Surveillance Systems Specialist at Ministry for Primary Industries, National
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Role type: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary range: $92,073 - $124,570 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
We're on the hunt for a Surveillance Systems Specialist to work as an end to end developer on our Surveillance Information Management System (SIMS).
SIMS is a crucial part of our biosecurity surveillance programme, and helps ensure New Zealand's biosecurity is maintained, along with safeguarding our economy.
You'll be involved with all facets of the development process – engaging with customers, managing testing requirements, documentation, and deployment concerns, and responding to system incidents as they happen. You'll play a key role in ensuring the system is fit for purpose and easy for customers to use – and it's a dynamic platform, which means you've got plenty of room to play.
If you want a meaningful role where you'll be directly contributing to keeping New Zealand pest-free, this is the one for you!
Mōu - About You
You'll be someone with extensive IT experience and technical skills, and ideally an interest in science, or a passion for biosecurity (or both!)
This is an end to end developer role, so along with the technical knowledge, you'll need to have a knack for building relationships with customers and stakeholders. An ability to work with a variety of people and personalities is key.
Experience using or developing science-based IT applications would be beneficial but is not essential.
Mō tō mātou Rōpū - About the Team
Our Diagnostic and Surveillance Services (DSS) directorate are the guardians of Aotearoa New Zealand's biosecurity. We run a number of targeted and passive biosecurity surveillance programmes at any one time, identifying new pests and diseases that make it past our borders, providing research and analysis on their impact, and supporting eradication where we can. Our surveillance programmes aren't just national – we also work with international partners to monitor biosecurity threats.
One of our greatest assets is our people. We've got a team of highly qualified, passionate science professionals who get to work on projects they're interested in. With employees from over 20 different countries, DSS is one of the most diverse, welcoming spaces in MPI.
Then there's our facilities. We've got the highest post-entry quarantine level plant facility in NZ. Our design-award winning Wallaceville biocontainment laboratory is one of the newest, most advanced biocontainment labs in the world. Opened in 2021, it's the most complex building in New Zealand. All our labs are reference labs, so our team works on complex cases in addition to standard diagnostic lab activities. We have the best, highest qualified people – critical thinkers solving dynamic problems.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
Our role includes seizing export opportunities for our food and fibre sector, improving sector productivity, ensuring the food we produce is safe, increasing sustainable resource use, and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.
Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Additional MPI leave days
- Annual Wellness payment
- Mentoring and coaching programmes
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss these options with you.
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 on 28 March 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|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Category:||IT & computing|
|Attachment:||Surveillance Systems Specialist March 2023.pdf (PDF, 333KB)
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