Veterinary Technical Superviser 2 at Ministry for Primary Industries, Timaru
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
The purpose of this role within Verification Services (VS) is to provide a range of food safety, market access, verification, and certification services to support market access strategies and supporting the New Zealand meat industry.
We have an exciting opportunity for someone who prides themselves in their ability to communicate and educate others.
As the VTS2 you will work with two other fulltime veterinarians.
The role is varied, and you will be expected to do the following
- Communicate well with internal and external stakeholders
- Complete ante mortem inspections and educate others on post-mortem inspection
- Maintain knowledge within the farming communities and be involved in on farm verification!
- Provide certification for animal product exports
- Check regulations are being followed to ensure animal welfare
Silver Fern Farms – Pareora is 25 Kms South of Timaru on state highway 1. Timaru is a large town in the South Canterbury, which has a population of around 29,000. It is within easy reach of Christchurch and Dunedin, which between them offer a wide range of amenities, outdoor activities, and stunning southern countryside.
Mō te peka - About the Branch
Reporting to the Team Manager Establishment Christchurch, the role sits within Verification Services directorate of New Zealand Food Safety. MPI Verification Services (MPI VS) provides a range of food safety and market access verification and certification services to support market access strategies and setting standards.
SSF Pareora is a large multispecies premise (bovine, ovine and cervine) with 2 .5 fulltime veterinarians based at the site. The operator processes dayshift Monday to Friday for most of the year, with a nightshift for approximately 5 months of the year, and Saturday processing as required during the season. The two MVs at the premises work across both shifts and participate in a roster for Saturday work when required. The position would offer ample development opportunities for the successful candidate.
Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience
The successful candidate will:
- Be a Qualified and registered Veterinarian
- Have verbal and written skills, verbal, and analytical reasoning skills
- Demonstrate integrity and trust, ethics and values, resilience, adaptability, and openness
- Have experience persuading and influencing, teamwork, planning and organising
- Have computer literacy – can operate standard and customised software to an acceptable standard e.g. word-processing, excel, internet, email, database, secure sites, electronic certification, residues etc
Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: - Benefits of working at MPI
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Joining VS is a gateway to a wider career path within the Ministry for Primary Industries. This is a great entry point opportunity into a dynamic and forward thinking organisation that wants you to achieve your potential.
- If selected, you'll receive six to eight weeks of full-time technical training prior to being warranted under the relevant legislation.
We have ongoing, on-site based practical training, mentoring and technical support for you in your new role.
- You'll be given the opportunity to further develop technical and management skills with a comprehensive in-service training which includes interpersonal and communication skills, as these are critical aspects in this position.
Salary from this role starts from $83,890 progressing with experience to $104,863 per annum plus benefits. Starting salary will be dependent on the successful applicants' skills and experience. In addition to salary, we offer overtime and shift allowances.
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 under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal.
The closing date is 5th December 2021
If you have any questions about the role, please email Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Category:||Primary industry, trade & manufacturing|
|Attachment:||Veterinary Technical Supervisor 2 Establishment.docx (Word, 361KB)
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