2 x Marine Reserve Ranger Roles

The Department of Conservation (DOC) are excited to announce 2x Ranger, Marine Reserve roles for Akaroa and New Plymouth. These are full time roles working on DOC’s wonderful marine reserves around the country – 50% monitoring and 50% compliance. DOC’s marine reserves provide the highest form of marine protection in Aotearoa. They offer spectacular opportunities for marine life to thrive in the absence of exploitation and development. DOC need your help to protect and monitor the abundant biodiversity of our precious marine reserves.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As Ranger, Marine Reserves you will be responsible for the implementation of the Marine Reserves Compliance Plan and the Marine Reserve Monitoring Plan in the Mahaanui district. You will have defined leadership responsibilities, including the ability to plan and authorise technical work programmes in our marine reserves. Successful implementation of your work programme will depend upon your ability to establish and sustain strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders. You will work in true partnership with local iwi/hapū/whānau to ensure our treaty partners are engaged with and informed about marine reserve health. You will be an advocate for marine reserves.


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

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

The chance to join a large organisation that's still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent training opportunities. If successful, part of your welcoming into the organisation will include invitation to attend our exciting nationwide induction and ongoing training programs to learn more about the department and make valuable connections with new colleagues throughout the country.

As DOC has a strong focus on Health and Safety, this role will also be responsible for leading a safety-first culture across all work sites.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.


Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre  with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. For any enquiry, please contact Craig Alexander at calexander@doc.govt.nz or 027 209 4542, quoting reference 400/7280.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 August 2020