Ranger, (Temporary), Operations, Little Barrier Island
Department of Conservation
Little Barrier Island, New Zealand
12d ago

Do you want to live and work on New Zealand's premier island Nature Reserve?

This opportunity is for a three-year posting on Hauturu / Little Barrier Island, a pest-free island and home to some of New Zealand's most threatened species.

Your main responsibility will be the island weed control programme, including supporting recruitment processes, supervision and reporting.

The programme involves a small team of seasonal staff who grid-search parts of the island for climbing asparagus, as well as helicopter and abseil contracts targeting pampas grass on cliffs and slip faces.

You will be one of two rangers with a full-time presence on the island

Other responsibilities will include engaging with whanau, hapū and iwi with associations to the island, maintenance of tracks and infrastructure, greeting and briefing visitors, and surveillance and biosecurity to prevent pest incursions and illegal landings.

There will also be opportunities to contribute towards work on threatened species.

Te Hauturu-o-Toi is of iconic cultural and spiritual value to Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngati Rehua, Ngati Wai and a number of iwi who also share ancestral ties to it.

The Ngati Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act outlines co-governance arrangements for Te Hauturu o Toi.

The successful applicant will have :

  • Experience working with Whanau, Hapū and Iwi in a post settlement environment
  • Experience in leading a small team in a remote location
  • Good physical fitness for working with the weed team in steep and challenging terrain
  • Boat handling skills and preferably a boating qualification
  • Experience in weed identification and control
  • Strong practical skills
  • Motivation for weed eradication and for keeping Hauturu in the most natural state possible.
  • Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

    For any queries, please contact David Wilson, dwilson doc.govt.nz, VPN 7154 or telephone (09) 425 7195, quoting vacancy 400 / 9834 .

    Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 28 May 2018

    DOC is committed to diversity in its workforce and an inclusive workplace culture.

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