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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Dunedin
  • Date Advertised: 25-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8765
  • Job Title: Ranger
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  • Summary:
  • Are you someone who loves the outdoors, values our freshwater environment, is flexible, practical and enjoys working with people?


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As a Ranger, you will be focused on carrying out fish habitat restoration and riparian enhancement involving mana whenua, volunteers, community groups and landowners.

This role has a focus on the Mata-au/Clutha River and its tributaries, but you can expect to work across the District, carrying out conservation work on a range of species and with a range of people.


Ngā He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We are looking for a responsible and reliable team player, who is not afraid of hard work, and who has the following skills:

  • Sound negotiation skills
  • Volunteer coordination and supervision
  • Contractor supervision
  • Project management
  • Report writing
  • Has a knowledge of fencing requirements
  • Has weed control experience
  • Has a current First Aid certificate
  • Has a current Full Driver’s Licence
  • Experience in other field delivery work would be an advantage
  • A current Approved Handlers Certificate would be an advantage


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

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. 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!

We also offer:

  • Competitive remuneration with allowances
  • An opportunity to contribute to a diverse work programme
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry 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 and the Capability Areas described in the Role Description. 

For any enquiry, please contact Shane Pearce, spearce@doc.govt.nz, quoting vacancy 400/8765.  

Applications close at 5pm Tuesday 9 February 2021.

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