Official Information Act Advisor
Department of Conservation
Wellington, New Zealand
2d ago

Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive

At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives.

Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.

He angitūtanga About the role

The OIA Team forms part of the wider Government Services Team. The OIA team develop and own systems to support all of DOC with managing OIAs and ensuring appropriate engagement around information releases across DOC and with external parties, including the Minister.

In this role you'll provide advice and trouble-shoot on matters that are particularly sensitive or complex, especially those that involve ethics and public service standards.

You will also get exposure to briefing the Senior Leadership Team and providing strategic advice.

If you have the following attributes and experience, we are keen to hear from you :

  • At least 2+ years' experience in an OIA or Ministerial environment
  • Experienced developing and presenting metrics to a broad audience
  • Have strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience of using a workflow management tool
  • Effective and persuasive communicator both written and oral
  • Strong team player
  • Please note, this position will be Wellington based.

    Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

    We are looking for a proactive and committed individual who is confident giving advice across the business on OIA and associated matters.

    Working closely alongside our legal and media teams, you will utilise your keen risk radar, strong attention to detail and listening skills to ensure consistent and accurate advice is given.

    There's plenty of interesting work and opportunities to broaden your skills and grow your career with DOC.

    Mō te tīma About the team

    The team is a diverse team, and we keep the team spirit and connection alive through real-time, twice daily stand ups to ensure we're all working collectively to achieve great work.

    Mō mātou About us

    Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

    Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate)guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.

    Ko ngā hua What we offer

    We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations.

    Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes :

  • Flexible working options where applicable
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
  • Tono ināianei Apply now

    Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

    The salary range for this position is $72,610- $92,780 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience

    Rā katinga Applications close : Sunday 29 May 2022.

    Me he pātai anō Further enquiries contact Annie Colebrook at acolebrook

    Taupānga Job Reference : DOC / 1629468

    Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

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