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Regulatory Policy Advisor

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Regulatory Policy Advisor - Standards and Regulations

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is a government agency that aims to improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of New Zealanders, through the uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy. We aim to influence the energy decisions of households, businesses, motorists and transport operators through the provision of trusted information and targeted programmes.

The Standards and Regulations team contributes to EECA's work by developing and implementing energy efficiency Regulations, Standards and labelling for products such as appliances and vehicles. We work closely with Australia through the trans-Tasman Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) programme for many of these products.

The primary objective of the position is to provide sound policy and regulatory advice and action which supports the forward MEPS and labelling products work programme agreed between the New Zealand and Australian governments. It will also include ongoing regulatory policy advice to support other product programmes, such as those for vehicles, as required.

You should ideally have five + years of NZ regulatory policy experience which would preferably include the development of policies (initiation through to enactment). You will have excellent policy writing skills, experience in developing Acts or legislative instruments and writing cabinet papers. You will have a firm grasp on the machinery of New Zealand Government with the ability to develop knowledge of and master the machinery of the Council of Australian Governments. Your ability to work in cross government teams will be key to this role.

If this sounds like a role you are interested in learning more about, please read the position description.

Your application for the role should include the following:

  • A cover letter telling us about your interest in the role and highlight your key achievements to date, relevant to the role
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) that outlines your skills, experience and career history relevant to the position you are applying for

Applications must be submitted to before Monday, 23 April 2018.

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