<< Back to Search Results

Ranger, Biodiversity, Operations, Whanganui

Department of Conservation
Job Category:
Science and Environment
Job Type:
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
File Attachment:
File Links:
Employer Website:

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with well developed, high quality biodiversity management, monitoring and interpersonal skills to join our team of rangers in Whanganui. We are a small, friendly team who are looking for someone who can work well as part of our team and contribute positively to our busy biodiversity programme.


Can you help us to manage the diverse and extensive public conservation lands across the Whanganui District, including the Whanganui National Park?


Our biodiversity team is involved in a wide range of work across the District. We are looking for someone who will be able to support the biodiversity programme and has specialist interest in management of weeds and protection of indigenous flora.


Ideally you will have proven experience with:

  • Weed identification, weed control and weed management experience
  • Biodiversity outcome monitoring skills
  • Biodiversity asset and threat management knowledge
  • Planning and delivery of biodiversity field work
  • Leadership and management of contracts
  • Accurate and timely reporting
  • Supporting community initiatives in conservation
  • Engaging, consulting and liaising with Tangata Whenua
  • Strong relationship and networking skills


You will have experience, demonstrated ability and attributes in following policies and procedures, be accurate and timely with reports, an effective communicator and have a proven ability to meet deadlines.


Being able to fully engage with and collaborate with Tangata Whenua and a range of stakeholders and community groups is also an essential part of this job.


You may be required to work in the back country and outside normal working hours in the remote conditions of the Whanganui National Park and surrounding public conservation lands so a good level of fitness is required. You will also contribute to emergency work including fire control and compliance & enforcement, as required.


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


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 Eddie Te Huia, telephone 06 385 5022, or Jasmine Hessell 063492100 quoting vacancy 400/3814. 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday 26 November 2018


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

Apply To:

<< Back to Search Results