Ranger, Operations Group, Dunedin

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Dunedin
  • Date Advertised: 17-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8744I
  • Job Title: Ranger, Operations Group, Dunedin
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  • Summary:

Coastal Otago is a hot-spot of threatened species, special places and a large and generally engaged community, and we need a new Ranger to help bring these all together.

Working with others to conserve freshwater habitats and threatened indigenous fish will be an important part of the role. As well as this, our new B Band Ranger will spend time in the field and office, contributing across our community work programme and to a wide range of our biodiversity work.

Interest and involvement in the full range of our work will be key to their success, as will an appreciation of our partnership with Ngāi Tahu and a desire to see the whole community be involved.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A full driver’s licence;
  • Knowledge or experience of freshwater conservation;
  • A broad knowledge of New Zealand’s conservation issues and practices;
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field, or equivalent experience;
  • Experience and competence in the outdoors;
  • The ability to plan and organise field and office based work;
  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite of programmes, data management and reporting;
  • A can-do attitude and desire to learn;
  • The desire to support others to grow their appreciation of conservation and nature, and to undertake conservation projects;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to tailor their approach to different audiences;
  • Experience with conservation compliance, technology such as GIS and GPS, and 4WD and first aid certification would be an advantage.


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

For any queries, please contact Craig Wilson, cgwilson@doc.govt.nz, or telephone 027 408 3351, quoting vacancy 400/8744.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, March 9 2020.

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