Manager Forestry ETS Compliance

Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Matua Kaupapahere Kaitātari - Manager Forestry ETS Compliance

Salary band:  128,247 - $173,511  depending on skills and experience

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

  • Work in a high-profile area and make a significant impact for New Zealand
  • Integral leadership role
  • Play a key role in supporting New Zealand's climate change responsibilities

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

This permanent position is responsible for the development and operationalisation of the compliance and enforcement strategy for the Forestry ETS.  There will also be responsibility to manage the day-to-day delivery of a risk-based compliance programme of work that ensures compliance outcomes are achieved.

This role will ensure the integrity of the ETS for Forestry by leading the Compliance function to monitor, investigate and resolve compliance breaches. The Manager ETS Compliance has staff within their area of responsibility that are regionally based.  The is

About You│Mōu

To be successful in this role you will be a strong people leader and an effective relationship builder.  Your track record of successful strategic leadership and talent management, with high level strategic capability and ability to maintain a clear focus on long-term goals is what will ensure you stand out.

Importantly, you will have experience managing compliance functions, applying penalties, prosecutions, undertaking compliance risk assessments, and drawing on a range of options for responding to non-compliance.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Service delivery and operational management experience​.
  • Experience in leading change and leading through change.
  • Technical experience of the Forestry ETS or other regulatory compliance environments.
  • Experience implementing and managing complex operational requirements in a public sector environment.
  • A background in exercising appropriate judgement in technical decision making, exercising legislative powers, and making decisions with financial impacts on external parties.
  • Proven experience in managing relationships and consultation with a range of external stakeholders.
  • Previous experience with managing budgets.

 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.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

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, Sunday 5 December 2021

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Fiona O'Brien, Senior Talent Acquisition Adviser on 04- 894 3492  or Fiona.O'

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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