Ranger, Operations, Invercargill

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Invercargill
  • Date Advertised: 23-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8464E
  • Job Title: Ranger, Operations, Invercargill
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Are you someone who loves the coast with native bush down to the water’s edge? Do you have lots of practical skills and enjoy working with people? If yes then this job is definitely for you.


We have a rare and exciting vacancy in our Operations team based in Invercargill (Waihopai). We need an individual, who is a proven effective team player, is great at communication and has a passion for New Zealand’s flora, fauna and ensuring our visitors are safe and informed while visiting this special part of the country.


As a key member of our small tight knit team, you will help deliver:

  • Timber structure & hut construction in accordance with NZS 3604
  • Track maintenance in accordance with NZS 8630 and campsite and historic site maintenance
  • Working with the local community on all things conservation
  • Supervision of volunteers and temporary staff


The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • A relevant tertiary or trade qualification in carpentry or building
  • A current first aid certificate and full driver’s licence (preference given to W, T, R endorsements)
  • The ability to work well alone or in a diverse and highly productive team
  • The ability to stay away from home when required
  • Strong knowledge and 3-4 years’ experience in relevant field work programmes and facility management including carpentry, use of chainsaws, scrub bars and other motorised plant/equipment
  • Computer literate and experience using GPS and mobile devices


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


For any queries, please contact Keri Tuna, ktuna@doc.govt.nz , phone 0274083420 quoting vacancy 400/8464.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 10 December 2018.


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