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Casing Advisor

Employer:
Ministry for Primary Industries
Job Category:
Customer services
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Region:
Wellington City
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Posted Date:
12-Oct-2018
Closing Date:
26-Oct-2018
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Casing Advisor - M.bovis.docx (Word, 117KB)
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Job Description

Casing Advisor – 2 Year Fixed Term

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk, the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume, and our natural resources are sustainable!

In July 2017, the bacterial infection Mycoplasma Bovis was found in cattle in the Oamaru area of the South Island. With the support of farmers, industry bodies and local communities, MPI is working hard to locate the disease, contain it and eradicate it from New Zealand. 

We have established a new directorate specifically to support M.bovis eradication. The purpose of the directorate is to sustain the intensity of work over a longer term, and allow the response to transition to a core service delivery model that can be managed in a sustainable way. 

The role of Casing Advisor sits within the Intelligence team who are responsible for applying the intelligence cycle in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information to inform about context, impact and consequences in relation to the M.Bovis response.  

As the Casing Advisor you will be the first point of contact that farmers in the response have with MPI. You will be responsible for clarifying and confirming the various data sourced from NAIT, Agribase and FarmsOnline while collecting additional information pertinent to the response.

Do you have what it takes to be successful in this role?  Can you demonstrate expertise in:

  • Effective customer service skills and knowledge
  • Computer literate with experience working with Microsoft Software.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

 Desirable

  • Understanding of the farming sector
  • Experience in gathering, organising and communicating information

At MPI we are open to requests for flexible working on hiring. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what's possible for the role.

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To arrange a confidential discussion about the role, please contact the M.Bovis recruitment team on MBovis2017_Recruitment@mpi.govt.nz

To apply for this role 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.

The successful applicant must be able to obtain the relevant security clearance. Please visit http://www.mpi.govt.nz/about-mpi/careers/apply/security-clearance for more information.

Applications for this role close on 26 October 2018.

MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.

 

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