Senior ETS Compliance Officer, NZ Ministry for Primary Industries – Wellington

Published 15:42 on August 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:42 on August 19, 2019  /  Job Postings  /  No Comments

You will work within a small dedicated team and lead audits and investigations to verify compliance with the ETS requirements.

Job Description

  • Provide analysis and audit to ensure compliance of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
  • Join our Climate Change Operations team and support New Zealand’s forestry and climate change initiatives
  • Work across the country working with a wide range of forest owners

Deliver outcomes in accordance with MPI’s Assistance & Compliance Model. Work alongside knowledgeable colleagues performing this vital work.

About the Role│Kōrero mō te tūranga

You will work within a small dedicated team and lead audits and investigations to verify compliance with the ETS requirements.  In this fast moving regulatory/compliance environment you will work across the country interacting with a wide range of forest owners, from owners of small blocks to those with large corporate interests, no two days will be the same.

Core responsibilities for the role:

  • Carry out audits of forestry participants’ ETS activities to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations.
  • Utilise your analytical skills to assess the application of penalties and consideration of prosecution where non-compliance is identified.
  • Analysis and identification of participants for audit.
  • Involvement in initiatives to assist participants comply with their ETS obligations.
  • Provide guidance and support to other team members.

About You│Mōu

This unique position requires that you will have a unique mix of skills. You will build and sustain positive working relationships with various stakeholders including land owners and forest owners and also have strong analytical, problem solving and report writing skills.

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience working knowledge of the ETS an advantage.
  • Proven ability to use strong analytical skills to undertake complex analysis and prepare associated documentation.
  • Previous experience in in a regulatory and/or compliance environment or is a trained/experienced investigator. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise use of time, and manage work flows.

The physicality of the position requires that you will have a good level of physical fitness.

About Te Uru Rākau

Forestry is one of our country’s most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau, a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt.  Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here.

Benefits of working at MPI│Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua

  • Refurbished offices close to the Railway Station (unless Regional)
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Biennial MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames
  • Flexible working

Salary range for this role is $75,000 to $88,000 depending on skills and experience.

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Security checks│Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru

Security clearance to the level of CONFIDENTIAL is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain this clearance.  More information about security clearances can be found at]

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How to Apply│Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click here or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applications close 28 August 2019

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.

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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