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Ranger - Southern Regional Parks

Date: 18-Feb-2021

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Deliver world class Ranger service
•    Working across Waitawa, Duder and Omana Regional Parks; a clean NZ driving licence essential
•    Variable Roster so must be available on weekends and public holidays



He angitūtanga: The opportunity

We are looking for a practical, customer focused individual to join the Southern Regional Parks ranger team. The role may undertake a broad scope of duties– this includes the responsibility for enabling safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation experiences, conserving and protecting natural and cultural resources, and supporting the farming operation. The regional parks are passionately maintained and cared for by Park Rangers, volunteers and local communities.

As a Ranger, this role presents you with a fantastic opportunity to support the values that make our organisation and parks world class.


He kōrero mōu: About you

A conservation/environmental, recreation, farm and/or land management qualification(s) is highly desirable along with other appropriate licences to support public safety and environmental protection. 

You will ideally have previous experience in a parks, reserves and recreation environment (3 years +), and be able to demonstrate customer service delivery to a high level. It is essential that you have a clean full New Zealand drivers licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle. You will enjoy working with customers, stakeholders, iwi and volunteers. You will have a 'can do' positive attitude to make things happen, have sound practical experience, be proactive, approachable and motivated.

This role requires working on a 40 hour a week roster system, being available for weekends and public holidays. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

While focusing on our customers and stakeholders, this role offers great job variety in a stunning and unique work environment, with excellent opportunity for personal development and upskilling. Working as part of a competent, passionate team you will deliver a world class Ranger service by facilitating a safe, rewarding experience in our beautiful Regional Parks.

Our regional parks are much loved and treasured by the people of Auckland and visitors alike, receiving up to 6 million visits a year. They represent the iconic landscapes of the Auckland region and are home to many rare and threatened ecosystems and native species. For many of us, they are places that inspire and define us; places where we seek tranquillity and respite in nature, or more active recreation in the bush or on the beach! 

This is your opportunity to secure a sought-after role in an amazing work environment. If this sounds like your next role apply now!

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  

Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

Applications close Thursday, 4 March 2021. To view copy of position description, click the link: http://bit.ly/3ubhNHZ

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.