Senior Adviser Treatments

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    2 weeks ago
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  • Category: Scientists/ Technicians
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 12-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1466114B
  • Job Title: Senior Adviser Treatments
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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 te Manatū Ahu Matua – (About MPI)

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. Our ambition is that New Zealand is the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We work to achieve four outcomes: Growth, Sustainability, Protection and Participation. At MPI our values are respect, trust, connect and deliver.

New Zealand’s biosecurity system is vital – our country is unique, and we need to protect it. Our primary sector, tourism, environment, and even our way of life is underpinned by a strong biosecurity system.

At Biosecurity New Zealand, our focus is on stopping unwanted pests and diseases at the border, before they get to New Zealand, and eradicating or managing the impact of those already here. With the help of New Zealanders, we ensure our unique environments and the value of our primary industries are maintained.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

The Plant and Pathways directorate is looking for two Senior Adviser Treatments to contribute to and help deliver key treatment outcomes of the biosecurity treatment programme. The position will help coordinate a whole-of-MPI approach for the monitoring and management of biosecurity treatments both onshore and offshore and, help build the toolbox of biosecurity treatments now and for the future. 

Mōu – About You

  • Post-graduate qualification in relevant discipline such as Agriculture, Entomology, Chemistry, Chemical or Material Process Engineering, Plant Pathology or, equivalent knowledge or skills and experience in a similar role
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A reasonable period of time (5+ years) working in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience in development of treatments/crop protection programmes on one or more of the following: fumigants, fungicides, nematicides pesticides, and/or temperature treatments
  • Experience analysing and summarizing complex quantitative information from multiple sources
  • Knowledge and experience in strategy development and implementation
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leaders.


Ahurea – (Culture):

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


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – (Benefits of working at MPI):

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees


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 Please visit for more information.

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

Applications close: 26 October 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.