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Ranger, Biodiversity, (Temporary), Operations, Fox Glacier

Department of Conservation
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Fox Glacier
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Job Description

This is a fixed term role for 2 years


We are looking for a person to join our team as a Ranger, focused on “threats” work (weeds, animal pests) at Fox Glacier for two years on a fixed term or secondment.


In this job you will be a senior member of the team that undertakes large scale pest control work, trapping, pest monitoring, conservation law compliance work and other biodiversity work as required.  The Threats team has a large and varied programme of weed control from Lake Ianthe in the north to the Landsborough Valley and Gorge River in the South, which you will be instrumental in delivering.


We want someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about “threats” work and its importance to the conservation of New Zealand's natural flora and fauna.  You will need to be highly motivated, well organised with good computer skills.  South Westland is an awesome place to live and work - in amongst some of the most spectacular country in NZ, so your interests and hobbies will have to be well suited.


The successful applicant will have:

  • the ability to work well alone and in a small team 
  • proven back country experience, working/travelling alone off-track in mountainous and forested terrain
  • very high level of physical fitness
  • keen and quick to learn
  • able to overnight in the field when required
  • a current full Class 1 driver's license.


Ideally you will also have:

  • a current first aid certificate
  • Light Utility Vehicle (LUV) qualifications and experience
  • Growsafe and Approved Handler Agrichemicals
  • Controlled Substances Licence (Pesticides).


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 more information please contact Gary Scott at, telephone (027) 286 8371, quoting vacancy 400/6623. 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 19 of November 2018.


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

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