Senior Advisor Technical Support at Environmental Protection Authority, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
As New Zealand's environmental regulator, the work we do today, helps shape the future of our tomorrow.
Our purpose | To tātou kaupapa
We are the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), New Zealand’s independent environmental regulator. Our role is important; to help protect our country’s unique way of life by looking out for the health of its environment, its economy and its people.
Our kaupapa is about making the right decisions, based on evidence, mātauranga, and science. We are passionate people working as one EPA to encourage big ideas and bold goals.
What we achieve today helps shape the future of New Zealand for generations to come. We welcome you to join us on our journey to a healthy environment that benefits us all.
Jump in the waka - make history with us.
About our group | Mō te roopu
We regulate activity across the climate, land & ocean environments to enable New Zealand to sustainably utilise its natural resources, protect its environment and meet its international obligations.
We manage applications and decision-making processes and operate the register that allows carbon units to be traded.
We ensure that consents, permissions and obligations are met through out confident application of our compliance and enforcement powers.
We do all of this effectively, efficiently, fairly and transparently, in order to be a trusted independent regulator.
About the role | Mō te tūnga
We are on the hunt for a skilled Senior Technical Advisor Support to be the environmental specialist for our Land & Oceans Applications team.
To be successful in this role you will be a team player who enjoys working with legislations and who can comprehend large amounts of complex information and summarise that information in plain English to a variety of audiences.
You will add value to the team’s overall purpose of efficient and effective support of environmental decision-making on activities under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2021 (EEZ Act) the Resource Management Act 1991 and COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020
Our small team works collegially and collaboratively. Being agile enables us to manage competing priorities while remaining disciplined under pressure given sometimes demanding timeframes. While you might have stronger expertise in a specific area, we encourage working across the various different aspects the team are responsible for delivering - a win win for both the team and the individual as you will develop in areas you are less familiar with.
About you | Mōhou ake
If you have some or all the skills and capabilities below, we would love to hear from you:
- Tertiary qualification in planning, natural sciences, engineering, environmental management, or a general degree with in-depth industry or regulatory experience
- Strong technical background in resource management or environmental risk or impact assessment
- Comfortable working as part of a collaborative team
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly convey summaries and recommendations of complex or highly technical information to colleagues, senior management, decision-makers, and the Minister
- Accurate and systematic and great at working within existing processes and systems
- Experienced and comfortable working to deadlines and with ambiguity
- Working knowledge of offshore industries, regulatory frameworks or mātauranga Māori would be an advantage
What’s in it for you | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou
There are a range of benefits for our people value:
- A genuinely flexible working culture
- Flexible sick leave provisions
- $400 non-taxable payment to eligible employees to enable an at-home flexible working set up
- Supportive and caring colleagues who are focused on making a difference to our slice of paradise in Aotearoa
- Our annual EPA Environment Day, where we get out into the community to support environmental initiatives
- Relocation packages for those moving to NZ from overseas
- A variety of in-house Māori language and tikanga workshops
- Learning opportunities on a variety of topics including an annual Science Symposium
- Active social club and a range of groups and support networks that cater to the diverse backgrounds of our people
- Organisation wide awards to recognise individual and team effort.
Salary range | $77,115 - $115,673 per annum (midpoint $96,394). This is the full salary range. Appointments are made within the range depending on skills and experience.
How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono
Apply directly by completing the online application form and submitting your CV and cover letter.
Please note: your cover letter will form a key part of our assessment process. Please highlight how your experience relates to the requirements for this role and tell us about you, your values and/or whakapapa and motivations for the role.
Applications close | Rā Katinga
Midnight Tuesday 24th May 2022.
The EPA’s top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its employees. EPA’s COVID-19 Response Policy requires all employees who work within our office or interact with the public in the course of their work to be vaccinated. Any offer of employment made will be conditional on the successful candidate providing a current copy of their ‘My Vaccine Pass’ via the onboarding process.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Environmental Protection Authority|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Science and Environment|
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