Fisheries Observer | National
|Attachments:|| Advert attachment - Observer Information.docx (Word, 70KB)
|Application Close Date:||22-Jul-2018|
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? Can you self-manage? Are you 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 has vacancies for Observers 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 the successful applicants will be 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 100 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.
The vacancies for 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. If you were successful in obtaining an Observer position, you would be required to present yourself at the closest Ministry Office from the locations listed above to where you live to accept each employment agreement offered for Observer duties.
Shortlisted candidates will need to complete a digital interview, further shortlisted candidates will then need to attend a one day assessment centre in Wellington. Dates for the assessment centre are to be confirmed, but you would need to attend one of a possible three dates between August 14th and August 23rd, 2018. Successful applications must be able to attend a comprehensive three (3) week training course starting on 30th September 2018. You will need to undergo a medical assessment, drug and alcohol testing, and you should be available to go to sea straight after the training course is complete.
Only people who hold a current New Zealand work permit or are a New Zealand resident may apply for this position. MPI requests that applicants submit a covering letter in support of their application.
For further information contact the Observer Service Unit on 04 819 4762
Applications close Sunday 22 July 2018
Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process on pre-employment checks
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