Spatial Intelligence Technician

Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington
  • Be part of the Spatial Intelligence team working to support the Emissions Trading Scheme and One Billion Trees programme to help achieve New Zealand's forestry objectives
  • Provide administrative and technical support to staff in the Spatial Intelligence team with a particular focus on systems and processes
  • Join us at the forefront of the Government's Primary Industry ambitions
  • Work within a team of Spatial Intelligence specialists

About the Role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

This full-time role is a fixed-term position until 31 January 2023  and will best suit a proactive and motivated GIS graduate with less than one year of GIS experience. This position is based in Wellington. 

As a member of the Spatial Intelligence team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to programmes of national significance, making a real difference to New Zealand. You may also get the chance to get involved in evolving spatial initiatives across the Ministry for which you will bring your own experience and ideas. 

Core responsibilities for the role:

  • use and maintain specified GIS data required to support intelligent spatial analysis for the Ministry;
  • monitor our internal inboxes to ensure requests are sent to appropriate members within the team. This includes managing escalations where necessary;
  • assist the Spatial Intelligence team to keep files and records up to date;
  • assist with the administration/technical tasks of getting Emissions Trading Scheme applications and One Billion Trees applications ready to assess;
  • collate regular reports on Emissions Trading Scheme applications and One Billion Trees applications for the senior leadership team;
  • complete the write up of procedures for Emissions Trading Scheme transactions;
  • understand and apply legislative, regulatory, and policy requirements to our processes, outputs and advice;
  • undertake planning, requirements development, and time estimates;
  • apply your GIS skills to assist primary industry related analysis and decision making;
  • apply independent initiative, critical thinking and problem solving, and produce high quality reports, analysis, and cartographic and infographic products to support the Ministry;
  • practice your passion for continuous improvement through efficient and effective use of the approved technology toolset in all areas of your responsibilities;
  • contribute to the optimisation of policies, processes, procedures and tools to ensure a seamless way of working for users and customers;
  • build and sustain positive relations with internal and external stakeholders.

About You│Mōu

Working with stakeholders and within the existing team to provide sound advice and spatial analysis requires a unique set of skills. Bring your great communication skills and analytical thinking to help solve problems, inform decision making, and add value to our service delivery.

To be successful in this role you will offer the ability to:

  • use the ESRI software suite, including ArcGIS Pro
  • review, record, and synthesise information from numerous sources;
  • gather, organise, and communicate information;
  • identify and communicate risks, issues, and options and potential solutions;
  • carry out independent thinking and decision making using prescribed frameworks and rulesets;
  • complete assigned work to time and quality expectations;
  • operate independently and manage workloads effectively;
  • effectively translate business requirements into meaningful outcomes;
  • actively partake in our supportive team environment with openness, empathy and tolerance and recognize the value of collaboration;
  • be reliable, self-motivated, open minded, ready to lend a hand and a good sport. 

It is also desired (but not essential) that you have a basic knowledge of:

  • other software in the ESRI software suite, including ArcGIS Web, ArcGIS Mobile Applications, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS Server;
  • associated software tools including Python, R and/or FME;
  • aerial, ground photography, and multi-spectral satellite imagery interpretation. 

Our team culture is critical to our success. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on the alignment of your values with ours, your aptitude to learn and develop, your ability to contribute to a high performing team, and the way that you lead yourself or others.  It is vital everyone who joins our Spatial Intelligence whanau is an ambassador for our values, so together we can drive the best possible outcomes for our customers.

See the benefits of working at MPI 

Salary range for this role is $57,425 to $67,559 depending on skills and experience.

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How to Apply│Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact Fiona.O'Brien@mpi.govt.nz.

Applications close: Midnight Wednesday 22 September 2021

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.

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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