Department of Conservation
Wanaka, New Zealand
3d ago

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Summer Ranger within the Central Otago District team.

Are you the type of person who enjoys working in the outdoors, has great initiative, practical skills and love working and interacting with people?

An exciting opportunity is available to work in the Wanaka / Makarora area focussing on the Gillespie Pass Circuit for a fixed term of 13 weeks.

He angitūtanga : About the Role

As our next Summer Ranger, you will be responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the backcountry huts, hut warden duties, track work and providing cover for other Ranger duties across the district.

He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

  • Previous hut warden experience
  • Able to use weed eaters / scrub bars
  • Previous experience with maintenance of small petrol-driven engines
  • Able to apply practical maintenance skills for hut and track maintenance
  • Experience with volunteers and working with others.
  • Has a current First Aid certificate
  • Has a current Full Driver's Licence
  • Has a knowledge of field delivery work
  • High Level of Physical Fitness
  • Experience in the New Zealand Backcountry
  • Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you?

    A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

    We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

    The chance to join a large organisation that's still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation.

    This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

    Should you be the successful applicant for this position, you will be required to undertake a Children's Worker Safety Check before you can start the role.

    This safety check includes NZ Police Vetting and other background checks as deemed necessary as per the Children's Act 2014.

    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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