Climate Change Operations Analyst - Field Measurement Approach (FMA) | Wellington City

Climate Change Operations Analyst - Field Measurement Approach (FMA)

Posted on 14-Mar-2017
Application Close Date: 30-Mar-2017
Wellington City
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
Job Reference:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Operations Analyst in our Operations team within the Spatial Forestry and Land Management Directorate.  This role provides operational support for forestry Emission Trading Scheme applications, in particular the forestry Field Measurement Approach (FMA) as applied to Post-1989 Forestry Emissions Trading Scheme Participants and Permanent Forest Sink Initiative (PFSI) covenant holders.


Spatial, Forestry and Land Management is responsible for implementing policy initiatives to support sustainable land management, the use of our forestry resources and New Zealand’s climate change responsibilities. We cover the length of the country - from ancient Kauri forests in Northland to exotic forests in the back blocks of rural Southland.


Key responsibilities for the role include (but are not limited to):-

  • Become a subject matter expert in all aspects of the FMA including issuing sample plots, data collection and submission, data analysis and quality control, and the production of participant specific look up tables. This also includes acquiring a detailed knowledge of the forestry sector regulations, the FMA Standard, the FMA Information Standard, and the FMA Guide; and the associated business processes, data validation rules, and software systems.
  • Contributing to the development and refinement of information/documentation describing FMA operation to ensure efficient and accurate data processing and improvement of business processes.
  • Undertaking data analysis and assist with the continuous improvement of the FMA approach, including implementation of any new carbon accounting approaches.
  • Liaising directly with forestry consultants, forest owners and inventory providers to resolve issues arising from enquiries and processing relating to data collection, submission and validation for the   FMA.
  • Maintaining and enhancing professional relationships with FMA participants, consultants and the forestry sector
  • Providing support to MPl's regional Programmes Implementation Advisers and ETS Compliance Staff relating to those aspects of FMA administration and implementation that involve data collection, submission and validation though training and case support.
  • Providing second-tier (i.e. backup) support for enquiries, requests or data processing matters   referred onwards from MPl's Contact Centre.
  • Providing operational and analytical support for broader ETS operational matters (as time permits)


If this sounds like you and you have the motivation and desire to be successful within a strong team of professionals, then we want to hear from you!!


Please apply online submitting a CV and Cover Letter.


If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Serina Regali for a confidential discussion at


Applications close:  Thursday 30th March 2017 at 5pm


Applicants must be immediately available for interview within New Zealand, hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.

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