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Compliance Officer (Fisheries)

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen! MPI also provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume. MPI's services ensure that New Zealand's natural resources are sustainable while enabling the primary sector to innovate and grow the value of its exports. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.


What does a Compliance Officer Fisheries do you ask?


The working life of Compliance Officer Fisheries is varied and interesting! On any given day you may find yourself patrolling the beaches and boat ramps, interacting with the public, inspecting recreational and/or commercial fishing vessels, preparing a file for prosecution, taking part in a surveillance operation, gathering intelligence on fisheries offending, and/or analysing fisheries information. Developing and maintaining relationships with tangata whenua and stakeholder groups who use the fisheries resource is also an important aspect of this role.


What are we looking for to complement our team?


  • An achiever in both an individual and team context
  • The ability to work unsociable hours and in differing environments
  • The ability to communicate with diverse cultures
  • Analytical experience and an enquiring mind-set
  • Have a basic understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its importance in a NZ Fishery context
  • Knowledge of the marine environment and the NZ Fishery framework
  • Competent in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes, and
  • A sense of humour!


This role is challenging and varied….

  • Establish and maintain directed work under the direction of the Chief Compliance Officer (Immediate supervisor) and the Team Manager in order to satisfy identified sector priorities
  • Maintain comprehensive education, monitoring, surveillance and inspection activities across the Fisheries sector
  • Assist in the detection, investigation and prosecution of offending against Fishery legislation.
  • Gather, document, store and analyse information on all fishing and associated sectors
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles, rationale and objectives of all relevant Fishery legislation and the impact of that legislation on all aspects of the Fishery enforcement environment.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and professional working relationships between the Regional Services Group and the wider Ministry and relevant external agencies.



If this role interests you and you feel you have what it takes to be part of our ongoing priority of growing and protecting our country – then please submit your application online with your cover letter and CV outlining your skills and experience relevant to this role and why this role interests you!


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 under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.


If you have any questions please contact Carly Birse – Senior Recruitment Advisor at


Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 27 May 2018.


The Ministry for Primary Industries is a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone's differences are valued and respected. We welcome enquires from everyone and value diversity in the workplace and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements. MPI is an employer of choice. 

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