Team Leader Indicators and Warnings
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
5d ago

Job Description

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

The Biosecurity Intelligence team is comprised of talented and innovative scientists, social scientists, intelligence analysts and data scientists.

Team members work collaboratively, drawing on each of these disciplines to provide robust, threat intelligence for operational and strategic decision makers across the biosecurity system.

As one of two team leaders within the wider team you will be responsible for leading a small group of biosecurity intelligence analysts who are developing a forecasting and early warning system for Biosecurity New Zealand.

You will be a key team member who will work closely with the overall team manager and the analysts to shape and deliver scientific threat intelligence, while engaging across MPI to ensure that the intelligence produced is actionable, fit for purpose and client focussed.

If you are innovative, creative, comfortable with ambiguity, appreciative of a positive work culture, and enjoy pushing doctrinal boundaries, then come and join one of the most exciting and forward-thinking teams within MPI.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Mōu - About You

Our ideal candidate will have :

  • A postgraduate qualification in a subject of relevance to biosecurity intelligence work, such as : intelligence, biosecurity science, security, international studies, or human behaviours.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical reasoning skills, including an ability to draw on a wide range of disciplines to elicit coherent understanding and insight.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability in developing and maintaining successful working relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in staff supervision and coaching.
  • Previous experience in intelligence processes and analysis (particularly open source intelligence).
  • Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua : - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Parental leave ex-gratia payment
  • Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses / frames
  • Flexible working. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible.
  • Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks

    Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last ten ( 10) years , OR
  • is a citizen of, and / or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years : either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA;
  • and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.
  • If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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