Ranger, (Temporary), (5), Operations Group, Auckland Marine Reserves

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 21-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9730TI1
  • Job Title: Ranger, (Temporary), (5), Operations Group, Auckland Marine Reserves
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We have vacancies for five seasonal staff members:

  • Two Rangers at Goat Island Bay (one full time, five days a week, from 25 November to end of February 2020 and one part time, two days a week, from 25 November to mid February 2020);
  • One Ranger at Long Bay, full time from 25 November to end of February 2020;
  • Two Rangers/Skippers at North Head from 25 November to end of April 2020.


Our marine reserves may host thousands of visitors throughout summer, and we are looking for Rangers to support these busy summer months.

The Rangers will primarily assist the Mainland Marine Ranger to undertake marine reserve advocacy, compliance, other marine biodiversity tasks and support the rec team with maintenance of visitor facilities on site.   


The tasks will include:

  • Welcoming visitors and advocating marine reserves
  • Compliance monitoring – patrolling marine reserves to respond to any illegal activity and responding to outside reports of offending
  • Maintaining tracks and structures and amenity areas
  • Assisting in marine reserve social surveys to the public
  • Assisting with volunteers and visitors
  • Assisting the public when appropriate
  • Coordinating and/or assisting with biodiversity monitoring


We are looking for Rangers to support the permanent marine ranger mostly in advocacy and compliance role and Rangers/Skippers mostly supporting compliance, patrolling and monitoring work across all Auckland’s five marine reserves. 

The successful candidates will have sound practical skills and be good at working with the public in a variety of situations. This includes ability to keep a professional manner in difficult compliance situations.


Summer staff are expected to work weekends and public holidays throughout the summer months.

Basic rental accommodation is available at Long Bay and Goat Island while staff are working at the reserves. The Rangers/Skippers are based at North Head and will need to find their own local accommodation.

 A full drivers’ licence is a requirement, and current first aid certificate would be an advantage.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience in compliance and enforcement
  • Small boat skills and preferably an existing COC
  • Experience dealing with conflict or difficult interpersonal situations
  • Excellent people skills and a positive disposition
  • Some knowledge of the marine environment and marine reserves
  • A current full driver’s licence.
  • The ability to work by yourself and flexible hours.
  • Computer and reporting skills


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 project description. Applicants may indicate in their cover letter whether they have preference for any of these four positions.  

For any queries, please contact Art Polkanov apolkanov@doc.govt.nz 027 2637703 quoting vacancy 400/9730T.  

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 29 October 2019.  Interviews will be held shortly after.

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