Senior / Regulatory Analyst – Ministry for Primary Industries – Wellington

We are recruiting two Regulatory Analyst / Senior Regulatory Analysts, One permanent position and one fixed term/secondment position (1 year from 29 February 2016)

The Role:

Reporting to the Manager, Regulatory Analysis and Implementation, this role is part of a team providing robust operational and regulatory policy analysis and advice to support the sustainable use of New Zealand’s land resources, with a particular emphasis on forestry. The work of the team is central to ensuring the effective implementation of regulations, programmes and other schemes to deliver outcomes that benefit our land-based sectors.

The role of Senior/Regulatory Analyst is diverse and challenging. You will be expected to work across a range of areas, and to consider the balance between effective implementation and delivery of outcomes in line with legislative intent, and government and sectoral priorities. The current work of the team includes developing the National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry, providing illegal logging assurances, implementing and evaluating sustainable land management schemes, and support for regulatory work under the Climate Change Response Act, Forests Act, and Resource Management Act.

You will ideally have a background in resource management, economics, law, forestry or a related discipline, matched with a passion for delivering results and achieving outcomes. Experience working in a regulatory analysis or operational policy area would be an advantage, but is not essential. You are expected to be able to demonstrate a good level of skill in written and verbal communication, particularly for a Senior position.

Candidates will need to have worked in the government sector, and be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of government processes.  Experience with administration or development of complex legislation or regulations, would be an advantage.

About the Organisation:

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ vision is to ‘Grow and Protect’ New Zealand. We have developed an organisational strategy to ensure we have a clear path to follow, that maximises these opportunities.

About the Directorate:

The Spatial, Forestry and Land Management Directorate is part of MPI’s Regulation and Assurance Branch, and is responsible for developing and implementing regulatory policy initiatives to support sustainable land management – particularly through the use of exotic and privately-owned indigenous forestry resources. The Directorate is responsible for the operation of the forestry components of New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme, the administration of the Forests Act, and leads an initiative to enhance the application of spatial information and analysis across the Ministry. Developing (with the Ministry for the Environment) a National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry under the Resource Management Act is another current major activity. The Directorate has responsibilities that cover the length of the country, and a work programme that involves a mix of both office-based and field-based activities.

To Apply:

For a more in-depth understanding of the requirements of this role, please view the position description. To apply for the role (by submitting a cover letter, and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW”.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Serina Regali at or telephone 04 894-0749.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be immediately available for an interview within New Zealand and must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.

The successful applicant must be able to obtain the relevant security clearance. Please visit for more information.

Applications for this role will not be accepted after 5pm on Monday 25th January 2016.

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