Park Ranger

Date: 14-Sep-2022

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•     Based at the Ambury Regional Park 
•     Are you passionate about conservation and recreation?
•     The outdoors is your office


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
We are looking for a practical, customer focused individual to join the Southern Regional Parks ranger team. Based at the internationally recognised Ambury Regional Park, a strong focus of this role will be to maintain the Ambury and Mutukaroa (Hamlins Hill) farm livestock operations, along with network wide farming outcomes.


However, as a ranger you will also have opportunity to contribute to a diverse range of projects and programmes including sharing your knowledge and experience with our visitors who come to Ambury Farm to learn about farming and interact with our animals first-hand. 


The regional parks are passionately maintained and cared for by Park Rangers, volunteers and local communities. The successful person in this role will be a strong communicator and have a passion for working with volunteers, community groups and park visitors.


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
You will have experience associated with the care and supervision of livestock and the daily operational tasks associated with farming, and you will have a sound knowledge of animal husbandry and herd health. 


You will be a practical person and be able to carry out repairs or general maintenance. Ideally you will have knowledge and/or qualifications relating to the plant and equipment associated with farming.


While farming experience is highly desirable, an understanding and appreciation of recreation and conservation outcomes are integral to the wider picture of regional parks. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of customer service, take direction, and be a team player. You will have the ability to work with our diverse range of visitors, user groups, stakeholders, volunteers and mana whenua. A “can do,” positive attitude to make things happen, sound practical experience, approachability and self-motivation are all traits that the successful candidate shall possess. 
It is essential that you have a clean full New Zealand drivers’ licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle.


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!
Applications close: 28 September 2022

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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.


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.
Any offer of employment from the Organisation will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.