Ministerial Advisor
New Zealand Government Jobs
Wellington, Wairarapa, New Zealand
9d ago

Ministerial Advisor

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) occupies a unique position at the centre of New Zealand's system of democratic government.

It supports the effective conduct of executive government by the Prime Minister, the Governor-General and members of the Cabinet.

DPMC's principal role is provision of advice, on a daily basis, to the Prime Minister and Cabinet on the wide range of complex issues that confront the Government -

particularly its policy priorities.

One of the groups within DPMC is the Office of the Chief Executive (OCE). The OCE provides leadership, coordination and guidance across the department.

The Ministerial Services team is a key part of the OCE.

Key responsibilities of the Advisor role include :

  • Managing responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests, Privacy Act requests and Ministerial correspondence
  • Managing responses to Ombudsman investigations
  • Supporting the written Parliamentary Questions process for DPMC including the drafting and coordinating of responses from the Prime Minister's Office, the Office of the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and the Office of the Minister of Civil Defence
  • Providing high level advice and support to staff from DPMC and Ministers' offices in relation to applying the OIA and the Privacy Act
  • Providing high levels of customer service, advice and assistance to DPMC staff about the processes, procedures and requirements relating to OIA and Privacy Act requests, written PQs, Ministerial correspondence as well as support to staff in the provision of briefings and other documentation to Ministers' offices
  • Independently managing complex pieces of work or issues with a solutions focus
  • Supporting the Director - Office of the Chief Executive, Manager Ministerial Services and other OCE staff as required
  • Key attributes required to be successful include :

  • A thorough understanding of the Official Information Act, Privacy Act and Public Records Act
  • Proven experience in identifying issues and risks and devising appropriate solutions
  • Significant experience in answering parliamentary and / or select committee questions
  • Quality communication skills
  • The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Being a team player
  • The indicative remuneration for this role is $61,967 to $92,951.

    Applications for the roles close on midday 25 June 2018. We ask all applications to be made online. To apply, please click the Apply Now button below and submit your CV and cover letter.

    For further information regarding this role please contact Chris O'Gorman, Chris.O'Gorman dpmc.govt.nz.

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