Supervisor, Biodiversity, Operations Group, Tongariro

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  • Category: Ranger
  • Location: Tongariro National Park
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/3960I
  • Job Title: Supervisor, Biodiversity, Operations Group, Tongariro
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An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and driven people leader to join our biodiversity team in Tongariro.

Do you want to work in a diverse ecological environment and be challenged by working in an active volcanic landscape?  Are you looking to be wowed by the awesomeness of Aotearoa’s first National Park?  Are you keen to understand and work with tangata whenua across this unique and rich cultural landscape adding value to their unique history? Are you a people leader? Then come and join us in Tongariro National Park as a Biodiversity Supervisor.


The role

The biodiversity supervisor leads a team of biodiversity rangers delivering on the district’s biodiversity work program.  The team works across a diverse range of habitats monitoring and protecting native wildlife, increasing and sustaining habitats by controlling pests, maintaining fences and barriers and controlling weeds. 

Working alongside others is crucial in this role, so you will need to be able to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of people both internally and externally.  There are elements of project and contractor management with a huge emphasis on health, safety and wellbeing.  You are winning when your team are happy and safe and the work is being done.


A bit about you

You will be a natural people leader who is passionate about leading by example and being part of a positive team culture. You will be up for a challenge seeing this as growth and you will be someone who knows people.

We are looking for a strong and practical supervisor who can mentor, coach and support others. Equally, you will need to be out in the field with the team incorporating management by walk about into your style.


Key skills

  • Proven experience in leading/supervising others
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and working with treaty partners
  • Demonstrated experience of achieving successful outcomes across a geographically dispersed team
  • Strong health and safety focus
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Personal attributes including resilience and flexibility, with an ability to work in ambiguity
  • Knowledge or experience in field conservation management would be advantageous
  • Full NZ drivers licence


Along with recently being awarded Aotearoa’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 work that defines us as a nation


Eligibility to work in Aotearoa is essential, 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 CV and supporting cover letter. 

For more information please contact Connie Norgate at or phone 027 5533956 quoting reference 400/39020

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 25 November 2019

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