Principal Adviser - Forestry & Land Management | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - Principal Adviser Forestry and Land Managment.pdf (PDF, 168KB)
|Application Close Date:||24-Mar-2019|
- Provide intellectual leadership on regulatory stewardship
- Opportunity to advance forestry and sustainable land management in New Zealand
- Join us at the forefront of the Governments renewed focus on forestry
Establish yourself as a high level trusted adviser in our growing team!
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here.
About the Branch:
Te Uru Rākau is a new branch established within MPI and is leading the Government's renewed focus on forestry. Comprising teams with diverse responsibilities spanning operational oversight through to strategic policy implementation, we provide the focus and direction needed to strengthen and grow the forestry sector in New Zealand.
About the Role:
We are currently looking for a skilled Principal Advisor to join our team and report directly to the Director Forestry and Land Management. You will be a trusted adviser essential to the directorate's regulatory stewardship practice and a member of the Te Uru Rākau leadership team.
As an experienced thought-leader, you will promote innovative ideas to enhance the development and delivery of initiatives to advance forestry and sustainable land management, particularly in regards to the role of carbon forestry to help New Zealand achieve its climate change obligations. You will provide support and coaching to the team and lead cross agency engagement. You will be collaborative in style and have the ability to relate to people at all levels, build relationships and partner with others to achieve results.
Skills and Experience:
Key to your success in this role is your ability to produce written material that is concise, fluent, clearly presented and relevant to the desired audience. Your writing skill will include the ability to support the drafting and review of legislation and regulations.
Your stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills will be top notch and you will be confident dealing with Ministers and leading engagements with Senior Officials and external stakeholders. From the farm to the Houses of Parliament you will be credible and have the ability to work with a variety of people.
You will have experience leading regulatory systems and knowledge of Government processes, including Cabinet and Parliamentary processes.
Ideally, we are looking for someone with knowledge of relevant legislation including The Climate Change Response Act, specifically the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme; the Forests Act 1949; and The Resource Management Act 1991 although this is not essential.
Some travel is expected to deliver in this role.
Security clearance to the level of CONFIDENTIAL is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain this clearance. More information about security clearances can be found at http://www.mpi.govt.nz/about-mpi/careers/apply/security-clearance/
This is an important role, core to the work we do with scope to keep you challenged and stimulated. Our team has a developing work programme and real opportunity to add value across our directorate, the branch, the Ministry and the broader public sector.
If you want to become part of a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities and you want to be part of helping NZ to succeed, then click on our link below!
How to Apply:
To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.
To view the position description and/or apply for the role please submit a cover letter and CV by clicking “APPLY NOW” 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 or contact Haidee.Wynands@mpi.govt.nz.
Applications close Sunday 24 March.