Senior Policy Analyst and Policy Analyst / Urban and Infrastructure Policy
New Zealand Government
Auckland City, AUK
6h ago
source : ExploreJobs

Auckland City, AucklandFull-time, PermanentAre you interested in helping New Zealand's towns and cities to take the opportunities offered by growth, while ensuring we maintain a high quality urban environment?

We are recruiting for two policy and planning professionals to join our Auckland based Urban and Infrastructure Policy Team.

Cities are where most of our people live, and providing good access to housing and employment, ensuring the quality of air, fresh water and marine resources, and supporting our communities to be able to adapt to the impacts of climate change are related and significant challenges for rapidly growing cities.

The Ministry needs to better understand and influence urban dynamics to achieve a great quality of life for all. This is a rare opportunity to bring your policy expertise to help shape the Ministry for the Environment's role in making NZ's towns and cities the most liveable in the world.

What you'll be doing : Based in the Auckland Policy Office, you will work on one or more of these areas : Contributing to long-

term thinking about the resource management system, including the role of spatial planning, and outcomes it needs to achieve in urban areasUnderstanding, measuring and potentially allocating the costs and benefits of urban development to improve investment and planning decisionsImproving the ways the resource management and planning system currently works in our towns and cities, including development and implementation of urban components of the national direction programmeAlongside other central government agencies, working with Auckland Council and key stakeholders on significant Auckland issues.

We are a Ministry that invests in our people. Our engaged and experienced teams will support you in your role and there will be opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and experience.

What you will bring : To be successful in the role of a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst you will be able to demonstrate the skills described below.

As a Policy Analyst you will ideally have some relevant experience to bring to the role although applications from graduates are welcome.

You will have a can do attitude, willingness to learn and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.This is an exciting opportunity for you.

We are looking for people who can bring all or some of the following : analytical skills and strong written and oral communication skillsable to connect with partners and stakeholders, applying influencing skills and building relationshipsability to work across a number of work streams and to manage competing prioritiescomfort in working with ambiguity and adaptability to changing priorities and new and emerging issuesability to apply project management principlessignificant drive to continually grow and develop both yourself and those around youYou are likely to have an academic qualification in public policy, law, economics, planning or environmental and social sciences.

Experience working in central and / or local government and with or in the private sector would be welcome.In addition, the ideal candidate for the Senior Policy Analyst will have : A working knowledge of the RMA, particularly on planning and consentingGreat policy skills and experienceThe ability to connect RMA practice to policyFurther Information : The Policy Analyst description is attached for your information.

The salary range is from $60,605 to $81,994The Senior Policy Analyst description is attached for your information. The salary range is from $86,005 to $116,360We support flexible approaches to work to ensure that we have the best person for the role.

This includes part time and job share working arrangements and the ability to work from multiple locations it's a great time to be part of an agency delivering on its commitment to flexible working as well as diversity and inclusion.

How to apply : Click on the Apply Online button below to complete the questionnaire and submit along with your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role.

If you require further information, please contact Kate Sedgley or Linley Wilkinson, Manager (job share) Urban and Infrastructure Policy Auckland, on 022 0764508 or 022 493 0144.

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