Permit Officer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1445350
  • Job Title: Permit Officer
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  • Summary:
  • Opportunity to contribute to the management of New Zealand’s natural resources
  • Be part of a self-motivated, high-performing, professional team
  • Permanent position, based in Central Wellington


We have an exciting opportunity for a Permit Officer to support our permit management and processing services.  You will work alongside a team of minerals geologists responsible for regulating the Crown’s mineral estate.  The role includes accepting permit applications, uploading and maintaining information on our online permitting system, preparing documents and responding to requests from internal and external stakeholders.

About the branch

The Energy and Resource Markets Branch (ERM) provides policy and regulatory advice on energy markets, strategic advice, operational regulation, compliance services and external sector leadership to ensure that New Zealand’s oil, gas, mineral and coal resources are effectively managed.

About the team

The Minerals Unit regulates the responsible development of the Mineral Estate across a range of commodities including gold, silver, platinum, coal and aggregates.  The work of the team includes active management of approximately 900 prospecting, exploration and mining permits during their lifecycle, and processing between 350 – 500 permit applications each year.

Skills and experience

  • Good communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills
  • Ability to understand and apply relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office software applications
  • Ability to adapt to new technology/databases
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • A good sense of humour

Candidates must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website (

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please contact quoting reference MBIE/1445350 with for any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm Sunday 16 February 2020