Land Advisor
Ministry of Justice
Wellington City, New Zealand
11h ago

Land Advisor

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga / About the Role

The Land Advisor is responsible for providing technical and policy advice on land issues to negotiation teams. You will liaise with various stakeholders to ensure that all resulting settlement components are able to be effectively implemented.

This position is directly involved with :

  • Identifying sites for possible use in settlements
  • Undertaking investigations into land that could be included as redress
  • Co-ordinating the necessary survey, valuation and map drafting processes required once it has been established that the site is to be used as redress
  • Monitoring the development of other redress items during the negotiation process to ensure that they can be effectively implemented
  • Overseeing the transfer of the sites and creation of Records of TitleInstructions for the land-related components of settlement bills and deeds
  • Compile legal descriptions
  • Create or commission maps
  • Create or commission and review acquisition history that shows how property came into Crown ownership
  • Document all steps you took to come to a view on availability
  • Compile files of property information
  • Identify any risks from a property perspective
  • Duties

  • Deed and bill drafting prepare bill and deed drafting instructions for review and ensure the right format
  • Ensure every property is accurately described in bills and deeds Land workKeep in contact with settlement negotiation team and provide advisory information and support on land related issues.
  • Escalate issues to senior / principal advisor if uncertain

  • Draft or coordinate survey instructions and mapping processes required once site is confirmed as redress
  • Create or commission deed plans showing the land to be used
  • Review completeness of land information disclosures from land holding agencies
  • Review the land related parts of Cabinet papers
  • Qualifications & Technical Skills

  • Completed law degree
  • Technical land skills such as surveying, GIS, mapping or valuation
  • Experience and knowledge required for effective performance in the position
  • Knowledge of Crown owned land issues an advantage
  • Knowledge of land law
  • Knowledge of Treaty of Waitangi issues
  • Knowledge of government structures and processes
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of working and relating well with a wide range of people
  • Experience of working effectively in both individual and team situations
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with core Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Outlook, Excel) and basic computer literacy
  • GIS or geography skills would be useful
  • Tono mai / How to Apply

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