Certification Officer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Regulation
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1431925
  • Job Title: Certification Officer
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  • Summary:


  • Apply your investigation and auditing skills in the vehicle certifications environment
  • Champion compliance to create a safer road network
  • 2 positions available : Auckland and Northland

About us | Ko wai mātou

At the Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depend on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa.

The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years’ time.  Building the culture and capability to embrace that changing environment is critical to delivering our strategic commitment of “great journeys to keep NZ moving”. 

The Regulatory Services group ensures focused, clear, effective end to end regulatory systems management of risks and improve safety and regulatory outcomes by creating a primary accountability for regulatory management. The group is accountable for operational policy, entry, in-service performance, and exit functions to manage harms and risk. The group ensures the setting of clear and consistent expectations in terms of policy, practices, procedures and processes so that customers and regulated parties know what is expected of them and what to expect from us. 

The opportunity |
Te Whiwhinga mahi

In this role you will be planning and leading investigations and audits into areas of non-compliance within the vehicle certification sector.  You will use a range of tools to ensure vehicle certifications are being done to a high standard in accordance with all requirements, and that areas of risk are identified and dealt with effectively.  You will exercise statutory interventions and other regulatory activities as necessary. 

In this role you will work in a specialist regional team responsible for taking a proactive approach to safety and compliance, through reviewing and auditing industry participants, measuring their performance, and taking the appropriate regulatory action where non-compliance is evident. 

This is your opportunity to improve standards, systems and apply industry best practice.  Drawing on your vehicle certification experience and by reference to the standards of the Vehicle Inspection Requirement Manuals (VIRM) you will apply current legislation to a range of situations, ensuring desired outcomes are reached, resulting in greater safety and compliance.

About you |
Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

     Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years applied experience
  • An interest in using regulatory interventions to reduce harm and improve standards
  • The ability to investigate and address specific issues and find resolutions within regulatory guidelines
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand and apply legislation, policy, and technical standards in an operational context
  • High degree of confidence using multiple IT systems including strong skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.   
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to write well-reasoned, articulate reports. 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of VIRMs for COF/WOF
  • Experience in building and sustaining working relationships
  • Professional credibility and the ability to relate well to people at all levels


  • NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering L4 or 5


Applications close | Rā Katinga : Sunday, 24 November 2019


For a copy of the position description: www.nzta.govt.nz/careers

For further information, email: careers@nzta.govt.nz

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please do let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.