Forest & Landuse Adviser/ Forest & Landuse Senior Adviser

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Palmerston North
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1431228
  • Job Title: Forest & Landuse Adviser/ Forest & Landuse Senior Adviser
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  • Summary:
  • Does Forest and Landuse Advice spin your wheels?
  • Implement & manage forestry & sustainable land management activities
  • Join us at the forefront of the Governments renewed focus on forestry

Unique role in an active environment for someone who is experienced in managing and delivering projects.


About the Role│Kōrero mō te tūranga

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Junior or Senior Forest and Landuse Adviser in our Forest Development, Grants and Partnerships directorate.  In this technical role you will deliver operational advice, implement and manage forestry and sustainable land management activities.

The Forest Development, Grants and Partnerships directorate is responsible for implementing policy initiatives to support sustainable land management, the use of our forestry resources and New Zealand’s climate change responsibilities. The Forest and Landuse Advice team covers the length of the country – supporting landowners from Northland to Southland in accessing MPI’s forestry grants.

The Key responsibilities for the role are (but are not limited to):-

  • Work closely with all stakeholders, promote and advise on sustainable programmes.
  • Assist with the Erosion Control Funding Programme’s (East Coast) implementation and operations including advocacy and management of stakeholder relationships, field inspections, payment approvals and other operational aspects of the scheme’s administration.
  • Assist with monitoring of Afforestation Grant Scheme contracts.
  • Assist with approvals of planted or reversion areas relating to Te Uru Rakau’s land management activities.
  • Assist with any field procedures under the Emissions Trading Scheme applications.
  • Provide feedback of sustainable programmes on stakeholder perspectives into MPI work e.g. policy development and service design.
  • Provide backup, support and advice to technical (GIS), Indigenous Forestry and compliance teams if required.


About You│Mōu

We are looking for someone that is passionate about trees, forestry and land management.  The successful applicant will be experienced in managing and delivering projects, strong written communication skills, good time-management skills, excellent relationship management and workshop facilitation skills. You will also need to have a good level of fitness, enjoy the outdoors and be equally capable of working alone or part of a team.


About MPI │Te Uru Rākau

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We work at the heart of Aotearoa and are strongly connected to the primary industries we work with and for. We’re working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.

Forestry is one of our country’s most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt.  Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about Te Uru Rākau and what we do click here.



We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Benefits of working at MPI│Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua 

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Flexible working


Salary range for this role is $56,857 to midpoint $88,245 depending on skills and experience.

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How to Apply │Me pēhea te tuku tono

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

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description’s that are attached (both Forest & Landuse Adviser or Forest & Landuse Senior Adviser are attached in the same document). For further information please contact


Applications close Sunday 24th November


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.