NAIT Officer

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Enforcement
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 03-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1451977
  • Job Title: NAIT Officer
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)


Mō tō mātou rōpū (About our team):

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a vacacny for a NAIT Officer in ChristchurchThis vacancy will provide an opportunity to use your unique blend of practical and personal skills to engage with stakeholders in a sector crucial to New Zealand’s national interests.  

Each day will provide variety, as your work both in an office and in the field, meeting new people every day, while making a difference in ensuring good biosecurity practices exist in regards to cattle and deer management across Aotearoa New Zealand.

The primary purpose of the NAIT officer will be to detect and address non-compliance within the NAIT scheme.


Kōrero mō te tūranga (About the role):

  • You would expect to become warranted as a NAIT Officer
  • Gain sound knowledge on all aspects of the NAIT scheme and NAIT Act
  • Have practical working knowledge of the laws under which investigations and compliance activities operate
  • Be a self-starter who has the ability to apply system thinking to proactively identify areas of non-compliance in the NAIT scheme.
  • Expertly apply the appropriate legislative tools to enable effective detection, reporting and investigation of NAIT scheme non-compliance
  • Independently or with other NAIT Officers, prepare and present robust court prosecution cases where significant non-compliance is identified
  • Once experience is gained, provide advice or training about NAIT to the primary production sector to increase uptake and compliance of the NAIT scheme
  • Build and sustain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders


Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako(Skills & Experience):

  • Experience in animal production systems and knowledge of agricultural sectors
  • Have a high degree of analytical capability along with an interest in working through large complex data sets
  • Practical working knowledge or be able to able to demonstrate the potential to develop knowledge of the laws under which investigations and compliance activities operate including: NAIT Act, Animal Welfare Act, Evidence Act, Criminal Disclosure Act, Criminal Procedures Act, Search and Surveillance Act, Animal Products Act and Biosecurity Act


Ngā Tohu(Qualification):

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification and/or experience in animal husbandry duties
  • Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent regulatory, compliance and enforcement experience would be an advantage


If you are successful, you will be expected to attend and successfully complete a comprehensive residential training course of up to three weeks.  Willingness to travel within New Zealand is required. The role is an enforcement role, requiring maturity and resilience but can provide real satisfaction within a supportive and inclusive workforce.  Join our team and feel both empowered and supported to make a difference in animal tagging and farming practice in your community.

If this sounds like you and you have the motivation and desire to be successful within a dynamic team, we would encourage you to submit an application. Your cover letter and CV will be assessed against the bullet points listed above. 


Tonu mai inaianei (Apply now):

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

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand.

The successful applicant must be able to obtain the relevant security clearance and a NZ Firearms licence. Please visit for more information.

For information please refer to the position description on the MPI careers website or email 


Applications close 20 March 2020


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.