Park Ranger

Date: 15-Nov-2022

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


•    Work in the stunning Western Regional Parks  
•    The outdoors is your office
•    Flexible and supportive team that encourages work/life harmony

He angitūtanga: The opportunity


We are looking for three Park Rangers to join the team in the stunning Western Regional Parks! 


These roles will be working as part of a team of enthusiastic and dedicated park rangers in locations such as the Waitākere Ranges, Muriwai and Te Rau Puriri Regional Parks.


For all three roles, exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills are sought as working with the customers, local communities, mana whenua, volunteers and colleagues are universal requirements in the Regional Parks ranger service, and critical for the success of our vision of a world class ranger service and future of our regional parks in Tāmaki Makaurau.  


Skills in customer facing environments are highly desired, as are disciplines in recreation, ecological and natural resource management, supporting revegetation works as well as managing both plant and animal pests. Also desirable traits include great practical skills to help build and maintain tracks and structures, farming and\or rural industry skills, park infrastructure\water related problem solving and finally confidence and competence in the use of digital and modern technology,  are all important considerations for all three roles. 


While we work as a team, you will have to feel comfortable working on your own sometimes in some extraordinary locations.

He kōrero mōu: About you


To be successful in this role you’ll have a passion for the natural environment and connecting people with nature. You will be a strong communicator and thrive on being able to plan and prioritise your own workday while still being an integral part of a tight knit team.


We are looking for a team player with a “can do attitude” and flexibility to tackle the diverse nature of the role. In this role you will need to be able to adapt to unexpected priorities when they arise.


Experience in parks, active recreation and/or conservation land management is highly desirable while practical skills and experience with tools and machinery is a must


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


While focusing on our customers, community and stakeholders, this role offers great job variety in a stunning and unique work environment.


You will have opportunity to make a difference in protecting these regional taonga for future generations and contribute to the ongoing development of these spaces to meet the recreational, conservational and intrinsic values for the people of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini 
My success is not mine alone, but the success of many


You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts! Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered.

Tono Mai: Apply Now!


You can find the position description here: 


Applications close: 30 November 2022
Salary: $63-65k; subject to skills and experience


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.


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.


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.