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Senior Advisor Regulation

Environmental Protection Authority
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description
EPA is the government agency responsible for regulating activities that affect New Zealand's environment. New Zealand has some unique environments, a unique culture, and a special relationship with tangata whenua (indigenous people). In doing our work we carefully balance social, economic, safety, and environmental factors to protect the way of life New Zealanders want now, and in the future. Our work must be done in a way that: contributes to the efficient, effective and transparent management of New Zealand's environment and natural and physical resources enables New Zealand to meet its international obligations. We have particular responsibilities under the environmental Acts we manage. Our role includes: Administering nationally significant proposals Managing chemicals in New Zealand Regulating activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone Administering the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme Making decisions about New Organisms Public awareness, and; Science leadership Senior Advisor Regulation 18 months fixed term A bit about the role Want to make a difference in protecting and enhancing our way of life and the economy? EPA has launched an ambitious programme to focus our expertise, resources and effort on the things that matter most to the environment. The EPA is an expanding dynamic agency, where you will have a unique opportunity to shape and build a new national RMA compliance function and enhance existing environment systems, policies and processes. A bit about the team The team works across EPA on the full spectrum of policy issues and has regular exposure to the Chair, the Board, the Chief Executive, senior staff and its stakeholders. The team works across the environment systems and with multiple agencies and teams within EPA, such as the Legal, Science and Kaupapa Kura Taiao teams. To help us do this our Regulation team is looking for a Senior Advisor to lead the policy development and operational implementation of emerging environment issues while working closely with the Climate, Land and Oceans Group on marine, resource management and other environmental issues. A bit about you You will have significant experience in policy development and operational implementation. As well as being a great policy professional, you will also have a practical bent. You also need to have passion, be able to work at pace and deliver. You will be working on multiple complex discrete areas and issues. A bit about the EPA We can offer you a role within a team of about 10 people the team sits within the wider Strategic & Regulatory Services Group. Our offices are located in Lambton Quay and while we work hard, we also play hard and offer a various number of staff run social groups and activities like sporting teams or interest groups (lunch club; film club; gardening club). If running on a Monday is your thing, then a group heads out around the hills running up to 8-9km. If you have the skills and experience to do this role well and would like a fixed term agreement for 18 months, then we want to hear from you. You must be eligible to work and live in New Zealand. The successful candidate will be required to undertake and pass criminal records and credit checks. To view the position description refer to our careers section of our website For additional information please contact our HR Team on Click Apply to submit your application now. Closing: 5pm 31 January 2019 Join us to do good for New Zealand doing interesting and varied work.

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