Senior Ranger, Biodiversity, Operations Group, Rotorua

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  • Category: Operational Planning
  • Location: Rotorua
  • Date Advertised: 11-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/3110I
  • Job Title: Senior Ranger, Biodiversity, Operations Group, Rotorua
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Are you passionate about Te Taiao? Is your background in conservation, working with natural flora and fauna? Are you skilled at field delivery and passionate about team work? Does the idea of working across a diverse landscape including geothermal, freshwater and bush environment appeal to you?


The Rotorua team is looking for a highly experienced person to join the biodiversity team.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.


As Senior Ranger, (Biodiversity) work will be focussed on supporting the Operations Manager with the planning and delivery of prioritised conservation mahi, as part of the district leadership team. This includes planning large scale pest control operations, safety planning, and engaging with tangata whenua and the wider community to support conservation aspirations.


You will have defined leadership responsibilities including the ability to plan technical work programmes relating to:

  • Threatened species management.
  • Ecosystem restoration;
  • Animal and plant pest control programmes;


The successful applicant will

  • Be a pragmatic team player who can work closely with others to deliver and achieve conservation outcomes across the district.
  • Have the ability to work and build successful relationships with Iwi, Whanau & Hapu to grow conservation as kaitiaki on whenua managed as public conservation land.
  • Have the ability to work and build successful relationships with community groups, local government and other stakeholders to grow and protect Te Taiao through meaningful joint partner initiatives.
  • Have experience in project/ contract management and management of budgets.
  • Have natural heritage or conservation management experience including practical field management of flora and fauna
  • Be computer literate and able to quickly learn DOC’s internal systems, with training support
  • Be a self-starter with great communication skills, willing to take initiative and prioritise work appropriately


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 Caraline Abbott,, 0272737695, quoting vacancy number 400/3110

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.