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Forest & Land Use Adviser

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Permanent Full Time
12 days ago

Matua Kaupapahere Kaitātari –Forest and Land Use Adviser - Gisborne
About the Role│Kōrero mō te tūranga
We currently have an opportunity for a Junior or Senior Forest and Landuse Adviser in our Forest Development, Grants and Partnerships directorate located in Gisborne. In this technical role you will play a part in delivering the Government's vision to provide an advisory service within the forest industry.
The Forest Development, Grants and Partnerships directorate is responsible for implementing policy initiatives to support sustainable land management, the use of our forestry resources and New Zealand's climate change responsibilities. The Forest and Landuse Advice team covers the length of the country – supporting landowners from Northland to Southland through operational advice, implementation, and management of forestry and sustainable land management activities.
The Key responsibilities for the role are (but are not limited to): -

  • Working closely with stakeholders and landowners to promote and advise on land management programmes.
  • Assisting with monitoring of the One Billion Trees, Afforestation Grant Scheme and Erosion Control Funding Programme contracts.
  • Assisting with any field operational work and process improvements under the Emissions Trading Scheme.
  • Providing advice for land management policy development and service design programmes using stakeholder perspectives.
  • Providing backup, support and advice to technical (GIS) and Indigenous Forestry teams and for adverse events when required.
  • Providing coaching, support and advice to advisers and scholarship students.

About You│Mōu
We are looking for someone that is passionate about trees, forestry and land management. The successful applicant will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be experienced in managing and delivering projects, strong written communication skills and good time-management skills.
  • Displays leadership qualities, including thought leadership, within respective areas of expertise.
  • Excellent relationship management and workshop facilitation skills by creating and maintaining an effective relationship network both internally and externally.
  • You will need to have a good level of fitness, enjoy the outdoors and be equally capable of working alone or part of a team.
  • You will be required to travel for undertaking both work and training purposes, so must have the ability to be away for short periods of time as required.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
This team sits within Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service. Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service is a branded business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and is leading the Government's renewed focus on forestry, one of our country's most successful primary industries. You'll be joining a dynamic and diverse team who all share a common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.
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 Sunday 26 September 2021
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Fiona O'Brien, Senior Recruitment 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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Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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