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MCDEM vacancies

Emergency Management Advisor / Senior Advisor - National Operations

This is your chance to be part of a small and growing team that is hugely influential and passionate when it comes to building New Zealand's resilience.

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is a business unit of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. It provides leadership in reducing risk, being ready for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

We're looking for an Emergency Management Advisor / Senior Advisor National Operations to join our small, but highly productive team.

The Advisor/Senior Advisor role offers a great opportunity to take your customer service and information management skills to the next level in a fast-paced environment. You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders in the development and implementation of an upgraded emergency management information system and act as the 'champion' for the effective use of this SharePoint solution across the Civil Defence sector.

You will use your technical know-how and apply a very strong customer relationship focus as you work and collaborate with colleagues within MCDEM, and externally with Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups, Central Agency Shared Services IT specialists, vendors and partner agencies.

This is a challenging role in a high performing team - we're looking for the right candidate to shape the future of our Emergency Management Information System.

As part of the Advisor/Senior Advisor role you will play an important part in our Duty Team and helping New Zealand to respond to emergency events.

We are interested in hearing from someone who can work with a high degree of autonomy and self-management.

You will have experience in:

  • Working in an operational environment with times of high pressure;
  • Developing and maintaining operational processes and systems;
  • Translating technical speak into plain and understandable language;
  • Developing and delivering training; and
  • Establishing strong and enduring relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

This position requires you to successfully obtain and maintain a 'Secret' or higher security clearance and only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 2 October 2017.

If you are keen to be part of a passionate, committed team please contact Jo Guard, Team Leader, National Operations at for further information.

See the job description for more information



CDEM sector vacancies


Emergency Management Bay of Plenty is once again looking for a summer student for the period  20 November 2017 to 9 February 2018. 

Looking for some work experience relevant to your studies? Come and see what Bay of Plenty Regional Council can offer you!

Aquatic Pest Advocacy, marine ecology, freshwater ecology,  Maori policy administration, engagement & community engagement, sediment monitoring, information management, software development, software engineering, People and Capability (HR) project assistance, Emergency Management communication systems - these are just a few of the programmes run for the summer of 2016/2017!

We will be recruiting for our 2017/2018 Internship vacancies September 2017 so keep our website on your favourites page and check in regularly!  We expect to have about 35 fixed-term positions from 20 November 2017 to 9 February 2018.

We will update this page as our programmes for this summer are finalised.

A little heads up - ideally applicants should have the following:

  • Be studying or plan to commence studying towards a relevant tertiary qualification relating to the activities of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council
  • Hold a current driver's licence (manual vehicles)
  • Have sound Microsoft Office skills.

Recruitment Timeline for our Internship Programme:

18 September 2017 - Vacancies will be advertised on our website. 

29 September 2017- Applications close for vacancies. 

October 2017 - Selection process and offer letters sent end of October. 

20 November 2017 - Induction and Programme Starts!


Find details on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council recruitment page.

Applications close on 1st October 2017 at 5pm.


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