Quarantine Officer | Auckland MPI Centre
|Biosecurity Frontline Staff
|Permanent Full Time
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Job Title: Quarantine Officer
Role type: Permanent
Location: Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland)
Starting Salary: $65,407
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
Our Quarantine Officers are highly trained, every-day New Zealanders doing an extraordinary job for their country. We work to ensure that cargo and passengers entering New Zealand are free of biosecurity risk. Officers work on a rotational roster that offers them a breadth of work as they lead New Zealand's biosecurity system at the front line - international airports, ports, mail centres, and cargo facilities.
We are recruiting now for our next cohort of Quarantine Officers to start 6th May 2024.
He aha te mahi e tuku - What the Job Offers
- A programme that mixes both classroom theory and on-the-job training.
- Clear career progression path from Officer to Senior to Chief for those prepared to put in extra effort with development and leadership opportunities to reach these goals.
- Join a high-performing team that is passionate about their job, compelled to protect New Zealand and living MPI's values.
- A great salary with benefits and allowances as you progress.
- The chance to join to diverse and supportive team of officers across New Zealand.
Mōu - About You
- We're looking for passionate, self-motivatedpeople who enjoy a range of tasks, worksites and varied work.
- You will be fit and healthy as you will be standing for periods of time.
- Working indoors and outdoors will appeal to you.
- You will have strong communication skills (oral and written) and ability to create strong relationships with stakeholders.
- You have a high level of computer literacy.
- An interest or qualification in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, botany, or environmental science.
- You may have work experience in a life science or similar industry.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values; 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. A cover letter is essential, your application will not be considered without one.
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
The Border Clearance Services Directorate within the Biosecurity New Zealand branch helps protect New Zealand's natural environment, primary industries and people against exotic pests and diseases. It is accountable for ensuring the delivery of sustainable and effective frontline biosecurity clearance services at the border for imported goods, craft, mail, passengers, crew and transitional facilities.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) partners with New Zealand's food and fibre sector to be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products.
Biosecurity New Zealand is part of the Ministry for Primary Industries and is focused on:
- stopping pests and diseases at the border before they get to New Zealand
- 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.
Biosecurity New Zealand provides the operational focus and direction to ensure Aotearoa has the right resources and people-power to protect our country from biosecurity threats.
New Zealand has a complex and effective biosecurity system to support our unique environment and the relatively few pests and diseases that threaten our economy. New Zealand's biosecurity system has 3 interlocking layers of protection – pre-border, border and post-border. From regulations to inspections and surveillance, our robust system helps prevent new threats from establishing in Aotearoa.
This system involves:
- Trade and bilateral agreements
- International plant and animal health standards
- Risk assessment and import health standards
- Border intervention
- Readiness and response
- Pest and diseases management
Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Annual Wellness payment.
- Bi-annual paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames.
- Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes.
Low level Security Clearance
- is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, who has resided continuously in New Zealand for at least the last five (5) years.
- a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
- click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.
**Only New Zealand Permanent Residents and Citizens can be considered for the position. If you are a New Zealand Permanent resident, please upload a copy of your visa during the application process**.
** You must hold a Full NZ Drivers License**
If you do not meet these requirements your application will not be considered.
Whakamātau Whakapōauau me te Waipiro - Drug and Alcohol Screening
Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site, here
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 Midnight, Sunday 3rd March 2024.
If you have any questions about the role, please email Luke.Farrell@mpi.govt.nz
If you are successful in progressing through to the assessment centre, you will also need to provide a copy of the Ishihara Eye Test at that stage– more information can be found on our website below.
**If successful in application process, you must be able to attend the assessment centre on either 18th, 19th or 20th of March 2024 and if offered the position, you must be able to start on 6th May 2024.
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