Target Developer at Ministry for Primary Industries, National
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Job Title: Target Developer
Role type: Permanent
Location: National (preferably Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch)
Salary range: $68,781 to $80,918 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
As a Target Developer you will play a crucial role in protecting the biosecurity of New Zealand by ensuring biosecurity and food safety targeting profiles are accurate and robust for imported cargo. You will create, maintain and monitor MPI targeting profiles in the national biosecurity and food safety targeting system. Target Developers provide recommendations to evaluate and operationalise information and intelligence provided by a wide range of groups across MPI.
This position is in the Intelligence and Targeting Team whose primary role is to provide intelligence reporting to key stakeholders and the wider border sector. This role is part of the wider Intelligence, Targeting and Evaluation Group.
As the successful applicant, you will be able to:
- Evaluate and operationalise information and intelligence received from various groups across MPI.
- Carry out timely testing, deployment, and maintenance of targeting profiles.
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of targeting processes and systems.
- Provide credible specialist advice, both verbal and written, to support projects, improve standards, or identify risks to the business.
- Maintain relationships with MPI and interagency project teams, including with external stakeholders.
Mōu - About You
We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, with an analytical and quality focus to join a small team in an evolving role providing targeting capability for MPI Biosecurity and Food safety.
Our ideal candidate will have:
- A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
- Knowledge of the biosecurity operational environment and biosecurity systems.
- Experience using rule-based applications, computer programming and database reporting.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Proven ability to deliver quality advice, guidance and material on time.
- A strong work ethic coupled with a sense of self-motivation.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong, working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to provide solutions-focused results to problems and challenges in an ambiguous environment.
You do not need to meet all of the role requirements to apply. We offer a breadth of development and learning opportunities and will welcome an application if you think you could make a great fit.
Mō tō mātou Rōpū - About the Team
At Biosecurity New Zealand, our focus is on stopping unwanted pests and diseases at the border, before they get to New Zealand, and eradicating or managing the impact of those already here. With the help of New Zealanders, we ensure our unique environments, and the value of our primary industries are maintained.
We are a small, dedicated team currently based in Auckland and form part of the Intelligence, Targeting and Evaluation Group. We provide an important role in identifying and managing risk at the border and support targeting capability across the wider MPI business groups in Biosecurity and Food Safety New Zealand.
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
- 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
Low level Security Clearance
- New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident, who has resided continuously in New Zealand for at least the last five (5) years.
- 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.
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, whānau 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 Ministry for Primary Industries 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 onWednesday 29th March 2023.
If you have any questions about the role, please email Luke.Farrell@mpi.govt.nz
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Attachment:||Target Developer PD.pdf (PDF, 303KB)
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