Ranger, Biodiversity, (Project River Recovery), Operations Group, Twizel

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Twizel
  • Date Advertised: 16-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/7449I
  • Job Title: Ranger, Biodiversity, (Project River Recovery), Operations Group, Twizel
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Is your background in conservation, working with native flora and fauna? Are you skilled at field delivery and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others?  Does the idea of working across a diverse, wide open landscape, interlaced with glacial braided rivers appeal to you?  If so, the beautiful Twizel/Te Manahuna District is calling you.


Project River Recovery is looking for an experienced person to join the biodiversity team based in the Twizel/Te Manahuna district. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to become part of a committed and professional biodiversity team, focussed on achieving high quality conservation outcomes.


As a Biodiversity Ranger, your focus across the district will be implementing work plans associated with Project River Recovery.  You will be part of a motivated team with a focus on research and management associated with the protection and enhancement of braided river and wetland habitats, and their associated flora and fauna.


You will have responsibilities relating to:

  • threatened species management
  • ecosystem restoration
  • animal and plant pest control work programmes
  • advocacy for braided rivers and wetlands
  • liaison and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders


The successful applicant will have:

  • a natural heritage or conservation management qualification
  • specialist management experience or qualifications in either threatened plants and/or species
  • relationship management skills
  • project and time management skills
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • experience in operating online system software
  • a strong desire to learn new skills
  • ability to be able to work in some rugged environments
  • an ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau and Hapu to sustain and grow conservation
  • ability to work and build successful relationships and partnerships with the community, stakeholders, business and local government
  • skills and experience in working collaboratively with others to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes


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 Dean Nelson, Senior Ranger Biodiversity, 027 482 4652, quoting vacancy 400/7449. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 30 March 2020.

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