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Ranger, Recreation/Historic, Operations, Masterton

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Are you someone who is passionate about recreation and the protection of New Zealand historic assets?


We have a vacancy for an experienced Ranger in our Recreation and Historic team in Masterton.   As a Ranger, Recreation and Historic you will be heavily focused on carrying out critical conservation work programmes involving:

  • construction and maintenance of sites and assets
  • management and improvement of facilities and amenities
  • provision of visitor information
  • visitor hazard management systems
  • visitor risk management


Your day to day work will take you across the district, carrying out recreation and historic based work programmes on and off public conservation land, according to work plans.


Your skills and experience in field work and asset management will be of great help to others as your role includes supporting and/or overseeing Rangers, community groups and volunteers doing conservation work in the field.


There are also several biodiversity projects within the district that you may be required to work on , these may include but are not limited to; the nationally significant Project Kaka monitoring programme, threatened plant and fresh water species work and animal and plant pest control across the Wairarapa landscape.


Ideally you will have

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Growsafe Certificate
  • Basic chainsaw qualifications
  • Knowledge and/or experience in field delivery work
  • Experience and/or qualifications in working with scrub bars and other field-based equipment
  • 4x4 driving experience
  • Basic Carpentry skills


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 Hayden Barrett,, telephone (027) 7038333, quoting vacancy 400/4446.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 30 April 2018.


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