Ranger - Search And Rescue, Recreation/Historic, Aoraki/Mt Cook

Ranger - Search And Rescue, Recreation/Historic, Aoraki/Mt Cook

Department Of Conservation

Ranger - Search And Rescue, Recreation/Historic, Aoraki/Mt Cook

Details of the offer

Job Specification

An opportunity exists for a mountain professional to join the Department of Conservation Aoraki / Mount Cook Alpine Rescue Team in a full time capacity.
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join an established professional mountain rescue team.
This position is full time, year round role based in Aoraki / Mount Cook Village, including covering the summer season from October to March as per the memorandum of understanding between DOC and the New Zealand Police for search and rescue services.
The successful applicant will be required to live in Aoraki / Mount Cook and participate in the seasonal standby and duty officer roster.
This is a unique role and work environment which requires a high level of physical and mental fitness. An ongoing interest in climbing and alpinism is a key quality for the successful applicant
To ensure currency and competency in the alpine environment all staff are required to meet minimum standards in alpine climbing and skiing in order to satisfy the health and safety requirements of the AMCART program.
We are looking for someone with the following skills and attributes;
Essential Skills:
Rock / ice climbing, mountaineering and alpine skiing competency to a high skill level with demonstrated experience and currency in both summer and winter disciplines
Must be able to verify skills/experience with current climbing and skiing logbook
Capable of climbing minimum Aoraki Mount Cook seriousness grade III
Capable of climbing rock grade 16 on traditional protection
Expert alpine skier in steep, glaciated terrain
New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 5) OR recognized overseas equivalent (A3 Pro 1, CAA Operations 1 or similar)
PHEC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care) Medical qualification (or equivalent)
Current full driving licence required
Computer literate using Word, Excel and cloud-based computing products
Specialist skills and experience within one or more of the following areas:
Search and rescue or emergency management
Ability to produce a professional operational avalanche forecast
Management of facilities, amenities, and sites
Visitor information delivery and management
Visitor hazard management systems
Construction and maintenance of sites and assets
Desirable qualifications:
Suitable guiding qualifications – NZMGA Hard Ice / Alpine Trekking / Ski Guide / Climbing Guide / IFMGA or recognized overseas equivalent
Co-ordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) 2 /4 qualifications
New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 6) OR recognized overseas equivalent (A3 Pro 2, CAA Operations 2 or similar)– or able to be completed in an agreed period
Advanced first aid/medical qualification, e.g. EMT (or equivalent)
Advanced risk management / avalanche terrain mapping / emergency management skills or qualifications
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally

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