Summer Ranger

Date: 31-Jul-2022

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Based at our Western Regional Parks
  • 3-months paid work as a summer park ranger
  • Accomodation provided if needed

 

Providing you with relevant career experience through the summer months at our Western Regional Parks.
 

We are on the lookout for summer rangers to take the lead, protecting and enhancing the environment and natural landscapes of Auckland's Western Regional Parks. From vast forests with magnificent Kauri to the black volcanic sand surf beaches synonymous with Auckland's west coast, the Western Regional Parks encompasses everything that New Zealand is world-renowned for. At the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, you’ll find the wild and beautiful west coast black-sand surf beaches of Whatipu, Karekare, Piha, Te Henga and Muriwai.
 

If your studies would benefit from this experience, a summer with the Auckland Council could be the best summer ever. You'll work with some of Auckland's best minds, supported in a friendly and stimulating environment and gain valuable real-world experience.
 

 He angitūtanga: The opportunity 
 

Auckland’s Regional Parks play a fundamental role in preserving our unique and iconic landscapes across the region. Receiving up to 6 million visits a year, they are home to many rare and threatened ecosystems and native species.
 

This year we are on the hunt for 20 Summer Rangers to join our Regional Parks team for 3 months! We are on the lookout for six summer rangers to take the lead, protecting and enhancing the environment and natural landscapes of Auckland's Western Regional Parks. From vast forests with magnificent Kauri to the black volcanic sand surf beaches synonymous with Auckland's west coast, the Western Regional Parks encompass everything that New Zealand is world-renowned for. The Western Parks include Waitakere Ranges, Muriwai and Te Rau Puriri Regional Parks and are a mix of beaches, farmland, and forest.
 

Our Summer Park Rangers are a key part in facilitating safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation and education experiences while conserving and protecting cultural, natural, and heritage resources.
 

 

He kōrero mōu: About you
 

If your studies would benefit from real-world experience and you are currently studying in the related fields of conservation, environmental management, ecology, cultural and NZ heritage, tourism, landscaping, horticulture, recreation, and agriculture, we want to hear from you!
 

Based at one of our Regional Parks located within the Auckland Region, the rangers will assist with customer service, bylaw control and maintenance of the parks across the network. You will be provided with basic accommodation however you will need to cover your travel expenses.

 

Preference will be given to applicants who have a clean and full NZ driver’s licence, with competent manual driving skills.
 

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
 

These positions will work full-time from 16 November 2022 until 15 February 2023.  It will include working on a roster covering weekends and some public holidays, including the Christmas and New Year period.
 

The regional parks are passionately maintained and cared for by Park Rangers, volunteers, and local communities. Be part of this phenomenal network and legacy of the Regional Parks whilst taking the next step up in your career.
 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a direct contribution to Auckland, whilst gaining on the job experience at one of our Regional Parks. If you are passionate about Auckland and the communities that make it a vibrant place to live, apply now!
 

For a copy of the position description please click here 

 

Applications close Sunday, 21st August 2022


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 strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.