Fisheries Observer Supervisor | Wellington City

Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

MPI has a fixed term or secondment opportunity until 30 June 2021 for a Fisheries Observer Supervisor to assist with planning and co-ordinating the deployment of observers onto fishing vessels within New Zealand's exclusion economic zone. 

About the role - Kōrero mō te tūranga

You're excellent planning, negotiating, writing and verbal communication skills will be in demand, as you interact with internal and external stakeholders including observers, scientists, and industry as well as other government departments.  

Your people management skills will be essential as you brief and debrief observers, ensure the safety of fisheries observer staff when at sea, monitor observer performance, and participate in the recruitment and training of observer staff. 

You will need to have a good eye for detail when reviewing data and trip reports, a proven ability to multitask, and adapt quickly to a fluid working environment. 

To be successful in this role you will ideally have a relevant tertiary qualification or broad relevant technical or operational experience in a service delivery environment, knowledge and passion for fisheries, science and environmental issues. Business administration, contractor management, recruitment and training experience will be beneficial. 

If you have the skills and experience and are interested in joining this team then we want to hear from you. 

About the Branch - Mō te peka

Fisheries New Zealand is focussed on managing New Zealand's valuable fisheries resources, and their place in the wider marine environment. We are responsible for stewardship of the fisheries system, which includes both regulatory and operational functions, and delivery of our obligations to Māori. 

To find out more about Fisheries New Zealand and what we do please click here. 

How to Apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

For a more in-depth understanding of the requirements of this role, please view the position description. To apply, please click “APPLY NOW” complete the online questionnaire and submit a relevant cover letter and your current curriculum vitae.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.  

If you have any questions please contact

Applicants must be immediately available for interview within New Zealand and must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident. 

Applications close Sunday 27 September 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.


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