Administration Officer – Masterton – 6 Months Fixed Term Contract

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    6 months ago
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  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Manawatu-Whanganui
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1510807
  • Job Title: Administration Officer – Masterton – 6 Months Fixed Term Contract
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Do you have the enthusiasm, dedication and the skills to become an Administration Officer within Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)?

This could be just the opportunity you are looking for!

We are currently looking for an experienced  Administration Officer to join our team based at the Community Corrections office in Masterton.

About the role | Mō te tūnga

You will support the Community Corrections team. A large part of the role is made up of front-line reception duties. This will be communicating directly with paihere (people in our care) who are serving community sentences and working with our Probation Officers. 

Other key tasks involve;

  • Liaising with organisations and services we work with
  • Processing files
  • Preparing documents for court
  • Purchasing materials
  • Record management and ensuring correspondence, reports and other documentation meet Department timelines and standards

You will enjoy working collaboratively as one team in a challenging and fast paced environment, be able to multitask, follow and adhere to strict policies and procedures, and have sound judgement in prioritising tasks and activities to meet deadlines.

Skills & Experience | Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako

For this role, it is important that you highlight your experiences and skills in your CV and cover letter.  The preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Resilience and a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to multitask and display common sense
  • Excellent customer facing and communication skills for reception duties
  • A high level of proficiency in computer software and database systems

You will need a full New Zealand driver licence for this role.

If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for then we would love to hear from you!

The salary range for this role is $44,408 – $52,137 and progression is dependent of required competency levels.  The work profile for this position is Monday to Friday.

Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen, New Zealand Resident Permit holder, Australian citizen or an Australian resident who holds a current Australian Resident Return Visa.


Mō mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu. 

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy – Hōkai Rangi (

It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, submit your tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for wanting to join Ara Poutama and highlighting your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities essential to this role. 

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at