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Ranger, (Nursery Reception), Operations Group, Motukarara

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Are you someone who is passionate about the conservation of New Zealand's natural flora and fauna, skilled at Nursery work, and passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge with others?  If yes, then this is the job for you.


As a Ranger, Biodiversity, with DOC's Nursery at Motukarara, you will be joining our talented Biodiversity teams carrying out critical natural heritage conservation work programmes across the country.


Your day to day work will include telephone enquiries, plant sales at reception, data entry, preparing plant orders for collection, maintaining the resource area, stocking and maintenance of the plant sales area, and other general Nursery tasks.


The successful applicant will have:

  • experience in Nursery work will be an advantage
  • an understanding of conservation and how it contributes to New Zealand's future sustainability
  • customer service skills
  • experience in the service industry will be an advantage
  • a good knowledge of NZ native plants will be an advantage
  • the ability to plan and organise work and to meet timeframes
  • an understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • a current driver's licence
  • a good level of physical fitness
  • having a current First Aid Certificate will be an advantage


Because of the nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment health questionnaire and undertake a medical examination.  It will also be a requirement that the successful applicant's health be monitored in relation to any hazards encountered on the job.


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 via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description. 

For any queries, please contact Nicky Robb,, or telephone (03) 329 7846, quoting vacancy 400/7213.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 25 November 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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