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Adviser / Senior Adviser Plant Product Imports, Wellington, Ministry For Primary Industries

Published 2022-08-06
Expires 2022-09-06
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Adviser / Senior Adviser Plant Product Imports, Wellington, Ministry For Primary Industries
New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington,
Published August 6, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Adviser / senior adviser plant product imports


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Adviser / Senior Adviser Environmental Health

Role type : Permanent, full-time

Location : Wellington

Salary range : $68,000 to $108,000 depending on skills and experience

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We're looking for an Adviser/Senior Adviser to join our Plant Products team in the Animal and Plant Health Directorate. The role is responsible for managing the biosecurity risk to New Zealand by developing import requirements and assessing permit applications.

Imagine waking each morning with the satisfaction of playing a pivotal role in growing our economy and protecting our unique biological diversity and the way of life Kiwi's treasure. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) operates in an international context and gives employees the opportunity to be involved in deeply satisfying work. We enable you to take your science experience and apply it to real-world decision-making that directly impacts and adds value to New Zealand's biosecurity and the economy.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About the Team

The Plant Products team deals with the import of grains, animal feeds, laboratory specimens, processed plant commodities as well as setting facility standards for New Zealand.

Mōu - About You

You will ideally have a post-graduate qualification in horticultural, forestry, agricultural or biological sciences, or a related discipline.

You will need be able to demonstrate the practical application of:

Risk analysis or the provision of technical advice
Strong written communication skills
Problem solving and a ‘can do' attitude
Managing competing priorities in the work plan
Assisting in bilateral discussions
Knowledge/understanding of horticultural/biological systems.

Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: - Benefits of working at MPI 

Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
Wellness benefit for employees

Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working


We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements. If you're interested, we are open to discussing flexible working options with you.

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    Registered on October 7, 2017

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