Senior Veterinary Advisor Vet + Epi | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Senior Adviser Veterinarian + Epidemiology_Final_Jul_22.docx (Word, 85KB)
|Application Close Date:||28-Aug-2022|
Role: Senior Adviser, Veterinary
Role types: 1: Full-time, permanent
2: Full-time, fixed-term until 31 January 2023
Location: Not location specific
Salary band: $101,945 to $137,925 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
The Disease Control group is responsible for developing the Mycoplasma bovis disease eradication strategy, policies, process and procedures for the delivery, monitoring and reporting on progress towards the end of the de-limiting phase, provisional and final proof of absence of the infectious agent within New Zealand.
The purpose of the Senior Advisor Veterinary role is to provide operational epidemiology expertise in the M. bovis programme at a senior advisor level. A key function is the design and oversight of policy, process and procedures to support and enable the timely, effective and consistent delivery of operational activities.
The Mycoplasma bovis programme is developing a National Pest Management Plan to transition the programme to a Management Agency. This may create opportunities to work on the establishment of a new business unit and help transfer the learnings and experience of the programme. This may lead to opportunities either within the Management Agency or within other parts of business units within MPI.
Mōu - About You
- You will have a Veterinary undergraduate degree, ideally with a post graduate qualification in veterinary epidemiology.
Additionally, you will have:
- Sound working knowledge of the principles of veterinary epidemiology, including measures of disease frequency, sampling methods and diagnostic test performance.
- Working knowledge of the cattle industry
- Data management, integration and analysis skills
- Knowledge of/experience with disease spread modelling
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The purpose of MPI is Growing and Protecting New Zealand. Our ambition is that New Zealand is the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We work to achieve four outcomes: Growth, Sustainability, Protection and Participation. At MPI our values are respect, trust, connect and deliver.
At Biosecurity New Zealand, our focus is on stopping unwanted pests and diseases at the border, before they get to New Zealand, and eradicating or managing the impact of those already here. With the help of New Zealanders, we ensure our unique environments, and the value of our primary industries are maintained.
Ahurea - Culture
An inclusive and diverse workplace means a lot to MPI
He mea nui ki a MPI tētahi wāhi mahi manaaki, kanorau hoki
MPI is committed to making sure all our people represent the people of Aotearoa, and feel a sense of belonging to MPI. That's why we are focussed on improving our cultural capability; recruiting for diversity with a focus on attracting more Māori and Pasifika people into MPI; achieving gender equality for all management tiers and making sure that women are empowered and supported to take up leadership positions; focusing on our flexible work arrangements to enable all MPI people to balance the commitments they have in their lives, ensuring all staff have the ability to take up opportunities available to them; and closing our gender and ethnic pay gaps across MPI.
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- Remote working possible for the right candidate
- Limited on call roster
- Flexible working
- High level autonomy with good support
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Learn from the best! Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
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.
The closing date is 28 August 2022
Please note: if you are applying for an internal secondment, please make sure that your manager is aware and supports your application.
If you have any questions about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.