Senior Advisor -Biosecurity Response | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| JD senior advisor response group 2023.pdf (PDF, 306KB)
|Application Close Date:||06-Feb-2023|
Role type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Wellington preferred
Salary range: $78,817 – $108,321 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
We are looking for a Senior Adviser, who is passionate about biosecurity, can provide well-reasoned advice from proven experience, and can contribute to, manage and deliver biosecurity responses to achieve agreed response objectives.
In addition to delivering within complex biosecurity responses, you will actively contribute to response readiness, contribute to Response Group work plans, and work collaboratively across boundaries to provide high quality advice on a range of activities, products, and initiatives to improve MPI's response performance.
The Response work programme involves engaging with Treaty partners, other government agencies, key Government Industry Agreement partners, and contracted providers of field services. You will contribute to the realisation of the Readiness and Response strategy, team outcomes, and be involved in work related to continual improvement across the Readiness and Response Services Directorate.
Mōu - About You
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Suitable qualification in a relevant biological science discipline with a graduate qualification in plant pathology, animal health or veterinary medicine being preferred
- Ability to deliver on work priorities
- Ability to work in ambiguous work environments
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to be resilient, adaptable, and effective in high-pressure situations
You do not need to meet all of the role requirements to apply. We offer a breadth of development and learning opportunities and will welcome an application if you think you could make a great fit.
Mō tō mātou Rōpū - About the Team
Readiness and Response Services is a directorate that sits within Biosecurity New Zealand and is responsible for bringing together critical capability to effectively prepare for, and manage responses, and to co-ordinate recovery and long-term management activities, as well as compensation resulting from actions taken to manage biosecurity incursions to those economically impacted. As a directorate we work across biosecurity, food, primary production and trade systems.
The Biosecurity Response Teams deal with incursions of new-to-New Zealand organisms and diseases that could threaten New Zealand's economy, environment, social and cultural values, and human health.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
Our role includes seizing export opportunities for our food and fibre sector, improving sector productivity, ensuring the food we produce is safe, increasing sustainable resource use, and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.
Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Comprehensive MPI Induction Programme
- Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss these options with you.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whanau and hāpori.
We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua a great place to work for all.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa; your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.
To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. To apply, 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.
Applications close at midnight on 6th February 2023.
If you have any questions about the role, please email LynMaree.Watson@mpi.govt.nz
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