Animal Welfare Inspector at Ministry for Primary Industries, Dunedin
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Job title: Animal Welfare Inspector
Role type: Permanent Full Time
Salary range: $66,675 to $84,795 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
As an Animal Welfare Inspector, you will be expected to deliver a range of work to ensure animal welfare complaints are managed appropriately and effective compliance and enforcement services are delivered. This includes:
- ensuring investigation processes and procedures are followed
- managing animal welfare complaints in relation to livestock
- responding to and managing animal welfare complaints
- monitoring service providers and licensed establishments for compliance with animal welfare legislative requirements
- preparing prosecution files where serious noncompliance has been identified
- working with other Animal Welfare Inspectors and Investigators
- promoting good animal welfare practices
- building and sustaining positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
The work area will be mostly in Otago and Northern Southland, and you will need to travel (including overnight) when required. We will consider suitable applicants who live in the Otago region as working from home is also an option.
Mōu - About You
The role is an enforcement role, requiring maturity and resilience but can provide real satisfaction within a supportive and inclusive workforce. In this role, you will need:
- proven experience in working with livestock, animal husbandry or veterinary services
- knowledge of farming organisations and external animal welfare agencies
- practical working knowledge of the laws under which investigations and compliance activities operate is desirable including: Animal Welfare Act, NAIT Act, Privacy Act, NZ Bill of Rights Act, Evidence Act, Criminal Disclosure Act, Criminal Procedures Act, Search and Surveillance Act
- relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in animal husbandry
- tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent regulatory, compliance and enforcement experience would be an advantage
- ability to obtain a NZ Firearms license.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) partners with New Zealand's food and fibre sector to be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products.
Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
- Wellness benefit for employees
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss options with you.
Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks
Low level Security Clearance
- most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years, OR
- is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
- click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
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.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whanau and hāpori.
We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua a great place to work for all.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa; your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.
To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. To apply, you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.
Please note that if your application is successful through the first stage of shortlisting, then you will be required to attend an assessment centre, which will be held for one day in December.
If you are successful in being offered one of our fantastic positions, you will be required to undertake two weeks of training in February based in Christchurch.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 4 December 2022.
If you have any questions about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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