Senior Ranger, Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, North Head

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: North Head
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9820I3
  • Job Title: Senior Ranger, Recreation/Historic, Operations Group, North Head
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Rarely does a role like this become available in DOC – even more rarely, located in the heart of Tamaki Makaurau.  With 360 degree views over Rangitoto, the Skytower and the Hauraki Gulf it’s a pretty special place to work.


The Role

The Senior Ranger Rec/Historic is a unique and exciting role that forms part of the district leadership team.  It is responsible for the strategic planning and prioritisation of the recreation and historic work programme for the islands in the Hauraki Gulf. 

There is a large focus on the heritage/historic assets in this role with an abundance of historic buildings (WWII or earlier) 1880’s bunkers, Mansion House and pre-European tunnels across the seven islands.

The key focus is planning and work scheduling as well as managing visitor safety risks and number crunching/budget management.  Lucky enough you will get to off-set the numbers with an element of field work incorporated into this role.  There are seven Islands in the Hauraki Gulf, some are staffed and some not with bookable accommodation on two the islands, it really is an amazing environment to be a part of each day.


A bit about you

As the Senior Ranger, Rec/Historic you ideally have a background in recreation (building or maintenance) but understanding the historic landscapes across Tamaki Makaurau is important. You will have worked effectively with computer-based asset management systems and be able to navigate around an excel spreadsheet. 

We’re looking for a positive, outgoing personality, someone who enjoys working within a close-knit team.  Your ability to think strategically and act operationally will contribute to the successful planning and scheduling of work programmes across the district. You will be confident interacting with people from all walks of life, and the natural ability to switch between tasks effortlessly. There can be times when the workload will be high so you will need to be able to remain calm and focused and work well under pressure.


Key Skills

  • Strong communicator with the ability to interpret, explain and convey complex information
  • Strong project management skills
  • Physically fit
  • Self-aware and agile to adapt as the role requirements evolve
  • Strong health and safety focus
  • A current full driving license


Along with recently being awarded New Zealand’s second most attractive employer (first in the public service!) people like working for us because we 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


If applying internationally you must be eligible to work in New Zealand by either a current work visa or be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter and CV.

For more information please contact Scott Antcliff at or telephone +64 27 273 8902 or Jess Dalbeth or 027 619 9283, quoting reference 400/9820

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 30 March 2020

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