Government Services Advisor | Wellington

Posted on 22-Jun-2022
Application close date: 06-Jul-2022
Position type:
Job reference:
  • Do you have an understanding of the machinery of government and processes?
  • Are you well organised, methodical and have excellent time management skills?
  • Do you have an eye for detail and enjoy data-entry and reporting?


Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

Do you like a fast paced, dynamic environment and are you up for a challenge? Do you have a passion for conservation and want to work in an environment that aligns with your values?

Here's your chance to join a great team and make a rewarding contribution to one of Aotearoa's most valued employers.

Our Government Services team is at the core of the relationship with Ministers and Parliament, and facilitates an ambitious, multi-faceted programme of work that supports delivery of significant conservation outcomes.

The team leads and develops integrated systems and policies that span the entire Department.  In this role you will provide advice and guidance on PQ's, ministerials and OIA's, to ensure senior management can deliver quality service for the Director General and the Minister.

Due to the nature of our work, you'll prefer being officed based and working closely with colleagues. The work is fast paced, and turnarounds are in real-time, so accessing people and information quickly and effectively will be essential to your success in this role.

This permanent role is based in Wellington. We would consider a secondment for the right candidate.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

Ideally, you'll have a couple of years' experience working in a similar environment, and be experienced in responding to ministerial requests, PQ's, OIA's and have a good understanding of the business of parliament. You'll need to be solution-focused and proactive with a “can do” attitude.

You'll have editorial skills and enjoy working in a dynamic environment that will see you draw on your skills and those of others across the department, to inform robust communication between DOC and Parliament.

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. humanities, social sciences, legal)
  • 1-2 recent years' experience in a similar role
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Be confident with a variety of IT tools including, Adobe Pro and Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)
  • Good understanding of the principles of effective written communication and their application in a variety of formats
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex issues clearly, tailoring communications to meet audience needs
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills, and the ability to influence without having direct authority


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?

This role would suit someone who is keen to work in a varied and challenging role, that will see you think on your feet and work with a range of specialists in their field. The role also gives you opportunity to progress, both with the team and wider organisation.

We also offer a fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment.

If you are a motivated self-starter able to partner with key stakeholders internally and externally to achieve results, and comfortable managing multiple deadlines, this roles for you. Apply now!


Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above requirements.

For any queries, please contact Desiree Brown, or call 027 572 4182, quoting vacancy 800/1000

Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context. 

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

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