National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Officerat Ministry for Primary Industries
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wanganui, NZ
2d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the role

  • You can expect to become warranted as a NAIT Officer.
  • Gain sound knowledge on all aspects of the NAIT scheme and NAIT Act.
  • Have practical working knowledge of the laws under which investigations and compliance activities operate.
  • Apply system thinking to proactively identify areas of non-compliance in the NAIT scheme.
  • Expertly apply the appropriate legislative tools to enable effective detection, reporting and investigation of NAIT scheme non-compliance.
  • Independently or with other NAIT Officers, prepare and present robust court prosecution cases where significant non-compliance is identified.
  • Once experience is gained, provide advice or training about NAIT to the primary production sector to increase uptake and compliance of the NAIT scheme.
  • Travel within New Zealand is required.
  • Build and sustain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako (Skills & Experience) :

  • Experience in animal production systems and knowledge of agricultural sectors.
  • Have a high degree of analytical capability along with an interest in working through large complex data sets.
  • Be a self-starter, able to take initiative and implement learnings into action.
  • Practical working knowledge or be able to demonstrate the potential to develop knowledge of the laws under which investigations and compliance activities operate including : NAIT Act, Animal Welfare Act, Evidence Act, Criminal Disclosure Act, Criminal Procedures Act, Search and Surveillance Act, Animal Products Act and Biosecurity Act.
  • Ngā Tohu (Qualification) :

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification and / or experience in animal husbandry duties.
  • Tertiary qualifications and / or equivalent regulatory, compliance and enforcement experience would be an advantage.
  • If you are successful, you will be expected to attend and successfully complete a comprehensive residential training course of up to three weeks.

    The role is an enforcement role, requiring maturity and resilience but can provide real satisfaction within a supportive and inclusive workforce.

    Join our team and feel both empowered and supported to make a difference in animal traceability and farming practice in your community.

    If this sounds like you and you have the motivation and desire to be successful within a dynamic team, we would encourage you to submit an application.

    Your cover letter and CV will be assessed against the bullet points listed above.

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