Ranger Biodiversity Monitoring (Temporary) (4) Operations Group Palmerston North Invercargill Hokitika
Department of Conservation
Hokitika, New Zealand
1d ago

These are fixed term roles for three (3) years.

If you like working in the backcountry and regularly visiting new locations then this may be the role for you!

Applications are open for Biodiversity Monitoring Ranger vacancies based in Hokitika, Invercargill and Palmerston North.

There are four positions available and it is desired to have a spread across each of the three locations, however location is negotiable with the successful candidates.

These are full time positions, working 40 hours per week with the length of contract being three years.

You will collect biodiversity monitoring data from a wide range of sites and projects with a focus on the national tiered biodiversity monitoring programme.

You will be part of a national team and may have responsibilities that extend beyond the location where you reside.

We are looking for enthusiastic Rangers with the following skills / experience :

  • Proven ability operating in the backcountry, communicating effectively and getting on well with others in a small team
  • Physically fit and able to carry a full pack for three hours off track
  • A range of monitoring experience
  • Able to regularly spend long periods of time (up to 2 weeks) away from home
  • Current full New Zealand Drivers Licence is desirable
  • Specialist skills and experience within one or more of the following areas is desirable :

  • Extensive experience in 20 x 20 plots,
  • Plant identification,
  • Bird identification, preferably 5 minute bird counts
  • Animal pest monitoring, preferably ungulate pellet counts and possum monitoring
  • Put simply, these are all technical monitoring roles that spend a large proportion of time in the field visiting a large number of different sites.

    A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience and achievements in science or natural heritage management are desirable.

    Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

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