Ranger, Heritage and Visitors

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Te Anau
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8312
  • Job Title: Ranger, Heritage and Visitors
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Are you someone that is looking for an opportunity to work in a dynamic and stunning environment, and would like to put your skills and experience to use, helping deliver a truly diverse work plan for Recreation and Historic assets in the Fiordland district?

We are looking for someone to join our permanent team here in Te Anau to coordinate the development of our ongoing visitor assets work plan. 


He angitūtanga: About the Role

The focus of this position will be working with the team to plan, schedule and monitor the delivery of a wide range of tasks that make up our weekly, monthly and annual work.  This will then form the basis of both our annual and ninety-day planning, and ultimately the work delivered by the team.

This will involve working with the Principal and Senior Rangers, as well as Supervisors and wider team, to help plan and prioritise both ongoing maintenance and upgrade work, as well as dealing with changes and challenges that Fiordland can serve up at short notice.

The position will also work with the field staff and asset planners to ensure work completed is captured and reflected in AMIS though use of our mobile devices. Other responsibilities will include the signage and activity counter programs within the district.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

The successful applicant would ideally have:

  • A solid background in visitor asset management and fieldwork
  • Skills in the use of data loggers and GIS tools
  • Experience in using AMIS and I-Scheduler programs
  • Knowledge of service standards and current visitor asset maintenance methods
  • A strong focus on Health and Safety
  • Ability to use technology, common computer programs and skills in delivering data in a number of different formats, i.e. excel, word, GIS


The role will need to liaise with a range of different people outside the team, including asset planners, inspectors, delivery planners and senior rangers from other teams in the district. Communication and interpersonal skills are important, as well as being able to interpret a range of data and information and translate this into an achievable work plan.


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 in an outstanding part of the South Island
  • 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. 

For any enquiry, please contact Grant Tremain, grtremain@doc.govt.nz, or telephone 027 707 8112, quoting vacancy 400/8312.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 15 February 2021.

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