Fishery Officer at Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland MPI Centre
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Role type: Full time permanent 2 positions
Salary range $65,000 to $72,000 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
The working life of a Fishery Officer 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.
This role is challenging and varied, and this is what we expect from our frontline staff:
- Work under the direction of your team leader and with experience develop your own work plans and strategies dealing with the issues and priorities in our area.
- Be responsible for the education, monitoring, and inspection activities across the Fisheries sector.
- Interpretate and enforce all relevant fisheries legislation within the fisheries compliance environment.
- Detect, investigate, and take action against breaches of Fisheries legislation.
- Collate, interpret, and monitor commercial fishing related information and electronic data.
- Effectively communicate and develop professional working relationships at all levels of the community and the fishing industry.
Mōu - About You
- An achiever in both an individual and team context
- The ability to work unsociable hours (weekends and during the night) when required and in differing environments. This also includes being on call approximately every 5 weeks to attend to complaints from the public
- The ability to communicate with diverse cultures
- Must be able to operate in confrontational situations
- The ability when necessary to travel away overnight, at times at short notice
- Be available for domestic and international Fishery patrol deployments on Navy, Airforce, or other government assets
- Analytical experience and an enquiring mind-set
- Have a basic understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its importance in a NZ Fisheries context
- Knowledge and interest in the marine environment and the NZ Fisheries framework
- Competent in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of programmes
- Willingness to operate on the water as part of at sea patrols and to learn to operate patrol vessels at an entry level initially.
- Passion, motivation, and drive for the role
Preference will be given to those candidates whose strengths best complement our current Manukau team.
If successfully shortlisted, you will need to be able to attend an assessment centre and interview in Auckland late February and early March. There is also a fitness test the requirements are detailed in the job description.
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
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here
Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Additional MPI leave days
- Ability to purchase extra annual leave
- Annual Wellness payment
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss these options with you.
Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks
Higher level Security Clearance
- most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last ten (10) years, OR
- is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
- click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-checktool.
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
As 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.
Applications close at midnight on 5th Feb 2023
If you have any questions about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Location:||Auckland MPI Centre|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Category:||Science and Environment|
|Attachment:||Compliance Officer (Fisheries) PD (1).pdf (PDF, 240KB)
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