Veterinary Techncial Supervisor Reliever

Ministry of Primary Industries

Taranaki, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Apr 17

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Job Description

Veterinary Technical Supervisor Reliever - Taranaki

  • Are you looking for a Reliever role in an award-winning tourist location?
  • If you are flexible and looking for a varied role then this could be exactly what you are looking for!

The Team Manager Establishment for Wanganui is looking for a Veterinary Technical Supervisor Reliever to join the team.


About the role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

This reliever role is based in the Taranaki region, with plants ranging from Stratford to Wanganui and potentially further afield. The core of this role is to provide relief to cover both short and medium term leave at the premises based in the Taranaki region. However, there is the potential to travel further afield and also to provide occasional relief at circuit premises in the region as required.

In this position you will undertake verification activities in line with current legislation and organisational requirements, thereby permitting the issue of official assurances.

Applicants must be flexible and prepared to travel away from home as and when required (a fleet vehicle & phone will be provided).

Taranaki is a family orientated, friendly region that is well serviced and within easy reach of popular recreational surf beaches and weekend holiday hotspots such as Opunake and Oakura. The region is home to Mount Taranaki, which offers a huge range of outdoor activities, from strolls through native forests and multi-day hikes, to river rafting and winter snow sports. When it's time for something a little less energetic, take a short drive to New Plymouth and you'll discover great local shopping, cafes, restaurants and award-winning festivals, museums and galleries.


About the Team | Mō tō mātou rōpū

Reporting to the Team Manager Establishment Wanganui, the role sits within the Establishment group of the Verification Services directorate. MPI Verification Services (MPI VS) provides a range of food safety and biosecurity verification and certification services to support market access strategies and setting standards.


Skills & Experience | Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako

  • A Qualified and registered Veterinarian
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with HACCP, Quality Assurance systems, Risk Management Systems
  • Verbal and written skills, verbal and analytical reasoning skills
  • Integrity and trust, ethics and values, resilience, adaptability and openness
  • Persuading and influencing, team work, planning and organising
  • Computer literacy– can operate standard and customised software to an acceptable standard e.g. word-processing, excel, internet, email, database, secure sites, electronic certification, residues etc
  • An understanding of basic food technology

As a Reliever you will need to flexible, happy with working with ambiguity and a quick learner- the ability to pick things up quickly and run with it is key in this role. Someone who is comfortable working in different environments and likes variety would be perfect.

If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you!


How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae) please “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Sean Hill, Senior Adviser Workforce Planning for a confidential discussion by emailing 

Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks.


Applications for this role close Sunday 2nd May 2021

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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