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Principal Advisor Official Correspondence

Employer:
Environmental Protection Authority
Job Category:
Other
City/Town:
Wellington - Wellington
Region:
Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
10-Oct-2019
Closing Date:
24-Oct-2019
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Job Description

Make history with us
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The Environmental Protection Authority, or EPA, is at the forefront of some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand. Our rivers, our mountains, our forests, our wildlife, and the New Zealand way of life, all depend on the decisions we make at the EPA. The impact of these decisions will last for decades, even centuries.

You will collaborate with our expert teams &#8211; from scientists to lawyers, media specialists to cultural advisors &#8211; as we work together toward the vision of An environment protected, enhancing our way of life and the economy.&#160;&#160;

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Principal Advisor OIA (Official Correspondence)

Come join us and help us be the best communicator in town. We&#8217;re looking for someone who thrives in a busy and exciting environment to lead our Official Correspondence team on a day to day basis, and support the whole organisation by providing excellent advice related to parliamentary processes, the Official Information Act, and engagement with the public.&#160; Most importantly, you&#8217;ll be part of an organisation that&#8217;s working hard to make a difference to New Zealand&#8217;s way of life.

This is a permanent role working as part of a diverse team, with opportunities to help shape and continually improve our processes and quality of delivery. Now is an exciting time to be working in the fast paced landscape of an environmental regulator. Our organisation works across issues relating to climate, land, ocean, hazardous substances, and new organisms.

You can expect your work to be dynamic, with input from people across all of the EPA&#8217;s roles and functions. Through your leadership, our processes will be as efficient as possible. You will provide advice and analysis on enquiries, Parliamentary Questions and correspondence, and you will manage the drafting of high quality, timely responses to requests made under the Official Information Act. Your efforts will directly contribute to ensuring the work of the EPA is well understood and that we are a proactive, open, transparent, and trusted regulator.&#160; Not every day is the same.

Naturally resilient and agile, you will be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences to convey the EPA&#8217;s advice effectively. You won't be afraid to challenge the status quo, and will freely share your ideas on how we can improve our processes.


What we&#8217;re looking for

We are looking for someone who has knowledge of the machinery of government and demonstrates a passion for great communications, proactivity, creativity, and excellent interpersonal relations. In leading the official correspondence function on a day to day basis, you will not only make sure that we don&#8217;t drop the ball, but will also inspire others to care passionately about external engagement and tell the EPA story. The successful candidate will be:

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  • Able and willing to bring about sustainable system changes, with excellent attention to detail
  • Performance driven, sensitive to how people and organisations function
  • A first class written and verbal communicator, with considerable influencing skills
  • Committed to high standards of professionalism
  • Demonstrably able to establish and maintain successful working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with others.

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What we can offer you
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This is a permanent position based in our central city offices on Lambton Quay, surrounded by great cafes, shopping and a stone&#8217;s throw from the Waterfront. You&#8217;ll be joining a close-knit and supportive organisation - we are focused and dedicated to our work and the wellbeing of our wh&#257;nau.

The EPA is a great place to work, made up of friendly people with ambitious goals. We value our employees, and take pride in offering a positive working environment, lots of professional development, and supporting work-life balance.

Some of the benefits of working with us include on-site weekly M&#257;ori language lessons and regular Te Ao M&#257;ori workshops, as well as frequent talks on a range of topics from fascinating external speakers. We also have a variety of staff groups, from kai to adventure running, that cater to the diverse interests of our staff. In addition to these great benefits, and as well as challenging and interesting work, we also offer our staff extra leave on top of the standard requirements.


Check out the careers section of our website for more information at epa.govt.nz


Additional information


Please visit our careers portal via our website for a copy of the job description
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For additional information please contact Bree Mackay, Senior HR Business Partner, at bree.mackay@epa.govt.nz&#160;&#160;


Applying for the position
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Click&#160;'Apply for this job' now to complete your application form and provide a copy of your CV and cover letter.

Applications close at 5pm, 24 October. &#160;

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