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Administration and Support Officer

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Palmerston North
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Administration Support Officer role within Immigration New Zealand
  • 2 x Full time permanent positions
  • Located in Palmerston North


About the role.

These roles for the Palmerston North Visa Processing site will see you work as a team providing office administrative support to a management team and broader office environment. Tasks include receiving visitors and contractors, administrative and data entry, coordination of meetings, liaising with building/IT maintenance, word processing, filing, and invoicing; the tasks are variable on a daily basis and will include some simple office tasks to more complex spreadsheet management and running of reports. The successful candidates will likely have moderate to advanced excel spreadsheet skills and display as confident and personable across an office environment. As part of a small team, aspects of your role would backfill office staff and provide seamless service delivery.


Skills and experience required:

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Proven experience in Microsoft office applications, specifically excel spreadsheets and word.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Wide ranging knowledge or interest in general office functions supporting a range of staff.
  • A motivating, engaging and personable attitude.
  • A proactive, can-do approach to safety management with a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion
  • Applicants must hold citizenship or Permanent Residency


About the team:

The Palmerston North Visa Processing branch sits within the Border and Visa Operations Branch and is responsible for the student visa processing services for Immigration NZ. We have a motivated working environment and great teams.  

Why work for us?

Developing our staff is a key focus for MBIE.  We aim to create a culture where staff are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues and to think outside the box.  Being the largest policy shop in NZ, MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on-the-job learning, training courses, conferences and seminars, development programmes, secondments, rotations to other branches and study opportunities.)

About MBIE:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Matt on quoting ref MBIE/1435976 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 20th December 2019.

We have a Holiday shut down period from 5pm Tuesday 24 December and return progressively from the 3rd of January as such you may not hear from us until early 2020 regarding updates and progress in this role.


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