Senior Analyst, Tracing & Network Analysis
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
2d ago

Job Description

Senior / Analyst Tracing and Network Analysis - Fixed Term (March 2021)

New Zealand's Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programme, is a world first effort to eradicate this cattle disease from a national herd.

Elimination of this disease will help protect the productivity of our dairy and beef industries, part of our multi-billion-dollar export economy and New Zealand way of life.

The Programme environment is dynamic, as it adapts quickly to increase the effectiveness of our eradication methods, works to reduce the impact on affected farmers, and ultimately leave New Zealand's biosecurity system stronger.

We're passionate about what we do and enjoy working with like-minded people who want to see New Zealand farming free from this disease in the future.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The Tracing and Network Analysis team are responsible for tracing animal movements and understanding the infection network using the extraction and analysis of data, to identify, movement events relevant to the programme.

The team tracking these movements of cattle using a variety of information sources, including the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme - the work is complex and detailed.

You will work with multiple databases to accurately extract and analyse data from these various sources to identify the movement of animals at risk of transmitting M.

bovis. This information is used by the Disease Control function and the wider M. bovis Programme and is used to inform actions on farms for disease control

Responsibilities (not limited to) :

  • Support the eradication programme by gathering and communicating movement information to enable the Disease Control and other teams to carry out their directives.
  • Develop an understanding of the farms that have been identified as infected properties and their context in the wider response.
  • Ensure that the allocated work is carried out efficiently and with attention to detail by working collaboratively with other members of the team.
  • senior) carry out complex, high priority / urgent tasks that may require more in-depth analysis or investigations and may have a wider span of control and work across multiple teams.

    senior) Act as an escalation point for queries within the team.

  • Provide advice when necessary to the Team Leader and / or the Manager, Tracing and Network Analysis
  • Mōu - About You

    To succeed in this role, it's essential you have a Tertiary qualification in biological sciences, Animal Science or veterinary science and an understanding of the farming sector particularly dairy farming in NZ.

    You will be working with large data sets, so you'll also be able demonstrate your ability to gather, organise, analyse and communicate information efficiently and effectively.

    Familiarity working with large data sets will see you as an expert user of Microsoft Excel and various databases and the use of common coding / database querying languages such as R, Python, SQL

    Key duties, but not limited to :

  • Experience working with computer systems and databases
  • Problem solving ability
  • Extraction and analysis of complex data sets
  • High degree of accuracy, particularly in data entry, with sound knowledge and comprehension of the English language.
  • Advanced skills with computer packages including word, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook,Excel, R
  • Mō Tātou - About MPI

    The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

    Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

    To apply for this role, you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it. To view the position description and / or apply for the role please click APPLY NOW or visit the MPI Careers Site.

    For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal. For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact steven.adam

    Applications close : Thursday 1st October

    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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