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Kaitātari Matua | Senior Analyst – Audit (Territorial Authorities) – Ministry for the Environment – Location flexible

Website Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent strategic regulatory compliance role
  • Supportive and dynamic environment
  • We foster flexible/remote working

Bring your regulatory compliance experience and passion for resource efficiency, waste minimisation and management | progress Aotearoa New Zealand to ōhanga āmiomio – a circular economy

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role

Working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, you will take a lead role within the Waste Operations – Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) team of the Waste and Resource Efficiency Division to coordinating compliance audits of Territorial Authorities expenditure of the waste levy and alignment to their waste management and minimisation plans (WMMPs). This will include assessing if the Territorial Authority has appropriate information, records and processes in place to manage the levy funds.

You will provide technical advice and guidance on waste levy spending and undertake compliance audit activities. You will also be responsible for reviewing, reporting and providing recommendations on policy to assist with the successful delivery of our Waste Levy Compliance Audit program.

Mō Ngā Whakahaere Ā-Para | About Waste Operations

Read more about our compliance, monitoring and enforcement role under the Waste Minimisation Act in the link below.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We want to hear from you if you:

  • Have commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori
  • an academic qualification in audit, investigation, policy, law, regulation, natural resource management or environmental compliance
  • strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at all levels
  • excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • knowledge of, and experience working with, legislation in a regulatory environment
  • effective written and verbal communication skills
  • sound understanding of the machinery of government
    • demonstrated experience in providing advice for decision-makers
    • a resilient, proactive and tenacious approach
    • the ability to work comfortably in an environment of ambiguity
  • an ability to apply Māori worldviews in a way that makes a meaningful difference to advice, partnerships, and relationships with others.

Mō mātou | About us

The Ministry’s purpose – He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.

We offer:

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work.

An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role. 

If you require further information about this position, please contact Scott Priestley by email at or by telephone at +64 22 083 3594.

Salary range for this role is $101,802 to $124,424.  Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: midnight Monday, 25th October 2021.



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