They seek a highly motivated individual to join their team as a Ranger at the Department of Conservation. As a Ranger, you will manage and protect our natural resources while ensuring visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Job Title: Ranger
Location: Nelson Lakes
Job Type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: 2023-05-17
No of Vacancies: Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
The B band Ranger position is a crucial operational role and forms part of a close-knit team of 6 permanent Heritage and Visitor staff based at St Arnaud. In this role, your day-to-day work will be primarily field-based, where you will be involved in:
- Maintenance and preservation of historic sites and equipment
- Participate in the Health and Safety culture of the field team through JSA and Toolboxes.
- Be involved in Regional Heritage and Visitor work.
- Maintenance of conservation campsites, picnic and car park areas, toilets, and water supplies
- Assisting with the construction and maintenance of structures
- Backcountry track and hut maintenance
- Track construction and maintenance in high-use front country areas involving the use of small machinery, chainsaw, and scrub-cutting equipment
- Operating chainsaws, scrub bars, backpack sprayers, diggers, and other minor earthwork machinery. (Training given, though experience and qualifications will be valued)
- Boating activities on the main lakes, Rotoiti and Rotoroa
- Office work, including data entry, planning, and organizing field trips
Requirements, Skills, and Experience
You will have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude and be a team player. You will enjoy working outdoors and making a hands-on difference in the landscape of our back and front country facilities. Also, you will have practical field skills and be strong enough to take a physical job.
If you have the following skills or attributes, we would love to hear from you:
- A love of the outdoors and a strong practical approach to problems
- A high level of fitness and sound experience/or practical knowledge of working and leading in the backcountry
- Computer and technologically savvy, leading the team’s engagement with technology, especially EAM, and Blueworx, also using GPS and a range of apps on the DOC phone.
- Sound communication skills, oral and written
- A genuine interest in the Department’s management of Aotearoa’s natural and cultural heritage and an enthusiasm for engaging others in conservation
- A full NZ driver’s license (class 1 and 2 desirable)
- Current First Aid Certificate
- Chainsaw competency and experience
- Boat skipper, be willing to undergo training and experience.
- NZQA Fire training and experience, ability to join the district fire team
- Building and construction skills are desirable.
- Proven experience working with and supporting community Conservation Groups
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to contribute to the conservation of the natural environment as a ranger at the Department of Conservation, Apply Here.