Ranger, (Temporary), Operations Group, Tauranga

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    2 months ago
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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Tauranga
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/3130I
  • Job Title: Ranger, (Temporary), Operations Group, Tauranga
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Fixed term role for 12 months.

Are you someone who enjoys hiking on tracks along the coast and in native bush?  Do you have practical skills and enjoy working in the outdoors? If yes then this job is definitely for you.


We have an exciting vacancy in our Recreation and Historic team based in Tauranga. We need an individual, who is a proven effective team player, is great at communicating, and has a passion for all aspects of Conservation in New Zealand.


This role requires practical hands on skills to support dedicated DOC rangers.  A strong level of fitness is required as some days you will be required to carry tools and equipment for several hours in the field.  Due to working in a popular tourist destination, you will be expected to clean toilets and keep sites clean, tidy and free of rubbish.


As a key member of our small tight knit team, you will help deliver recreational and historical opportunities which involves some of the following:

  • Track maintenance, hut maintenance, campground maintenance, historic site maintenance and structure maintenance. 
  • Have knowledge of and undertake pest weed control.
  • Some knowledge of carpentry/timber/building from using a hammer and nail to re-roofing a building.  
  • Assist with chainsaw work, scrub bars and other motorised plant/equipment. Able to use and maintain spades, shovels, grubbers, pruners, secateurs and hand saws.
  • Facility maintenance: regular cleaning/servicing of public toilets, shelter’s, and mowing grounds.
  • Have proven ability and knowledge of health and safety procedures and you are able to openly discuss this on a daily basis.
  • Strong understanding and commitment in working with whanau, hapu and iwi aspirations.
  • Support supervision of volunteers and working with community groups.
  • Able to work in all types of weather.


The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • A full driver’s licence for manual vehicles.
  • The ability to work well alone in isolation or in a diverse and highly productive team to complete work plans.
  • The ability to stay away from home on short notice and camp out in the backcountry.
  • Computer literacy and experience using GPS and mobile devices.
  • A strong level of fitness.
  • A passion for the outdoors.


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

For any queries, please contact Colette Wi, cwi@doc.govt.nz, quoting vacancy number 400/3130

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 February. Interviews will commence late February 2020.

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