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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Palmerston North
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/05343
  • Job Title: Ranger
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Are you passionate about maintaining heritage and visitor assets and providing quality visitor experiences? Would you like enable work with community volunteer groups that help us maintain our hut and track networks?


He angitūtanga: About the Role

This is a crucial operational role and forms part of a close-knit, heritage and visitor team. We manage 56 huts, hundreds of kilometers of tracks and numerous assets within the Manawatu District and Ruahine Forest Park.

You will be focused on supporting the management of our community volunteer programme within the Ruahine Forest Park and the outlying local reserves. This involves developing agreements and working closely with community groups and individuals.

You will also be involved in organising and leading delivery of tasks in the field such as chainsaw clearing or scrub bar cutting tracks, track maintenance, maintaining or servicing huts, maintaining campsite facilities and much more.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

Ideally, we would like someone who can bring the following skills to the team:

  • Experience working with community groups
  • Carpentry/Construction Skills
  • Experience in managing small scale construction projects
  • Contractor Management skills
  • Class 1 or above license with ability to drive a manual
  • Chainsaw skills and qualifications
  • Drive to seek information and learn new systems
  • Ability to work remotely and spend time away. Up to 5-7 Days a month.

If you don’t tick all the requirements above but still feel that your skills and experience would be a reasonably strong fit for the role, we would love to hear from you.  


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

Along with the chance to work for New Zealand’s second most attractive employer, we also offer:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


Children’s Worker Safety Check

Should you be the successful applicant for this position, you will be required to undertake a Children’s Worker Safety Check before you can start the role. This safety check includes NZ Police Vetting and other background checks as deemed necessary as per the Children’s Act 2014.

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 description.

For any queries, please contact Shaun Ruddle on sruddle@doc.govt.nz quoting vacancy 400/05343. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 22 February 2021.

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