Full Time Application Closes 02 Jul 2021 Wellington – Wellington City Compliance Officer Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is a great place to work, offering diversity and a rewarding career opportunity. Our people are dedicated and driven to work towards our vision of ensuring our seas are safe, secure and clean, on behalf of all New Zealanders.We are recruiting for a Maritime Officer with a Port State Control focus to join our Central Compliance team. Based in Maritime New Zealand’s office in Wellington, you will work closely with the maritime community and with MNZ staff across the country. As a front line staff member you will help to develop and maintain the national safety, security and environmental protection regulations that govern the operation of vessels.You will be motivated to support, encourage and require operator compliance with those regulations by licensing and certifying seafarers and commercial operations, educating the maritime community, auditing operators and service providers such as ship surveyors, investigating incidents to try to stop them happening again and enforcing the regulations to hold people to account for their actions. Your focus will be not just on local legislation but also international conventions through our port and flag state control regime.We are looking for a self-motivated team player with a great attitude, initiative and good communication skills who is keen to be trained.The ideal candidate will need to have most of these key requirements:· Working knowledge of port state control inspection regimes· Experience working in the maritime or associated industries, and ideally either a NZ domestic maritime qualification, an STCW Master Mariner qualification or a Chief Engineer qualification· An understanding of the Maritime Transport Act· An understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act· Health and Safety regulatory and compliance experience within local or national Government or with a similar international organisation· Audit, inspection/assessment or investigation experience· An understanding of MOSS· A proven history of educating and networking across a wide range of people and culturesYou will need to be available to travel and work across New Zealand, sometimes at short notice, and you must also hold a current full and clean Driver Licence.Expectations for this position are high but so are the rewards. Ultimately you will be excited to lead, support and train your colleagues in a challenging and dynamic environment, work collaboratively as part of a regionally focused team and also engage widely both internally and externally.