Ranger, Heritage and Visitorsat Department of Conservation
Department of Conservation
Takaka, NZ
6d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the Role

The Takaka District is need of a Ranger Heritage and Visitor. Supporting two Supervisors in the delivery of fieldwork. The role will focus on the Great Walks programme on the Abel Tasman track our busiest national park, and the Heaphy Track - our longest great walk.

Although the role is expected to be largely field based supporting the other Rangers and Hut Wardens it will also require you to place just as much importance on the delivery of office-based tasks.

He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

If you can turn your hand to most things, you are a practical, problem solver with able to think on your feet and a positive team player, you might be just the ranger we're looking for! Specialist skills and experience in visitor management, construction and maintenance of sites and assets necessary.

You will have experience working in the backcountry. You will most definitely need to be able to demonstrate strong field planning and coordinating skills.

The successful applicant's key requirements :

  • Willingness to contribute to the wider office needs and culture e.g. duty officer, H&S forums, represent the office in a public capacity;
  • Demonstrate skills as a leader and coordinator;
  • Relevant outdoors experience;
  • Computer and technologically savvy including excel spreadsheets and GIS;
  • Strong health and safety values;
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written;
  • A high level of fitness and backcountry experience;
  • The ability to prioritise your own work and that of the delivery team;
  • A genuine interest in the Departments management of our natural and cultural heritage, and an enthusiasm for engaging others in conservation;
  • Full NZ drivers licence. Motorbike Licence (with experience) would be advantageous;
  • Experience and knowledge of chainsaw use would be beneficial.
  • 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 of over ten years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us.

    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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