Detector Dog Trainer at Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland MPI Centre
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Detector Dog Trainer
Based in Auckland
Salary Band: between $73k and $79k depending on skills and experience.
Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)
- Utilise your sound knowledge of dog handling and behaviour
- Outstanding communication skills to support others' learning
- Flexible working opportunities where possible
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
Your primary focus is to provide training and support to ensure all MPI Border Clearance Services Auckland based staff in the detector dog programme are trained to a proficient level and maintain that level to effectively undertake their duties and responsibilities. You will support the Detector Dog Training and Leadership Teams through collaboration, collegiality and open communication providing technical information, instruction and advice to management, CQOs and frontline staff as required by the Detector Dog Leadership Team. You will discuss operational matters with worksite managers where Detector Dogs and their Handlers are deployed. You will ensure dog handlers are aware of animal welfare obligations.
You will provide on job support through mentoring and coaching for Detector Dog Handlers in the operational environment. Starting with the initial training to Detector Dog Handlers joining, or returning to, the programme and then providing ongoing training and support to trainee Detector Dog Handlers.
You will ensure all Detector Dog Handlers are trained, developed and maintained to a proficient level to effectively deploy Detector Dog teams to their assigned areas by developing training methods for individuals based on learning needs analysis.
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
Mōu - About You
You are likely to be a warranted Quarantine Officer (or willing to undergo training to become warranted) with formal adult learning or teaching qualification. You may also have a formal animal behaviour qualification. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of dog handling and behaviour and your knowledge of animal welfare requirements relating to canine. You will have experience in training, handling or deploying detector dogs. It would be desirable if you had experience and understanding in sourcing and assessment of dogs for a Detector Dog Programme and experience in the MPI Detector Dog Programme. This is coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management and planning.
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For internal candidates please ensure your current manager is aware of your application.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The 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 passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.
MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.
If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.
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Applications close: 29 November 2021
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|
|Location:||Auckland MPI Centre|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
|Attachment:||Detector Dog Trainer PD.pdf (PDF, 332KB)
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