Kaitātari | GIS Analyst

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Part time (0.5) or full-time role
  • Mature and exciting work programme
  • Flexible working to support your work-life balance

Join our dedicated team and use your skills in a way that will make a difference to all New Zealanders and our environment.   

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

We are looking for a rock-solid GIS Analyst, enthusiastic for an opportunity with our specialist Land Use and Carbon Analysis System (LUCAS) team. 

Our team is responsible for collecting data and reporting on the land sector in New Zealand. This includes mapping land-use change from satellite imagery, measuring forest sample plot networks, and modelling national soil carbon stocks. Robust controls are placed around the quality and storing of this data and its metadata. 

You will provide GIS and related technical support towards meeting international and domestic land use and forestry reporting obligations. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • 3+ years of spatial data analysis experience
  • ability to accurately interpret change in land cover over time visible in Near- and Shortwave infrared satellite imagery and high-resolution aerials
  • thoroughness and reason to evaluating varying sources of evidence
  • diligence and precision in map editing and commitment to quality control
  • experience or aptitude with the Esri ArcGIS suite - ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal for ArcGIS) and ArcGIS Online
  • practical geospatial database and file management experience
  • knowledge of contemporary forestry practices would be an advantage
  • confidence managing relationships and coordinating contracted service provision
  • 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.  

The location for this role is flexible which means you can work from anywhere in New Zealand.  As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss 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 the role please contact Disee Anorpong at Disee.Anorpong@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary appointment range: $83,533 to $96,992 pa (pro rata if part time).  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.   Hours to be negotiated upon appointment. 

Applications close: Tuesday, 26 October 2021

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