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Business Analyst - New Zealand Space Agency

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Policy & analysis
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a brand new and rapidly evolving area?
  • Do you love developing systems, procedures and processes that work? Is customer experience important to you?
  • Are you experienced in business process mapping and documentation?
  • Do you love influencing and working across agencies to make things happen?
  • Come work in our licensing and permitting function under the Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Act 2017 and support the safe, secure and responsible operation of space activities from New Zealand
  • Work with a great bunch of people in a collegial environment, known for getting things done
  • Permanent opportunity


About us

The New Zealand Space Agency is the lead Government agency for space policy, regulation and business development relating to outer space and high-altitude activities from New Zealand.

We were set up in 2016 within MBIE's Science, Innovation and International branch to enable the development of a New Zealand-based space industry.

Our regulatory practice function manages regulation under the Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Act 2017, and the effective operation of this regime.

The regulatory practice team will work closely with local, national and overseas regulators and with stakeholders and the regulated organisations under the Act to enable safe, responsible and secure activities. As an agile regulator, the team will develop and drive the development of regulatory practice, including procedures, processes, systems and standards in this rapidly evolving sector.

We will be advertising for multiple regulatory policy, international and operational roles across the agency over the coming months, and we also welcome expressions of interest for those opportunities.



This is a newly formed team and you will have the opportunity to help build a high performing team. As Business Analyst, you will report to the Team Leader, Regulatory Practice.

In this role, you will lead the development of our regulatory systems, procedures and processes to deliver robust licence determinations, monitoring and compliance combined with an excellent customer experience. This includes:

  • Develop and maintain operational systems and processes for pre-screening,  processing applications and compliance and monitoring under the Act, for the national register of space objects and for international notifications and reporting
  • Generate and maintain operational documentation on regulatory processes, including: process maps, information flows and operational procedures documentation, templates, forms and notices
  • Develop, communicate and manage systems, policies and procedures for: risk and information management, privacy, security and applicant/stakeholder enquiry management for the NZSA, and as appropriate make recommendations for their improvement
  • Lead engagement with the business experts and users to ensure processes represent activities and meet business requirements
  • Induct new members of the team into systems, policies and procedures
  • Support project planning, tracking and reporting for the agency
  • Provide wider support to the agency's processes and systems as required


Who we're looking for

We are looking for a professional who loves making things happen and working in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. In particular, we value:

  • experience in working in a risk-based regulatory system and familiarity with regulatory processes
  • Highly developed analytical and conceptual thinking ability
  • Experience in and understanding of business process workflows
  • Experience in business process mapping and documentation
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and presentational skills
  • Excellent organisational ability
  • Confident and persuasive personality with a desire to get things done
  • Experience in effective collaboration across agencies to achieve goals


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For more information, download a copy of the position description, or contact Peter van de Merwe on


Applications close 5pm Thursday 28 September 2017.



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