About the roleThe Adviser (Group Coordination) contributes to the effective operation of the Pest Management Group and provides quality advice and support on pest management programmes and activities.You will keep the group humming along by supporting the group manager and team managers, coordinating information requests and reports, organising meetings and events, responding to public enquiries, writing and reviewing correspondence and documents, and supporting the induction of new staff.In addition, you will coordinate the National Pest Plant Accord, an initiative to prevent the sale of pest plants. You’ll coordinate training and provide information and advice to regional council inspectors. You’ll investigate reports of banned plants being sold through online platforms, educate the sellers about the harmful impacts of these plants, and identify where further compliance action is required.To be successful in this role you will need to: Have strong written and verbal communication skillsBe able to design, implement and improve systems and processesWork effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholdersBe able to translate technical information into a format suitable for a non-technical audienceBe proactive and energeticRemain calm under pressure and able to work with others to meet tight deadlinesHave experience of government systems, policies and processesIdeally be familiar with biosecurity and biodiversity management in New Zealand If you want to be part of a great team working to reduce the spread and impact of harmful pests and really making a positive difference for New Zealand, then we want to hear from you.Applicants must be immediately available for interview and must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.The salary for this role is $66,111 – $77,778 per annum, dependant on experience. This is a fixed term role to 29 April 2022.For further information on this role, email [email protected] Closing date is Sunday 19th September.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.