Adviser/Senior Adviser

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 07-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1430386
  • Job Title: Adviser/Senior Adviser
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Adviser/Senior Adviser – Approvals Operations

  • Be part of a team that works hard to help each other
  • Do you have an interest in food technology, or food science?
  • Assess applications and provide advice and clarification on queries 

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

We have an opportunity for an Adviser / Senior Adviser to join the Approvals Operations team.  This Operations team includes members whose key responsibilities are the processing and assessment of applications under the ACVM Act, Animal Products Act, the Wine Act, and the Food Act.  You will be part of a great team within a collaborative environment, who work hard and help each other to succeed.  Full training and support will be provided.  The right person will also have potential to grow and develop their career in several pathways available within MPI.

This is a varied role and duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manage and assess applications through the process from pre -screening to recommendation
  • Managing the importation of Agricultural Chemicals and Veterinary Medicines
  • Actively involved in the development of policies, standards and guidelines for the area
  • Administration and reports as required to support the team
  • Ensure active collaboration with all parties and ensure all queries are answered

Mōu | About You

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude, exceptional organising skills, with great attention to detail to drive and co-ordinate an administrative/para technical process. You will be a mature and capable person with a good sense of humour, be energetic and have a high level of attention.

Can you tick most of these key attributes?

  • Strong common sense
  • Open friendly manner and team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good computer aptitude
  • Attention to Detail
  • Degree in Science or Food Technology desirable but any discipline would be considered
  • Experience with Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines would be desirable

Senior Advisers will also be expected to:

  • Lead key relationship with other Government Departments and sector organisations
  • Coach and mentor team members to ensure team performance is enhanced
  • Review work of team members
  • Show people and intellectual leadership

 Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua | About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) works to ensure New Zealand will be the world’s most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen! 

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply?

 To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Ruth, Recruitment Adviser at

Salary range for the Adviser position is from $56,857 to $64,883 and the salary range for the Senior Adviser role is from $65,457 to $77,008. Commencement salaries are dependent on skill set and experience.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be immediately available for an interview within New Zealand and must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.

Applications for this role will close on Wednesday 20th November 2019.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.