Ranger, Biodiversity, (Temporary), Operations, Invercargill

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    9 hours ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Invercargill
  • Date Advertised: 23-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8452TE
  • Job Title: Ranger, Biodiversity, (Temporary), Operations, Invercargill
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This is fixed term role for 2 years.


Do you want an interesting and challenging role in conservation?

Do you have a background pest animal control?

Are you keen to do your bit to grow conservation?


We have an opportunity available for a passionate conservation minded professional with great people skills to work in our Biodiversity Team.


As a Ranger, Biodiversity, you will be part of a highly motivated Team with responsibilities for:

  • Organising and leading animal pest control programmes for the District
  • Ecosystem restoration including working within the Departments Battle for Our Birds programme
  • Processing pesticide applications and undertaking audits of pesticide use
  • Promoting conservation, lifting awareness and educating others on the value of conservation and ecosystem services
  • Supporting joint venture projects with businesses, community groups, and iwi
  • Undertake other Biodiversity work across the region as required


The ideal applicant will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, or relevant experience in NZ ecology and experience in pest management
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about conservation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong networker, with positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups
  • Knowledge and experience in planning and organising projects
  • A full Drivers licence is essential.


Your skills and experience in natural heritage work will be vitally important in guiding others on the ground and for teaching, supporting and/or overseeing rangers, contractors, community groups and volunteers doing conservation work


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.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.


For more information please contact Graeme Miller on gmiller@doc.govt.nz , or telephone (03) 2112400, quoting vacancy 400/ 8452T.


Applications close at 5 pm on Monday, 10 December 2018.


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