Ranger, Heritage and Visitors

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    6 months ago
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Masterton
  • Date Advertised: 25-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/05441/1
  • Job Title: Ranger, Heritage and Visitors
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Are you looking for an exciting new role to begin in 2021?

Are you interested in maintaining Heritage and Visitor assets and providing quality visitor experiences? Flying into remote locations with a team to carry out maintenance on backcountry assets?

Would you like to bring your problem solving/project management expertise to work outdoors in a positive and passionate team environment?  

We have a fantastic opportunity available in our Wairarapa based operations team to help us do just that!


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our next Ranger, Heritage and Visitors, you will be responsible for:

  • Project Management
  • Management of facilities, amenities and heritage sites
  • Contractor Management
  • Providing visitor Information
  • Visitor hazard management systems
  • Construction and maintenance of sites and assets
  • Preparation, planting and maintenance of restoration sites
  • Monitoring the delivery of the assigned work plan and reporting progress and relevant issues


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We are looking for a committed team player to join us to work collaboratively with the wider community, local whanau, hapu and iwi to understand and care for what they value most. You will need to bring initiative to solve unexpected issues as they arise and strong communication skills to work effectively with a range of people.


Specialist skills and experience within one or more of the following areas:

  • Project management
  • Visitor information
  • Visitor risk and hazard management systems
  • Construction


  • A current First Aid certificate
  • Building knowledge
  • Able to interpret GIS information
  • Experience in Asset Management Information Systems (AMIS)
  • Confident with Microsoft programmes.


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 offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent development opportunities across the department.

The chance to work outdoors at some of our beautiful visitor sites! 

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. 

For any enquiry, please contact Robbie Shaw at rshaw@doc.govt.nz, quoting reference 400/05441

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 15 February 2021.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.