Kaitātari Matua | Senior Analyst - Fast Track Consent (2 positions)

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options

1 x permanent

1 x fixed term/secondment – 2 years 

  • Exciting work programme
  • Supportive and fun team
  • Flexible working approach and location

Our purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation – be part of this exciting journey. 

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

The COVID-19 Recovery (fast track consenting) Act 2020 came into effect in July 2020. It allows applicants to access an alternate consenting pathway for projects which create jobs and investment certainty while continuing to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources. 

We are looking two experienced Senior Analysts to join our Fast Track Consenting team help make this project a success. 

You will provide comprehensive, innovative, high quality advice, and help to build capability within the team by providing the leadership that will coach and mentor others.  You will use your excellent judgement and relationship management skills to influence stakeholders to achieve the Ministry's outcomes.  

You will have the opportunity to work in a focussed team to ensure that the fast track consent legislation has a positive impact on New Zealand at a critical time. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • an understanding of the Resource Management process and its role in safeguarding the environment
  • an understanding of Treaty Settlement processes and legislation
  • experience writing briefing papers, Cabinet Papers and drafting instructions for PCO
  • strong influencing and relationship management skills, quickly building credibility and trust
  • the ability to work at pace in a complex environment with a diverse range of multiple stakeholders
  • project leadership and mentoring experience
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • strong relationship management skills, and an ability to quickly build credibility and trust
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.  

We offer: 

  • 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
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

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. 

As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.  

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

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 this position please contact Sara Clarke at Sara.Clarke@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $97,033 pa to $ 121,984 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Due to urgency to fill the vacancies, interviews may be arranged for candidates who meet the requirements as their applications are received. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 31 January 2021.


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