Quarantine Officer

at Ministry for Primary Industries
Published February 17, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  
Salary $65,407


Quarantine Officer Ministry for Primary Industries location Auckland. Starting Salary $65,407.

Job Title: Quarantine Officer, Role type: Permanent, Location: Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland), Starting Salary $65,407.

About the role our Quarantine Officers are highly trained, every-day New Zealanders doing an extraordinary job for their country. We work to  ensure that cargo and passengers entering New Zealand are free of biosecurity risk.

Officers work on a rotational roster that offers them a breadth of work as they lead New Zealand's biosecurity system at the front line - international airports, ports, mail centres, and cargo facilities. We are recruiting now for our next cohort of Quarantine Officers to start 6th May 2024.

What the Job offers a programme that mixes both classroom theory and on-the-job training. Clear career progression path from Officer to Senior to Chief for those prepared to put in extra effort with development and leadership opportunities to reach these goals.

Join a high-performing team that is passionate about their job, compelled to protect New Zealand and living MPI's values. A great salary with benefits and allowances as you progress. The chance to join to diverse and supportive team of officers across New Zealand.

About you we're looking for passionate, self-motivatedpeople who enjoy a range of tasks, worksites and varied work. You will be fit and healthy as you will be standing for periods of time. Working indoors and outdoors will appeal to you.

You will have strong communication skills (oral and written) and ability to create strong relationships with stakeholders. You have a high level of computer literacy. An interest or qualification in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, botany, or environmental science. You may have work experience in a life science or similar industry.

In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values; your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce. A cover letter is essential, your application will not be considered without one.

You do not need to meet all of the role requirements to apply. We offer a breadth of development and learning opportunities and will welcome an application if you think you could make a great fit.

About the team the Border Clearance Services Directorate within the Biosecurity New Zealand branch helps protect New Zealand's natural environment, primary industries and people against exotic pests and diseases. It is accountable for ensuring the delivery of sustainable and effective frontline biosecurity clearance services at the border for imported goods, craft, mail, passengers, crew and transitional facilities.

About MPI the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) partners with New Zealand's food and fibre sector to be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products.

Biosecurity New Zealand is part of the Ministry for Primary Industries and is focused on stopping pests and diseases at the border before they get to New Zealand, eradicating or managing the impact of those already here. With the help of New Zealanders, we ensure our unique environments and the value of our primary industries are maintained. Biosecurity New Zealand provides the operational focus and direction to ensure Aotearoa has the right resources and people-power to protect our country from biosecurity threats.

New Zealand has a complex and effective biosecurity system to support our unique environment and the relatively few pests and diseases that threaten our economy. New Zealand's biosecurity system has 3 interlocking layers of protection - pre-border, border and post-border. From regulations to inspections and surveillance, our robust system helps prevent new threats from establishing in Aotearoa.

This system involves trade and bilateral agreements. International plant and animal health standards. Risk assessment and import health standards, Border intervention, Readiness and response, Surveillance, Pest and diseases management.

Benefits of working at MPI annual Wellness payment. Bi-annual paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames. Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes.

Low level Security clearance is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, who has resided continuously in New Zealand for at least the last five (5) years. a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level. click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.

Drug and Alcohol Screening. We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whānau and hāpori. We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua Ministry for Primary Industries a great place to work for all.

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