s rarest native breeding bird.


As Ranger, (Biodiversity) for the Tamaki Makaurau Mainland District, work will be focussed across the district covering a diverse range of ecosystems from coastal, and diverse remnants of kauri/podocarp forests, species work and other significant natural areas across the District.  

The successful applicant will be able to condense a large amount of technical information into sound advice substantiated by clear scientific evidence and pragmatic approaches. 


This role will suit an exceptional relationship manager with high importance placed on working with iwi, hapu and whanau.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a good understanding of terrestrial ecosystem as it pertains to an urban environment.


Essential skills include 3 years minimum experience in the field, working with New Zealand’s biodiversity.  Tertiary qualifications are preferred in the conservation field.  Strong communication, relationship agility, competency in using GIS tools, excellent planning and organising skills, ecosystem monitoring experience and a sound understanding of health and safety systems.

The successful appointee to the position will be based in Warkworth or North Head.


You will have responsibilities which may include technical work programmes relating to:

  • threatened species management.
  • ecosystem restoration;
  • animal and plant pest control programmes;
  • health and safety systems and practises


The following skills and experience are essential:

  • ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau & Hapu to grow conservation as kaitiaki on whenua managed as public conservation land.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in the practical management of flora and fauna is essential.
  • relationship management experience
  • project/ contract management experience
  • a natural heritage or conservation management qualification
  • Experience with GIS
  • ability to work and build successful relationships with community, stakeholder, local government to grow and protect Te Taiao through joint partner initiatives.
  • team player whom can work closely with others in a collaborative to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes across the district.
  • Physically fit
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to decipher complex technical work into simple terminology.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office and report writing.


The following skills are preferred:

  • Firearms licence
  • specialist experience/qualifications in freshwater, pest control,  threatened plants and/or species.
  • budget management experience
  • Experience in operating online system software i.e sap, ArcGIS, napalis


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 Olivia Keane on okeane@doc.govt.nz quoting vacancy 400/97133 (Biodiversity Ranger Mainland)

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 February 2020.

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