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Advisor HS Compliance

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 Advisors Hazardous Substances Compliance It s a great time to join us and help make a difference in shaping the future of chemical management in New Zealand. 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. The EPA is carrying out new functions in the monitoring and enforcement of hazardous substances compliance. We are looking for two Advisors to help the team set up and deliver these functions by delivering front line compliance activities. We are seeking self-starters who are passionate about New Zealand, its people and the environment, and who are keen to make a difference working in a central government regulatory agency. What we are looking for We d like to hear from people who have skills in environmental or quality management auditing or investigating. Ideally this would include delivering, and/or monitoring compliance or quality systems. Inspection, survey or investigation experience in a related sector would also be considered. As an Adviosr you will be carrying out front line regulatory work for hazardous substances. This will involve planning and delivering monitoring activities and effective use of information gathered through these monitoring activities. By using the information gathered you will identify and reduce areas of risk in New Zealand s importation, use and manufacture of hazardous substances. This is done through auditing, inspection, investigation, and analysis of information. You will be required to liaise with other regulators, and deliver programmes to promote compliance. Your ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with stakeholders is essential. Delievering on our new functions in set-up and early Implementation stages, so your ability to be flexible and adaptable, and to be willing and able to work in a green field s environment is important. Training in hazardous substance compliance will be provided to the successful applicatants. Knowledge and experience required We are looking for a highly-organised individual with: A relevant tertiary qualification (in a technical, industrial, science or environment related field) and/or relevant regulatory experience Accreditation, a qualification, and/or experience in environmental and/or quality management Comprehensive knowledge of how compliance is achieved Excellent communication and relationship building and reporting skills written and oral Previous experience working with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, the Ozone Layer Protection Act, or similar would be an advantage The ability to travel domestically at short notice Eligibility to work and live in New Zealand Due to the nature of the role, it will be important for the successful person to have thee ability to travel at short notice and operate for several days at a time in other locations throughout New Zealand.   What we can offer you These are 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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