Ranger, Heritage and Visitors
Department of Conservation
Twizel, New Zealand
1d ago

Job Specification

Applicant Information Sheet - Ranger, Heritage and Visitors.pdf (PDF, 108KB)

  • We have a rare opportunity in our Operations team based in Twizel / Te Manahuna.
  • If you enjoy the outdoors, have lots of practical skills and want to work as part of a motivated team of people charged with protecting and enhancing our natural environment apply now!
  • Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.

    Our united purpose is Papatūānuku Thrives. Our people live, breathe and feel connected to our kaupapa everyday.

    Based in Twizel, you will contribute to specific projects related to land that has returned to Crown ownership through the tenure review process as well as specific projects surrounding infrastructure for visitors.

    He angitūtanga : About the Role

  • All tasks and functions associated with heritage and visitor structures and maintenance.
  • Deliver scheduled work plans on time and to budget
  • Assist in wider Biodiversity Threats related tasks when required.
  • He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

    You will have a personable manner; you will be a natural leader of people and someone that has good negotiation skills. You will be a self-starter with a natural drive to get things done

    We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has skills and / or experience in :

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in chainsaw use with accompanying qualifications.
  • A current full driver's licence
  • Experience operating 4WD vehicles & LUVs
  • Experience in budget & contractor management
  • You must be able to work independently with nights away in the backcountry.
  • A current first aid certificate, weed control experience, fencing skills & basic carpentry are desirable.
  • The successful applicant must be willing to work outside of typical work hours when the weather allows, particularly during the busy season.

    The role is based in Twizel and requires working remotely with the potential for overnights in backcountry huts. The role is physically demanding so a high level of fitness is required.

    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you

    Along with recently being awarded New Zealand's most attractive employer in the public service, people like working for us because we offer :

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

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