Ranger, Biodiversity, (Temporary), Operations Group, Kauri Coast

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Kauri Coast
  • Date Advertised: 17-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/1324I2
  • Job Title: Ranger, Biodiversity, (Temporary), Operations Group, Kauri Coast
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This role is for a fixed term of 2 years.


The work will occur in a range of habitats with high ecological value from the Hokianga through to the north head of the Kaipara Harbour, and will also include highly ranked shrubland and wetland habitats. Tasks will include leading and contributing to the delivery of biodiversity protection and monitoring work, with an emphasis on animal pest control.


The responsibilities will involve:

  • Managing animal pest control programmes throughout the district, using a variety of methods. This will involve managing safely both staff and contractors to deliver effective animal pest control in highly valued ecological areas. A current CSL and knowledge/experience of running pest control operations is highly desirable.
  • Leading monitoring work on a variety of native fauna and flora throughout the district. Experience with monitoring native species such as bats and native bird species like kokako would be desirable.
  • The position involves a mixture of office-based work as well as front and back-country field work so physical fitness, navigation experience and an ability to work outdoors in a range of conditions and habitats is an integral part of this position.
  • This work will require staying out in the field overnight in backcountry huts or tenting situations as part of kokako recovery programme in remote locations.
  • Supporting the emergency response work that the Kauri Coast district is involved in. This will include fire, marine mammal strandings, incidents, and general emergency and native wild-life response tasks.
  • An ability to work efficiently and effectively within a team environment. This will include working within a range of work programmes, including compliance or science advisors, as required.
  • Having good public relations skills, to communicate and build successful relationships with our communities, contractors, community groups, stakeholders and Iwi, Whanau and Hapu to sustain and grow conservation.


You will be committed to achieving quality standards using best practice and have excellent planning and organisational skills. It is desirable that applicants have proficient computer skills, although training in departmental systems will be provided. As a Ranger, Biodiversity you will have a positive, outgoing personality, enjoy working within a close-knit team and ability to learn as well to share knowledge. The successful applicant will show a strong health and safety focus and experience in contract management.


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 at the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role/project description. 

For any queries, please contact Stephen Soole, ssoole@doc.govt.nz, (027) 208 7163, quoting vacancy 400/1324 temp.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 2 March 2020.

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