Establishment Veterinarian (VTS2)
Ministry for Primary Industries
Palmerston North, NZ
3d ago

Job Description

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

The purpose of this role within Verification Services (VS) is to provide a range of food safety and biosecurity verification and certification services to support market access strategies and setting standards.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone who prides themselves in their ability to communicate and educate others.

The role is varied, and you will be expected to do the following

  • Communicate well with internal and external stakeholders
  • Check regulations are being followed to ensure animal welfare
  • Complete ante mortem inspections and investigate animal welfare cases.
  • Maintain knowledge within the farming communities and be involved in on farm verification!
  • Provide certification for animal meat exports
  • Mō te peka - About the Branch

    Reporting to the Team Manager Establishment Palmerston North, the role sits within the Establishment group of the Verification Services directorate.

    MPI Verification Services (MPI VS) provides a range of food safety and biosecurity verification and certification services to support market access strategies and setting standards.

  • The Plant is just north of Bulls and is in a very attractive rural area. It is in easy driving distance from Palmerston North and Feilding;
  • and much closer to Marton. The hours of work at the plant are from 6.30 a.m to 5 a.m with the hours covered by 3 veterinarians.

    Live the rural life or live in Palmerston North to have a city life!

    Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako Skills & Experience

    The successful candidate will :

  • Be a Qualified and registered Veterinarian
  • Have knowledge of the principles and practices associated with HACCP, Quality Assurance systems, Risk Management Systems
  • Have verbal and written skills, verbal, and analytical reasoning skills
  • Demonstrate integrity and trust, ethics and values, resilience, adaptability, and openness
  • Have experience persuading and influencing, teamwork, planning and organising
  • Have computer literacy can operate standard and customised software to an acceptable standard e.g. word-processing, excel, internet, email, database, secure sites, electronic certification, residues etc
  • Understand basic food technology
  • Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua : - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Shift work is rewarded with increased leave entitlements and a pay advantage
  • Joining VS can be a gateway to a wider career path within the Ministry for Primary Industries. This is a great entry point opportunity into a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation that wants you to achieve your potential.
  • If selected, you'll receive six to eight weeks of full-time technical training prior to being warranted under the relevant legislation.
  • We have ongoing, on-site based practical training, mentoring and technical support for you in your new role.

  • You'll be given the opportunity to further develop technical and management skills with a comprehensive in-service training which includes interpersonal and communication skills, as these are critical aspects in this position.
  • Salary from this role starts from $89,133 progressing with experience to $104,863 per annum plus benefits. Starting salary will be dependent on the successful applicants' skills and experience.

    In addition to salary we offer overtime and shift allowances.

    Whakamātau Whakapōauau me te Waipiro - Drug and Alcohol Screening

    Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant / s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test.

    Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.

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