Current vacancies at the National Emergency Management Agency and in the Civil Defence and Emergency Management sector (CDEM).

Please note: As part of working within NEMA, there may be a requirement for staff to respond to emergency activations in the event of a national emergency response.  This may involve working at the NCMC which is an operational environment requiring a control and command approach. Response could involve working outside of normal working hours (including weekends, public holidays, and/or nightshifts) if an emergency response of national significance occurs.  

National Emergency Management Agency vacancies

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) provides national leadership to New Zealand’s distributed emergency management system. NEMA’s primary focus is on the performance and capability of the emergency management system as a whole, across all hazards and all risks and the 4 Rs of risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery. We are going through an exciting phase of growth and there will be more opportunities with NEMA over the coming months.

NEMA values diversity and inclusion. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our communities. We value and respect the contributions of our people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We support flexible ways of working that bring out the best in you.

NEMA recognises the continuing partnership Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to doing our part to deliver on the Crown’s commitments to Māori under Te Tiriti. We strive to actively build te Ao Māori perspectives and capability into our day to day work, values and practices.

This page will be updated with information on new roles and opportunities to work at the NEMA.

For questions regarding NEMA Recruitment, please contact 

NEMA vacancies

CDEM sector vacancies

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