Ranger, Operations Group, Manawat&#363

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    5 months ago
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Palmerston North
  • Date Advertised: 21-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/4335I
  • Job Title: Ranger, Operations Group, Manawat&#363
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Kaitiaki, Kanorau Koiora

Are you someone who loves the outdoors and is passionate about managing our environment to help sustain or enhance local biodiversity for the enjoyment of all New Zealanders and visitors alike?


The Manawatū team are looking for a hard-working team player to join their Operations team based in Palmerston North. This position is mostly field based, focusing on controlling animal and plant pests to protect our threatened species and restoration works to improve habitats.  You will also have opportunity to contribute to Recreation and Historic facility maintenance from time to time, including work in the back country of the Ruahine Forest Park. The position will be working across the Manawatū district. This is a fantastic opportunity to join DOC and build an exciting and meaningful career with us.


Ideally you will have some of the following qualifications or attributes:

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Full NZ drivers license
  • Current Growsafe Certificate
  • Current Controlled Substance License
  • Restoration planting experience
  • Off track navigation and GPS skills
  • A practical approach to problem solving
  • Basic chainsaw qualifications
  • Knowledge and/or experience in field delivery work
  • 4×4 and LUV driving experience
  • A desire to live and work in the Manawatū


Why work for us?

Aside from being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we all offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal 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, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC careers centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description. 

For more information please contact Stephen Robson, srobson@doc.govt.nz or telephone +64 27 4462089, quoting vacancy 400/4335.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 11 November 2019.

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