Fisheries Observer - Expression of Interest | National
|Attachments:|| FM - Observer Information 2019.pdf (PDF, 314KB)
Position Description Fisheries Observer.pdf (PDF, 555KB)
|Application Close Date:||31-Dec-2020|
Expressions of Interest
- Are you looking for a position that will give you variation, an element of adventure, and the opportunity to be on the frontline with New Zealand's fishing industry?
- Do you have a bit of nous, some up and go and are willing to get your hands dirty (gloves provided)?
- Do you have high integrity, an eye for detail and excellent reporting skills? If so then we want to hear from you……
About Fisheries New Zealand:
Kei te tino whai whakaaro ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ki ā rātau mahinga ika me te taiao moana.
Ko tā Te Tini a Tangaroa, he whakahaere i ngā rawa ika kia tino whai hua ai mō ngā tāngata o Aotearoa.
Mā te mahi me mātau ka hoki koe ki te kāinga i runga i te mōhio i whai kiko ō mahi mō te whakahaere o ngā mahi whakahaere i ngā rawa ika o Aotearoa me te taiao moana whānui kia toitū ai.
New Zealanders care deeply about their fisheries and marine environment.
Fisheries New Zealand works to ensure that fisheries resources are managed in a way that provides the greatest overall benefit to New Zealanders.
Working with us means that every day you'll go home knowing you've made a positive contribution to the sustainable management of New Zealand's valuable fisheries resources and their wider marine environment.
MPI Observers are engaged on an agreement by agreement basis to carry out seagoing observation and data collection duties.
About the Role: Kōrero mō te tūranga
Observers are critical to New Zealand's world leading fisheries management regime. They monitor the environmental impact of fishing activity and record accurate and reliable data relating to vessel catch and processing.
This role is based on casual agreements which may comprise of multiple short duration trips on smaller New Zealand vessels or longer duration trips on larger New Zealand vessels. You will need a high level of flexibility and availability is required to become part of our great team of more than 90 observers.
You must have the ability to collect and compile field data and be able to live and work in a seagoing environment. You will also have high levels of report writing skills, note taking and data collection skills and act as an ambassador for MPI. Seagoing experience and knowledge of New Zealand fisheries are desirable.
Observer positions are based in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, and Dunedin. Applicants do not need to reside in these locations to be able to apply for one of these positions. Observers are required to present themselves at the closest Ministry Office from the locations listed above to where you live to accept each employment agreement offered for Observer duties. New Observers attend a comprehensive three (3) week training course and you should be available to go to sea straight after the training course is complete.
Observer positions are advertised throughout the year and we have multiple intakes please click on the Apply Now button below to register your interest in these positions by adding a CV and cover letter. When roles are advertised we will notify you by email and add you to the current vacancy.
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.
This position is safety sensitive and 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 under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.
Please note this is not a current vacancy and allows you to express your interest in the Observer position and we will notify of when the new Observer positions are being advertised.
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.