Senior Compliance Officer - Auckland South / Wellington

Ministry for Primary Industries

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Matua Kaupapahere Kaitātari Senior Compliance Officer

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

  • Opportunity to step into a leadership role
  • Collaborative Climate Change Operations team, supporting New Zealand's forestry and climate change initiatives
  • Work across the country working with a wide range of forest owners

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

In this permanent opportunity you will work within a small dedicated team and lead audits and investigations to verify compliance within the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).  In this fast moving regulatory/compliance environment you will be part of a national team interacting with a wide range of forest owners, from owners of small blocks to those with large corporate interests, no two days will be the same. You'll play a key role in guiding and mentoring others in the team.

Core responsibilities for the role:

  • Carry out audits of forestry ETS participants' activities to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations
  • Interpret legislation and enforce administrative and criminal law
  • Utilise your analytical skills to assess the application of penalties and consideration of prosecution where non-compliance is identified
  • Analysis and identification of participants for audit
  • Leading high profile and complex investigations within the ETS
  • excellent communication of audit/investigation results
  • Provide guidance and support to other team members

About You│Mōu

This unique permanent position requires that you will have a unique mix of skills. You will build and sustain positive working relationships with various stakeholders including landowners and forest owners and bring exceptional report writing and communication skills, a strong analytical mind with a keenness to problem solve and deliver. You will thrive in an environment where you are continuously improving and developing procedures and processes. 

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Experience/qualification within the ETS forestry sector
  • Compliance experience within public sector administrative penalties law
  • Proven ability to use strong analytical skills to undertake complex analysis and prepare associated documentation
  • Previous experience in in a regulatory and/or compliance environment as a investigator
  • Ability to plan and prioritise use of time, and manage workflows
  • Advanced MS Word and Excel skills
  • A valid New Zealand Drivers Licence and quad bike certification would be an advantage

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

As part of Climate Change Operations, you will be part of a busy, fast paced team, working in a fun and collaborative environment implementing compliance within the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service, a branch of the Ministry for Primary Industries, has delegated authority for administration of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for forestry. The ETS is New Zealand's main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reaching our climate change goals.

The team is part of the Forestry and Land Management directorate. The directorate covers a wide range of forestry regulatory and operational responsibilities, with a focus on supporting sustainable land management, use of our forestry resources, and New Zealand's climate change responsibilities.

Climate Change Operations, and this role, contribute to the ETS transformation project, a fundamental transformation of Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service services to foresters who participate in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no mean feat, and we have a team of hard working and passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.

To view the position descriptions and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “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.

For internal candidates please ensure your current manager is aware of your application.

Applications close:  Midnight 27 June 2021

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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