Kaitaatari | Analysts - RM Spatial Planning Act Cross-Agency Unit
Ministry for the Environment
Wellington, New Zealand
6d ago

Job Description

The Spatial Planning Act (SPA) policy unit is seeking expressions of interest for multiple Analyst one-year secondment or fixed term positions to 30 June 2023.

These are exciting roles offering a unique opportunity to work as part of a strong multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team to deliver and implement a major policy reform project.

Mō mātou About us

The SPA is one of the Acts replacing the Resource Management Act 1991 (along with the Natural and Built Environments Act and the Climate Change Adaption Act).

Its focus is to facilitate regions taking a longer term, integrated view of their growth, development, environment aspirations and challenges through the creation of regional spatial strategies (RSS).

It is a cross-cutting and novel piece of legislation and will form a new part of Aotearoa New Zealand's Resource Management system.

To oversee the development and implementation of the SPA, an interdepartmental executive board comprising Chief Executives from the Ministry for the Environment, the Treasury, Ministry for Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Transport, Department of Conservation and Department of Internal Affairs was set up under the Public Service Act 2020.

The SPA policy unit is responsible for developing and implementing the SPA and reports to the Board. The unit is a highly supportive and collegial team, comprised of senior public servants from seven agencies.

It is hosted by the Ministry for the Environment and works closely with Ministry for the Environment teams responsible for wider resource management reform.

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi About this role

Following the completion of the main policy development process in 2021 / 22, the unit is expanding to support the implementation phase of the reform programme.

The unit's core deliverables for 2022 / 23 include :

  • Supporting the Strategic Planning Bill through the legislative process, with introduction expected in 2022 Q3
  • Developing the institutional arrangements and strategic regional priorities to support central government's role on regional spatial strategy committees
  • Working closely with the Ministry for the Environment to support the transition and implementation of the new Resource Management system, with a particular focus on setting up the process to develop the first regional spatial strategies.
  • As an Analyst you will be providing analysis and support across one or more of the team's most complex and high priority projects, which include :

  • Developing national direction and central government regional priorities for the committees developing the initial regional spatial strategies
  • Advice on the institutional arrangements to support central government's representation on those committees.
  • Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

    These roles would suit experienced policy professionals who :

  • Understand central government's role in resource management
  • Understand the interface between central and local government - experience working with local government is advantageous.
  • Have a strong generalist policy skill set.
  • Would like to be involved in a major reform programme, with the opportunity to work alongside colleagues drawn from a range of different agencies.
  • Are highly skilled in relationship management, communication and working collaboratively.
  • Have excellent relationship development skills and an ability to connect at the highest level verbally or through written communication.
  • Are great team players and agile thinkers.
  • Familiarity with RM system and National Direction would be an advantage. Experience in Climate Change policy or National infrastructure would also be an advantage.

    Tono ināianei Apply Now

    Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note : your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.

    If you would like to discuss these roles further, we would be pleased to chat with you! Please contact Jane.White mfe.govt.

    nz and Jessica.Rowe mfe.govt.nz.

    Rā Katinga Applications close : end of Sunday 3 July 2022 . We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may commence interviews and appointments ahead of the close date.

    Note : If you are looking for a secondment please ensure you have permission from your current manager.

    The location for this role is flexible which means you can work anywhere in New Zealand and there is an option to work from home.

    As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and the business. We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.

    We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is he rau kotahi tangata' embracing our multiple talents by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.

    We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

    We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.

    You can contact us at vacancy mfe.govt.nz if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

    From 18, May 2022 we have suspended our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy until further notice. A My Vaccine Pass is no longer required by employees, visitors, suppliers and contractors.

    However, the policy may be reinstated if new public health advice comes to hand or a new variant emerges.

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