Ranger Supervisor, Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, Warkworth

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Warkworth
  • Date Advertised: 07-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9750I
  • Job Title: Ranger Supervisor, Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, Warkworth
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Are you passionate about the outdoors and sharing your skills and knowledge with others? Is your background in conservation, working with visitor facilities and historic assets?   Does the idea of keeping the standards high on high profile visitor sites, historic sites, front country and backcountry forest environments appeal to you?

If so, the beautiful Tamaki Makaurau is calling you!


The Mainland Operations Manager is looking for an experienced and motivated person to join the Recreation/Historic team based in the Warkworth Office, Auckland. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to work with, and alongside, a small team dedicated to maintaining assets and delivering the annual business plan work in support of its visitor, Recreation & Historic assets for the enjoyment of all who visit and use them in the district.

As Supervisor (Recreation/Historic) your focus is providing support to the Operations Manager through leading the planning, scheduling and allocation of resources for delivery of work plans associated with our Recreation and Historic work across a wide range of assets including tracks, kauri dieback wash stations, campgrounds and structures within the Mainland district.


 You will have leadership responsibilities including both maintenance and capital work programmes relating to:

  • Visitor work at amenity/camp sites, tracks, structures and bridges.
  • Maintenance and upgrade work plans.


The successful applicant will have

  • Skills in coaching, training and supporting staff and the acquisition of technical knowledge.
  • Project/contract management and budget management skills and experience
  • Well-developed relationship management skills
  • Extensive experience in the practical management of recreation and historic assets
  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience and achievements in recreation, building or cultural heritage management
  • Experience in annual work plans and monthly work plans and communicating them to senior rangers along with the team to ensure successful delivery
  • A working knowledge and experience with asset management information systems
  • Experience in operating online system software i.e. AMIS, SAP, DOCGIS, DOC Business Planning Software.
  • Ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau & Hapu to sustain and grow conservation.
  • Ability to work and build successful relationships and partnerships with the community, stakeholders, business and local government.
  • Skills and experience in working collaboratively with others to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes.


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 any queries, please contact Helen Rowlands hrowlands@doc.govt.nz quoting vacancy 400/9741.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 24 February 2020.

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