About this job
We are recruiting now for the next cohort of Quarantine Officers to start 6th May 2024.
Quarantine Officers are highly trained, everyday New Zealanders doing an extraordinary job for their country. They 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're looking for passionate, self-motivated people 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 the 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 ****
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 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.
The first step of the application process is a pre-screening session which you will be invited to attend at the Mangere MSD Work & Income Office.
Meet the job requirements and Interested in applying? Please send a copy of your CV to Work Broker Newman.Molai001@msd.govt.nz with the job ID 22424336 in the Subject Line
• A cover letter is essential, your application will not be considered without one. • Reliable • New Zealand permanent resident or citizen • Ability to pass a police vetting • Ability to pass a drug test • Ability to pass an alcohol test • Ability to pass a colour blindness test • Working indoors and outdoors will appeal to you • Hold a Full Class 1 NZ License • Comfortable working via rotating shift • Fit and healthy as you will be standing for a long period of time • Have strong communication skills (oral and written) and ability to create strong relationships with stakeholders • High level of computer literacy • Passionate, self-motivated individual who enjoys a range of tasks, worksites, and varied work • Qualification in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, botany, or environmental science is preferable but not essential • Have work experience in a life science or similar industry
**** Please note that if successful in the application process, you must be able to attend the assessment centre on either the 18th, 19th, or 20th of March 2024 and if offered the position, you must be able to start on the 06th of May 2024 ****
**** If you are successful in progressing through to the assessment centre, you will also need to provide a copy of your Ishihara Eye Test ****
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