Administration Officer – Whanganui

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Manawatu-Whanganui
  • Date Advertised: 19-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1456563
  • Job Title: Administration Officer – Whanganui
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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 a permanent Administration Officer to join our team based at the Community Corrections office in Whanganui.

About the role | Mō te tūnga

You will support the Community Corrections team with a great part of the role being front-line reception duties dealing directly with paihere (people in our care) requiring the service of Probation Officers. 

Other key responsibilities involve a wide range of administrative services including;

  • 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:

  • A thorough knowledge of office administration
  • 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 per annum and progression is dependent of required competency levels.  The work profile for this position is Monday to Friday, working a 40 hour week.

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.

Apply now | Tono ināianei

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site including a cover letter and CV before the closing date of Monday 23 March 2020, 5:00pm (NZ time).

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

About us | Mō mātou

Our staff come from different backgrounds, cultures, education and experience – and together their purpose is to motivate people in our care to make positive changes in their lives, to help make our communities safer.

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  

Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time 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 whanau.