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MCDEM and CDEM sector vacancies

MCDEM vacancies

Support Coordinator (2)

We currently have 2 permanent vacancies for Support Coordinators to provide efficient, high quality support to managers and staff across MCDEM. The roles are a chance to be part of a small and growing department that is passionate about building New Zealand's resilience.

Role responsibilities include: 

  • Providing high quality administrative support across the Ministry
  • Business support for meetings, workshops and events
  • Processing of invoices
  • Travel and accommodation booking

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • General office and administration experience, including minute taking
  • Experience in providing financial administration support, e.g. accounts, purchases, coding invoices;
  • Demonstrated experience using document management systems
  • The ability to multi task, reprioritise and react to issues that arise during the day whilst keeping calm and professional in demanding situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong customer focus

In addition to the above, you will be part of the MCDEM Duty Team. This involves being on a duty roster to support the response to emergencies. Full training will be provided.

This is an opportunity to provide support to a Ministry making a real difference building the resilience of New Zealand. If this sounds like something you would like to be an integral part of, please contact us today.

The indicative remuneration range on this role is $41,910 to $52,387.

To be considered for this role you must have be able to obtain a Confidential National Security clearance.

Applications close Sunday 7 May

View the job description.

CDEM sector vacancies

Regional Director Emergency Management and Natural Hazards, West Coast Regional Council

This role is pivotal in connecting and engaging with all agencies that have a role to play in CDEM to enable planning across the 4R’s of risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery from emergencies.

Whilst an emergency management or natural hazards qualification would be advantageous more importantly you are a natural team player who will thrive on the opportunity to work collaboratively with professionals from diverse organisations to achieve the shared vision for civil defence.

As a highly motivated team player your organisation and planning skills will be paired with your excellent communication skills making you the ideal candidate.

More information including a position description

Applications close: 28th April 2017.



Regional Manager, Wellington Civil Defence Emergency Management

This exciting role is responsible for leading the resilience building for the Wellington region. The Regional Manager is effective through building relationships across the councils, central government and the sector, ensuring our region is prepared for emergency events and our communities are resilient and well informed.

This role is the central member of a wide network of resources and the person appointed will bring a step change to the vision and strategy for the region’s emergency management approach, and will provide leadership in working with key stakeholders to deliver the strategy.

This role reports directly to Chair of the region’s Coordinating Executives Group, and to the Chief Executive of Greater Wellington Regional Council as the employer.

The ideal person will have:

  • Qualifications, skills, personal attributes and experience
  • Experience leading a high performing organisation characterised by excellent relationships, good planning and good systems;
  • Success at building effective relationships with staff and key stakeholders designed to harness the synergies that come with partnership;
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, motivation and advocacy skills;
  • Strong organisational  acumen and an ability to source, adapt, and implement best practice models to produce value for money outcomes, often able to find alternative solutions to traditional challenges; and,
  • Personal resilience
  • A willingness to go the extra distance in support of team/community outcomes

View the job description

Applications close 5 pm Friday 5 May 2017



Principal Advisor Recovery, Auckland Council

Be part of Auckland's evolution in emergency management, where building resilience and community engagement are at the heart of what we do, resulting in community connectedness which is a key outcome of our vision.

This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to minimising the impact of natural and man-made disasters on Auckland's communities.

The focus of this role will be on enhancing our recovery capability through the effective and efficient coordination of recovery support to those (individuals, whanau and communities) directly affected by an emergency. This includes interacting with the built, natural, economic, business, social and cultural environments and taskgroups.  This support extends throughout response to the recovery phase.

You will be tasked with managing all internal and external relationships with strategic partner agencies so having a network within emergency service agencies will be looked upon favourably.

Key Responsibilities

This is an awesome opportunity to really influence and contribute to the lives of over 1.5 million Aucklanders therefore we are looking for someone who has:

  • Proven practical experience in emergency / risk management and/or experience in a field related to recovery management - working with diverse cultures and communities.
  • Proven relationship management.
  • Proven holistic thinking and delivering the strategy behind it.
  • Excellent communication / presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deliver under pressure.
  • Excellent administration and coordination skills.
  • Priority management and time management

A current and relevant NZ Driver's license is required or other applicable way of travelling across the region

This is one role where you can really make a difference to New Zealand's largest city to make our size work.  You'll be part of a skilled, knowledgeable and high-performing team and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. 

Whilst this is Auckland based, you will be communicating and coordinating with other civil defence teams and may be called on to assist in emergencies in other regions when required.

View the job description.

Applications close Monday 8th May, 2017 at 10.30pm



Emergency Management Officer - Welfare, Marlborough District Council

Join the CDEM team and help build community resilience in Marlborough.

This Emergency Management Officer role supports the Council’s Emergency Services Manager to build community resilience in collaboration with partner agencies and stakeholders including government agencies, iwi and not-for-profit organisations. At times it may also work across the “4R’s” of Civil Defence Emergency Management (reduction, readiness, response and recovery).

Ordinarily a person in this permanent part-time position works 6 hours per day Monday to Friday. During emergency events flexibility is expected and longer hours may be needed.  

If you have a passion for the wellbeing of communities and have a proven track record in:

  • leadership
  • relationship-building
  • coordination
  • planning
  • effective written communication

then this role will give you the opportunity to make a positive difference.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on 8 May 2017.

View the job description

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