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Ranger, Operations, Ohakune

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Are you someone who loves the outdoors and is passionate about conservation? This could be the job for you!


We are looking for a Ranger to join our talented team in Ohakune. The ideal candidate will be a responsible and reliable team player, who is not afraid of hard work and getting their hands dirty.


This role will primarily focus on pest and weed control as well as work with threatened flora and fauna. Your day to day work may also include a range of track and facilities maintenance and other conservation work.


Tongariro District is located in a dynamic and diverse natural and cultural environment.  Tongariro National Park Dual World Heritage Area attracts approximately 1 million visitors a year who come to enjoy and appreciate the natural and cultural landscape and the recreation facilities provided.  


The District contains a number of ecological management areas each of which has a range of endangered fauna and flora.  Much of the work to protect these areas is carried out in a co-management framework with local Iwi.


The successful applicant will ideally:

  • Be physically fit and able to work/walk up and down hills in a Back-Country environment
  • Take pride in their work and not mind getting their hands dirty
  • Have sound computer/technology skills
  • Hold a Full Drivers Licence and current First Aid Certificate
  • A Grow Safe/Approved Handlers Certificate preferred
  • Experience in Foliar Browse Index, Pest Operative and Rodent Monitoring
  • Have sound knowledge and experience in Health and Safety in the work place.
  • Experience in Maintenance and Construction of Stock proof fences
  • Experience Managing Staff and or Contractors would be beneficial
  • Passion for and knowledge about the environment and conservation
  • Have excellent communication and relationship skills (particularly with iwi)
  • A knowledge of tikanga maori
  • Links to, or an ability to work with, iwi in the Tongariro District


The successful person will report to the Supervisor Threats based in Ohakune.


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role escription.


For any queries, please contact Bhrent Guy,, telephone 021 908 565, quoting vacancy 400/3511.  


Applications close at 5 pm on Monday, 7 May, 2018

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