Ranger Marine Reserves – Auckland

  • Fixed Term, Seasonal Summer Ranger Marine Reserve positions based in Tamaki Makaurau.
  • Want to be on the water and advocate for our marine reserves?
  • Provide the highest form of marine protection in Aotearoa and work in some truly unique landscapes.


Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive


He angitūtanga | About the role

The Department of Conservation is searching for our next intake of Ranger, Marine Reserves to play their part in the protection and advocacy for our Marine Reserves across Tāmaki Makaurau. Your work will stretch across Auckland area marine reserves with a focus at, Long Bay/Okura Marine Reserve and Cape Rodney/Okakari Point (Goat Island). Other significant marine reserves which you might be involved in you can check out here: Auckland marine reserves (doc.govt.nz)

The role will see your passion for conservation shine and will focus on:

  • Welcoming and advocating marine reserves
  • Compliance monitoring – patrolling marine reserves to ensure compliance
  • Being flexible, work weekends and some public holidays to accommodate marine reserve patrols and advocacy opportunities.
  • Assisting with the public including volunteers, visitors and the public when appropriate


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

This is a rare and exciting position that requires you to be able be accommodating and bring with you a variety of skills and experiences!

If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:

  • Experience working outdoors and eager to be on the water
  • Knowledge working in marine environments (preferably reserves)
  • Managing conflict and maintaining relationships with people from all walks of life
  • Experience with reporting using Microsoft Office
  • Willing to advocate for conservation
  • Have a full driver’s licence


  • Practical boat handling and driving skills
  • First aid certificate


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:

  • Be involved in some truly rewarding work, making a difference in the conservation outcomes of Aotearoa
  • Feel supported! DOC has active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu – Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network


Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit you application online via the DOC Careers Centre with a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

The salary range for this position is $49,192 to $59,978 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.


Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 28 December 2022

For further enquiries, contact Will Newbold on wnewbold@doc.govt.nz or phone 027 267 0355

Job Reference: T400/02130


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.


Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.

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