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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Are you passionate about preserving and maintaining the natural beauty of Hawke's Bay's regional assets? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a commitment to ensuring public safety and enjoyment of our parks, rivers, and pathways? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Our Operations team is seeking a dedicated Ranger to join our dynamic team. As a Ranger, you will play a crucial role in monitoring and reporting on public access to rivers, regional parks, river mouth openings, pathways, and gravel operations across the Hawke's Bay region.

You will be kept busy moving around the region, conducting regular site checks for our public access to rivers, regional parks, and pathways. There is a role to play in ensuring our assets are managed and appropriate maintenance undertaken where required. You will be a vital point of contact for members of the public, providing assistance and information on how to access our assets, appropriate behaviour when in public spaces, and safety protocols. There will be a requirement to participate in an on-call roster, which includes weekends and public holidays, to respond to emergencies and urgent situations.

About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be someone who cares about our region and aims to educate others around how their behaviours impact our environment. As a publicly visible figure for Council, you will demonstrate great interpersonal skills, have an empathetic and understanding approach while confidently ensuring Council policies and regulations are adhered to. You will have skills in conflict resolution and be able to deescalate situations where undesirable behaviours are present.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, pro-active and energetic person with an excellent ‘can do’ attitude. Preferably you will also have:

  • Proven experience in a similar public-facing or enforcement/monitoring role.
  • Good knowledge of using risk/threat assessment framework.
  • An understanding of the issues associated with Hawke’s Bay rivers and drainage networks.
  • An understanding of community development and how to establish confidence in those communities to effectively promote HBRC’s policies or issues.
  • Sound judgement and initiative
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu

The salary range for this role is between $68,040 to $75,600 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 

Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives
  • Strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment.

See a full list of our staff benefits here 

As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We recognise that collaborative and innovative organisations depend on having a workforce made up from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. We're all about excellence, and we encourage open communication – if you need any specific support, just let us know! Our main goal is to empower each person to share their unique talents to contribute to the outcomes for our community. This commitment ensures that our workplace is a dynamic and progressive space where everyone can flourish.

HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 17 March 2024, however we may interview appropriate candidates as applications are received. If you are interested in this position, please do not wait to apply as we may close the ad earlier than advertised.

View the job description here

Please apply through Seek .

If you require any further information please email

23 February 2024

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