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Fisheries Observer Officer

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

MPI has a permanent opportunity for a Fisheries Observer Officer to assist with planning and co-ordinating the deployment of observers onto fishing vessels within New Zealand's exclusion economic zone.


You're excellent planning, negotiating, writing and verbal communication skills will be in demand, as you interact with internal and external stakeholders including observers, scientists, and industry as well as other government departments. 


Your people management skills will be essential as you brief and debrief observers, ensure the safety of fisheries observer staff when at sea, monitor observer performance, and participate in the recruitment and training of observer staff. You will need to have a good eye for detail when reviewing data and trip reports, a proven ability to multitask, and adapt quickly to a fluid working environment.


To be successful in this role you will ideally have a relevant tertiary qualification or broad relevant technical or operational experience in a service delivery environment, knowledge and passion for fisheries, science and environmental issues. Business administration, contractor management, recruitment and training experience will be beneficial.


If you have the skills and experience and are interested in joining this team then we want to hear from you.


For a more in-depth understanding of the requirements of this role, please view the position description. To apply, please click “APPLY NOW” complete the online questionnaire and submit a relevant cover letter and your current curriculum vitae.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 


If you have any questions please contact Nick Goddard at or telephone 04 894 0749


Applicants must be immediately available for interview within New Zealand and must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.


Applications for this role will not be accepted after Sunday 17 December 2017. If you are successfully shortlisted for interview we will be looking to run interviews on Wednesday 20th December and Thursday 21st December 2017.


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