Senior Analyst Field Measurement Approach (FMA)
Ministry for Primary Industries NZ
Wellington, Wellington, NZ
4d ago
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Senior Analyst Field Measurement Approach (FMA)

Ministry for Primary Industries NZ Wellington Central, North Island

Salary : $67,000 - $91,000, depenent on skill and experience

Our Senior FMA Analyst works as a technical leader and is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Field Measurement Approach (FMA).

The FMA is the key component ensuring the accuracy of the unit allocated to over 80% of the forest land in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

The focus of the role is to process forestry inventory data, provide advice, and support the operation of the FMA components of the ETS under the Climate Change Response Act (CCRA).

What you will do :

You will have the opportunity to lead the implementation of a world-leading, national-scale forest carbon assessment approach.

This will include identifying opportunities to enhance the technical operation of the approach and working to improve the regulatory and operational policies around its use.

The Field Measurement Approach (FMA) is a national-scale measurement-based approach to forest carbon assessment under the ETS.

Across the current 5year period we expect around 30,000 sample plots to be measured by forestry participants, and submitted to us for processing.

Post-1989 forests registered in the ETS sequester some 6 million tonnes of CO2 annually valued at approximately $460 million.

This sequestration is a major contributor to lowering New Zealand's domestic net Greenhouse Gas emissions, and enabling us to achieve the Zero Carbon by 2050 goal.

In this role you will have the opportunity to :

Become the technical leader on operational matters relating to forestry in the NZETS, including implementation to service new Legislation and Regulations on forest carbon accounting / reporting.

Provide technical knowledge and input for forest inventory, forest growth modelling, carbon allocation, and the operation of the FMA to produce carbon yield tables for NZETS participants

Ensure continuity for on-going technical operation and enhancement of the FMA, including business process and software development to support existing and new functionality

Collaborate externally with stakeholders in Government and the private sector to share subject matter expertise and establish yourself as a trusted adviser with the forestry sector

Contribute to the direction of the climate change operations environment and lead the deliver on all aspects of carbon accounting and reporting for forestry participants under the NZETS, on behalf of the New Zealand Government

For more information on forestry in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme click here.

Ideally you will bring your mix of unique skills, and technical knowledge, including experience using modelling and statistical principals.

You will have an inquisitive nature, and a willingness to explore ways to help lead the way as we seek to realise the potential of forest carbon in supporting our emissions reductions targets.

You will also have :

Strong technical knowledge and experience in large-scale modelling and be familiar with the associated science and technology.

Experience in operational data analysis, interpretation, and quality assurance, and in providing technical solutions, advice and training.

Knowledge of forest growth modelling and carbon accounting is an advantage, as is experience with specification and development of technical software.

Knowledge of GIS and image interpretation is also an advantage although not a requirement for the role.

Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days

Career development and internal opportunities across the Branch and organisation

Wellness benefit for employee

Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes

See the benefits of working at MPI

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

We are a team of experts with massive breadth of experience, offering opportunities to break out of our comfort zone and embrace intellectual and complex challenges.

We're working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.

Forestry is one of our country's most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau, a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt.

Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about Te Uru Rākau and what we do please click here.

To join a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities click on our link below!

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

To view the position description and / or apply for the role please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB or visit the MPI Careers Site.

For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Tamzyn Luafalealo, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor on 04- 894 0718 or mpi.

govt.nz , quoting job no : MPI22 / 1627555.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity.

Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally.

We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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