• Would you thrive in an opportunity supporting, coordinating, and managing work projects?
  • Do you want to engage with and help lead a part of a critical conservation effort in the Manipoto District?


We have an exciting full time, 3-year fixed term opportunity to work in our Maniapoto team as a Ranger, Biodiversity based in Pureora.  We are looking for a dedicated and collaborative individual to join our team who feels inspired, day in day out and connected to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

In this role you will carry out planned work across the Biodiversity space in the district, whilst providing guidance and support to others in the team.

This position is largely office based, but also involves substantial field work operation and liaison duties. You will report to the Supervisor where you will be responsible for monitoring and planning the delivery of assigned work projects. You will also complete safety audits, progress reports and raise issues when they arise.

You will be part of the Biodiversity team who are dedicated to protect Pureora Forests vulnerable threatened flora, fauna and habitats. You will often support the team in the field and provide supervision of volunteers and contractors as required.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

You will be someone who is keen to deliver on our conservation goals. Your strong communication skills, both verbal and written and ability to think strategically will be important to support the work of our district. Your experience with engaging with mana whenua or demonstrated willingness to learn and engage will be the key to your success in this role.


In addition, we need someone with:

  • Have knowledge and experience in planning and organising complex projects
  • Be able to maintain positive working relationships across a broad range of people and groups
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills
  • The ability to manage work priorities
  • A strong focus on continuous improvement and the ability to enhance organisational performance
  • The ability to work in true partnership with others across DOC and external stakeholders including local whānau, hapū and iwi
  • Full New Zealand Drivers Licence



  • Cultural competency and/or experience with working with mana whenua is desirable
  • Growsafe (spraying) Certification is preferred
  • Chainsaw Operators Certification is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori is an advantage


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organization. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent opportunities to build your skills and enjoy a satisfying career.

We offer:

  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work