Ranger, Totaranui (0.66 FTE) at Department of Conservation, Takaka
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Are you someone who is passionate about maintaining Heritage and Visitor assets and providing quality visitor experiences?
- Do you enjoy both back country and front country track, hut, campsite, and amenities maintenance?
- Permanent role - 40 hours a week from October to May (0.66 FTE)
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes,
- managing threats and adverse impacts,
- being a voice for conservation,
- connecting people to nature.
He angitūtanga | About the role
The Takaka District needs a Ranger, Heritage and Visitors, supporting the Tōtaranui Supervisor based in Tōtaranui campground to deliver fieldwork and customer service in the northern Abel Tasman National Park.
The Abel Tasman National Park is the busiest National Park in New Zealand and Tōtaranui campground can have up to a thousand campers as well as hundreds of day visitors a day over Summer.
You will work with a team maintaining facilities including campgrounds, water supplies, huts and tracks throughout the northern Abel Tasman National Park ensuring that they are kept to a high standard in accordance with the Department standards.
The role also assists the wider Heritage and Visitors team throughout the Takaka District.
This position is permanent where you'll work 40 hours a week from the beginning of October to the end of May, a 0.66 FTE.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you can turn your hand to most things, you are a practical problem solver, able to think on your feet and a positive team player, you might be just the ranger we're looking for! If you have experience in track work and general maintenance of sites and assets even better. Ideally you will also have experience working and living in remote areas for extended periods of time.
If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:
- experience in commercial cleaning,
- experience with tractor operating/ chainsaws/ scrub cutters/ lawnmowers/ herbicides and other mechanised machinery (training can be given in some of these fields),
- a keen eye for health and safety, both for staff and members of the public,
- pride yourself on great communication skills and a drive to work with the public, and with people from a wide range of backgrounds,
- the initiative to work on your own when needed,
- describe yourself as having a “can do attitude” and willing to go the extra mile,
- a current First Aid certificate,
- a current full driver's license,
- backcountry experience,
- high level of physical fitness.
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Kaitiaki position will form part of an energetic and hardworking team comprised of the Supervisor Heritage and Visitors, 2 permanent Rangers and 7 seasonal staff. The successful applicant will also get the opportunity to work with the wider Heritage and Visitors team and may have opportunities working with the Biodiversity and Community team.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
DOC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to wellbeing and professional development includes:
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – cultural capability development programme,
- Te Kāwai Aho Tapu – internal Māori network,
- career development, secondment, and training opportunities to help you realise your goals,
- study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work,
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance,
- great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $55,278 to $64,578 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Leeza Young, Senior Recruitment Advisor, email@example.com
Taupānga | Job reference: DOC/1746401
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Conservation|
|Category:||Science and Environment|
|Attachment:||Role Description - Ranger.pdf (PDF, 194KB)
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