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Senior Parks Ranger

Invercargill, New Zealand

Reference: 5286431

Do you have a passion for the outdoors, conservation and recreation?

Are you a "hands-on" "can do" type of person?

If you are looking for a new challenge then we have the role for you!

Our parks and recreation team are looking for a Senior Parks Ranger to work in Invercargill's fantastic parks and reserves.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you will not only contribute to the improvement of our region but also make a real-life difference to the community, then apply today.

The Senior Parks Ranger is responsible for championing the protection of the council's parks and reserves and natural environmental areas. This includes working within the team of park ranger's responsible for maintaining standards and service levels of parks performance, general patrolling and maintenance of the parks and reserves.

We require a person to inspect and maintain facilities and tracks, prevent and minimise damage to the environment including pest control, provide visitors with information and assistance during regular patrols, deal with day-to-day queries and see to the general tidiness of our parks and reserves.

While interacting with the public your tact and patience will be invaluable. Educating and engaging the public is another exciting aspect to this role which will bring out your excellent communication skills. When called on, you will provide advice or guidance to members of the team under the direction of the Team Leader.

Experience and a recognised formal qualification in parks/recreation or similar would be an advantage. We also require you to have a full NZ driver's licence.

As our parks are open 7 days a week, this is a full-time role which requires working rotating weekends.

You'll be physically fit with a great work ethic and sound commitment to "getting the job done".

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

The Invercargill City Council is committed to the wellbeing and protection of children, the elderly and vulnerable adults.

As a component of this role involves interaction with one or more of the above groups, as part of the assessment of candidates, we will require police vetting as per the Children's Act 2014. We will also require a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our customers and members of the public.

For more information please see the full job description or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

Please note, all applicants will need to have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

While all applications will be reviewed, only those who meet our criteria will be contacted.

Applications Close: 10 Dec 2020