Surveillance Geospatial Analyst | Wellington - Wallaceville
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Surveillance Geospatial Analyst - PD.pdf (PDF, 316KB)
|Application Close Date:||28-May-2023|
Role type: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary range: $82,817 to $96,726 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
The Surveillance Geospatial Analyst will enhance surveillance systems capability by informing and improving data processes, analysing geospatial data, producing geospatial reports, and supporting biosecurity programmes that utilise ESRI products.
Our surveillance systems are a crucial part of our biosecurity surveillance programmes. They help ensure New Zealand's biosecurity is maintained and safeguards our economy.
Some of your core day to day duties will involve the following:
- Improve processes for data provided to systems, including data collection, data submission, data structures, and data standards.
- Enhance systems capability by producing geospatial reports and utilising other geospatial tools as required.
- Support new and existing programmes that utilise ESRI products (ArcGIS platforms) for data analysis.
Mōu - About You
Our ideal candidate will have:
- Tertiary qualification(s) in a field strongly aligned with the use of or management of information and data such as IT, Geospatial, Geography, agricultural, forestry, horticultural, or biological sciences; or demonstrated equivalent relevant experience.
- Experience in spatial analysis and the use of the ESRI suite of software, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online/ArcGIS Enterprise and associated tools and applications.
- Experience working with data in GeoJSON and WKT (Well Known Text) format (how SIMS handles spatial data).
- Experience using the programming language R to write code and create graphical/geographical representations of data.
- Experience in data management, metadata, data standards, and data stewardship/ownership – an understanding of what good data looks like and a desire to ensure data is managed appropriately.
- Experience establishing, nurturing, and managing collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
You do not need to meet all the listed 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
Our Diagnostic and Surveillance Services (DSS) directorate are the guardians of Aotearoa New Zealand's biosecurity. We run a number of targeted and passive biosecurity surveillance programmes at any one time, identifying new pests and diseases that make it past our borders, providing research and analysis on their impact, and supporting eradication where we can. Our surveillance programmes aren't just national – we also work with international partners to monitor biosecurity threats.
One of our greatest assets is our people. We've got a team of highly qualified, passionate science professionals who get to work on projects they're interested in. With employees from over 20 different countries, DSS is one of the most diverse, welcoming spaces in MPI.
Then there's our facilities. We've got the highest post-entry quarantine level plant facility in NZ. Our design-award winning Wallaceville biocontainment laboratory is one of the newest, most advanced biocontainment labs in the world. Opened in 2021, it's the most complex building in New Zealand. All our labs are reference labs, so our team works on complex cases, not standard diagnostic lab activities. We have the best, highest qualified people - critical thinkers solving dynamic problems.
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
- Additional MPI leave days
- Annual Wellness payment
- 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, whānau 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 Ministry for Primary Industries 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 Sunday May 28, 2023.
If you have any questions about the role, please email George.Petherick@mpi.govt.nz.
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