Fisheries Observer - Expression of Interest | National
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Expressions of Interest
Are you looking for a position that will give you variation, an element of adventure, and the opportunity to be on the frontline with New Zealand's fishing industry? Do you have a bit of nous, some up and go and are willing to get your hands dirty (gloves provided)? Do you have high integrity, an eye for detail and excellent reporting skills? If so then we want to hear from you……
MPI Observers are engaged on an agreement by agreement basis to carry out seagoing observation and data collection duties.
Observers are critical to New Zealand's world leading fisheries management regime. They monitor the environmental impact of fishing activity and record accurate and reliable data relating to vessel catch and processing.
Because of the nature of New Zealand's fisheries Observers are engaged on agreements which may comprise of multiple short duration trips on smaller New Zealand vessels or longer duration trips on larger New Zealand vessels. A high level of flexibility and availability is required to become part of our great team of more than 90 observers.
You must have the ability to collect and compile field data and be able to live and work in a seagoing environment. You will also have high levels of report writing skills, note taking and data collection skills and act as an ambassador for MPI. Seagoing experience and knowledge of New Zealand fisheries are desirable.
Observer positions are based in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, and Dunedin. Applicants do not need to reside in these locations to be able to apply for one of these positions. Observers are required to present themselves at the closest Ministry Office from the locations listed above to where you live to accept each employment agreement offered for Observer duties. New Observers attend a comprehensive three (3) week training course and you should be available to go to sea straight after the training course is complete.
Observer positions are advertised throughout the year and we have multiple intakes please click on the Apply Now button below to register your interest in these positions by adding a CV and cover letter. When roles are advertised we will notify you by email and add you to the current vacancy.
Please note this is not a current vacancy and allows you to express your interest in the Observer position and we will notify of when the new Observer positions are being advertised.