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Team Leader Reassessments

Environmental Protection Authority
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Science and Environment
Wellington - Wellington
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Ongoing - Full Time
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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 Team Leader We are looking for a team leader to lead our reassessments team in our Hazardous Substances Applications area. A new reassessments programme has been developed, where we screen, assess and evaluate information about chemicals already approved in New Zealand, and provide well-reasoned and expert guidance to decision makers as part of a statutory process considering their reassessment. It s a great time to join us and help make a difference in shaping the future of chemical management in New Zealand as we embark on a number of exciting and future focused initiatives, including a chemical modernisation programme. What we are looking for We d like to hear from people and process leaders who have the ability to lead multidisciplinary work, and manage a schedule of work which relates to complex risk assessment and a variety of stakeholders. Experience working in a fast moving busy regulatory environment would be advantageous, as would an understanding of hazardous substances and chemical regulation more specifically. Specific deliverables will be to lead a team of staff to deliver our reassessments programme, working with internal and external specialists to bring together relevant information for chemicals to be considered and possibly reassessed under the HSNO Act. The team is developing and expanding, you will have the opportunity to contribute to building and developing this important part of EPA. The nature of the work is varied and you will be provided with interesting and challenging opportunities to enhance your career as a regulatory scientist and people leader. We are forming a great team of people who are passionate about regulatory science and being part of a multidisciplinary team, wonderful to work with, and have a sense of fun. We are focused on being a proactive regulator and doing good for New Zealand, while delivering on our customer experience. Our workload is expanding and if you think you d fit right in, then come and help create the change New Zealand needs. Knowledge and experience required We are looking for a highly-organised individual with: * A relevant tertiary qualification (in a technical, industrial, science or environmental related field) and/or relevant regulatory experience * Experienced people leadership * Strong process management and a proven history of successful delivery * Ability to establish, enable, grow the team, with a commitment to continuous learning and improvement * Understanding of risk assessment, management and managing complexity * Sound judgment, common sense and a pragmatic approach * Experience in establishing and maintaining good relationships, internally and externally * To be self-motivated, driven to deliver, able to manage multiple tasks and have strong attention to detail * Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and partner with others to achieve collective deadlines and objectives, and to mannage a multidisciplinary process * Appreciation of customer service being key to our role as a proactive regulator   What we can offer you This is a permanent role, based in our Wellington Office. The EPA values its employees, and takes pride in offering a great working environment, lots of professional development, and in supporting work-life balance. Some of the benefits of working with us include on-site weekly Maori language lessons and regular workshops to develop staff understanding and appreciation of Te Ao Māori, as well as frequent talks from fascinating external speakers. We also have a variety of staff groups, from gardening to adventure running, that cater to the diverse interests of our staff. In addition to these great benefits at work, we also offer our staff extra leave on top of the standard legislative requirements. Check out the careers section of our website for more information at   Additional information Please visit our careers site for more information, a copy of the job description or to apply for this position. For additional information please contact Nicola Hart, HR Business Partner, at      Applying for the position Click ‘Apply for this job’ now to complete your application form, a covering letter, and provide a copy of your CV. You must be eligible to work and live in New Zealand. The successful candidate will be required to undertake and pass criminal record and credit checks Applications close at 5pm, 27 January 2019 Refer to

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