Policy Analyst ( Environmental Risk, Innovation and Marine)

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Advisor/Analyst
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 28-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MFE/1453674
  • Job Title: Policy Analyst ( Environmental Risk, Innovation and Marine)
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  • Summary:
  • Exciting work programme
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Flexible working approach

Our job as an organisation is second to none; making sure that our amazing corner of the world stays that way. In a 100 years’ time we want to be the most liveable place imaginable, backed by evidence of our natural capital and what it takes to achieve sustainable prosperity. The whole country will be behind us. And it is us – a collection of passionate individuals – that will make it happen. 

About the Role 

We require a capable Policy Analyst to provide policy advice on the management of hazardous substances, new organisms and genetic technology as well as marine policy.  In addition to being an excellent communicator with experience in policy development, you will have the ability to incorporate scientific knowledge into policy advice.  

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The Ministry has a broad work programme and expects its employees to be agile, and able shift their focus to deliver on Government’s priorities when necessary.  The successful applicant will therefore have the opportunity to work on other projects within the Ministry when needed. 

Join our amazing team and work on exciting and interesting projects that make a difference! 

Skills and Experience 

Our ideal candidate will offer: 

  • demonstrated experience in policy development and design
  • demonstrated experience in resource management planning and/or local plan-making processes
  • strong analytical skills
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • demonstrated skills in stakeholder management and engagement across diverse groups
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • strong relationship management skills, quickly building credibility and trust
  • curiosity and openness to develop Te Ao Māori
  • briefings experience is desirable.

Most importantly you will be passionate about looking for realistic and commercially viable ways of achieving environmental outcomes.  


As well as being part of an innovative organisation with an important purpose of making Aotearoa, New Zealand, the most liveable place in the world, we offer you: 

  • A flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • Agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Te Reo Maori language courses (and te Reo Maori competency allowance)
  • An active social club and employee networks.
  • Opportunities for development and education

How to Apply 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about the role please contact as at vacancy@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $66,521 to $86,086 pa.  Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.  

Applications close: Sunday, 22 March 2020 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.  We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.