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Ranger, Operations, Hawke’s Bay District-Maungaharuru

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

We have an exciting vacancy in our Hawke's Bay Operations team reporting to the Napier Office, working out of the Maungaharuru/Boundary Stream Mainland Island Base located on the majestic Maungaharuru Range.


As a key member of our small Biodiversity team, your role will involve:

  • Animal pest control
  • Track maintenance
  • Working with tāngata whenua
  • Working with adjoining landowners
  • Supervision of volunteers
  • Maintaining predator proof and farm fences
  • Monitoring pest numbers
  • Monitoring flora and fauna


We are looking for a responsible and reliable team player, who is not afraid of hard work, and who have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience working in isolated backcountry environments
  • A current First Aid certificate
  • Good basic knowledge of conservation
  • Good communication skills and an ability to get on with people
  • A valid driver's licence
  • The ability to work well alone or in a diverse and highly productive team
  • Be able to use word, excel, outlook
  • Experience using GPS and mobile devices
  • Experience and/or qualifications in working with chainsaws, 4WD vehicles and other field-based equipment
  • The ability to engage with tāngata whenua
  • Knowledge of the local area


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 Dan Hurley, , phone 027 552 0406 quoting vacancy 400/4258.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 28 January 2019.


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


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