Fishery Officer | Auckland
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Compliance Officer - Fisheries PD 2019-02.docx (Word, 75KB)
|Application Close Date:||22-Feb-2019|
- Based at Auckland Ministry for Primary Industries Centre (AMPIC)
- Covering northern Auckland region
- Permanent full time opportunity
What is a Fishery Officer?
A Fishery Officer is first and foremost an enforcement officer delivering a range of compliance services within their region. The services include activities such as education, inspections, land-based and at-sea patrols, monitoring; intelligence gathering, prosecutions, customary liaison, and analysis – no two days are the same!
The working life of Fishery Officer is varied and interesting. On any given day you may find yourself patrolling the beaches and boat ramps, interacting with the public, inspecting recreational and/or commercial fishing vessels, preparing a file for prosecution, taking part in a surveillance operation, gathering intelligence on fisheries offending, and/or analysing fisheries information. Developing and maintaining relationships with tangata whenua and stakeholder groups who use the fisheries resource is also an important aspect of this role.
What will you need to be a successful Fishery Officer?
- Minimum of NCEA Level 3 Maths and English or similar other qualification or experience which demonstrates sufficient capability in these areas
- You can demonstrate that you are an achiever in both an individual and in a team context
- You have an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its importance in a NZ Fishery context
- Possess basic knowledge of the marine environment and the NZ Fishery framework
- Are able to build and sustain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Competent in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes
- Experience in analytical (especially computer based) work
- The ability to travel and agreement to work non-sociable hours
- Previous experience in a law enforcement role (desirable but not critical)
- A sense of humour
Key Responsibilities will include:
- Provide comprehensive services that achieve optimal levels of compliance.
- Assist in the detection, investigation and prosecution of offending against Fishery legislation.
- Gather, document, store and analyse information on all fishing and associated sectors, using all the systems available in the workplace as appropriate.
- Maintain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles, rationale and objectives of all relevant Fishery legislation and the impact of that legislation on all aspects of the Fishery enforcement environment.
- Develop and maintain effective communication and professional working relationships between the Regional Compliance structures, the wider Ministry and relevant external agencies.
- Support effective communication and working relationships between the Ministry for Primary Industries and tangata whenua.
- Pass and maintain an appropriate level of physical fitness and defensive tactics skills, which will enable the effective execution of the full range of Fishery Officer duties (including at-sea patrols and vessel boarding).
- Continually develop and maintain own performance and competence consistent with the needs of the role and future development.
You will have the opportunity to attend and successfully complete a comprehensive residential training course of up to four weeks. The role is an enforcement role, requiring maturity and resilience but can provide real satisfaction within a supportive and inclusive workforce. Join our team and feel both empowered and supported to make a difference in the sustainability of New Zealand's fisheries sector.
How to Apply:
To apply for this role you must be a NZ Permanent Resident or NZ citizenship.
To view the position description and/or apply for the role please follow the appropriate link or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description. If you have questions around the recruitment process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Friday 22nd February 2019
MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.