Current vacancies at the National Emergency Management Agency and in the Civil Defence and Emergency Management sector (CDEM).
National Emergency Management Agency vacancies
Extend your hazard risk management and emergency management career and make a positive impact to the lives of New Zealanders
Permanent leadership role based in Wellington CBD
We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader, Hazard Risk Management & Analysis to join our agency. This is your chance to be part of a team that is hugely influential and passionate when it comes to building New Zealand's disaster risk management and resilience.
About the National Emergency Management Agency
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is a departmental agency hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. It provides leadership in reducing risk, being ready for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.
This is a challenging role in a high performing agency. As the Team Leader, Hazard Risk Management & Analysis, you will be responsible for:
- Providing strategic thought leadership on hazard risk management, risk reduction and resilience research, policy and practice to achieve the strategic outcomes of the National Disaster Resilience Strategy;
- Providing expert advice on hazard risk management, risk reduction and resilience issues and opportunities, policy, strategy and practice;
- Developing and promulgating best practice including codes of practice, standards, structures, frameworks, doctrine, and guidelines which enhance the development and delivery of hazard risk management, risk reduction and resilience building activities;
- Facilitating multi-agency forums to progress hazard risk management, risk reduction and resilience policy and practice;
- Influencing and championing hazard risk management, risk reduction and resilience policy and practice with internal and external stakeholders at senior, executive and ministerial levels.
You are a strategic and influential leader able to effectively communicate complex concepts and objectives to a wide range of stakeholders and collaborate across multi-agency forums to achieve collective outcomes and objectives related to hazard risk management, risk reduction and resilience. Our ideal candidate will possess:
- Experience in managing and leading teams and bringing out the best in staff to deliver high quality, fit-for-purpose results;
- A tertiary qualification in hazard risk management, emergency management, or related discipline;
- Experience in planning, project and programme management, including public sector and/or commercial contexts;
- Knowledge of the machinery of government;
- Knowledge of local government policy and practice;
- Demonstrated experience leading the successful delivery of high quality hazard risk management, risk reduction, or resilience initiatives;
- Experience leading and chairing multi-agency projects, programmes or committees, working collectively to deliver sustainable, long-term improvements;
- Strong experience building and maintaining effective relationships across a range of groups and individuals with potentially conflicting interests;
- Advanced level of communication and well developed interpersonal skills at a strategic stakeholder level, including effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
The indicative remuneration range for the Team Leader role is $131,987 - $155,279.
This position requires you to successfully obtain and maintain a 'Top Secret' security clearance and only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 6 March 2020.
CDEM sector vacancies
Applications close Wednesday 19 February 2020.
The Tauranga City Council is looking for an Organisational Readiness Advisor to join their Emergency Management team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that Council is prepared to support their communities respond to and recover from disruptive events and emergencies. They will lead the design, development and delivery of the Council emergency training and exercising programme and continuous improvement processes. They will also have a key role collaborating with Council emergency response partners to co-design and maintain the collective, multi-agency, all-hazard response and recovery framework - Tauranga's blueprint for emergency response and recovery.
For more information about this opportunity, see the full listing on the Tauranga City Council website.
Palmerston North is a vibrant, progressive and ambitious city. The city is experiencing growth in all sectors, and competes with other regional centres amidst technological and demographic change for capital, talent and visitors.
In this context Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) provides services to 90,000 residents, employing 600 staff across a broad range of functions. PNCC is leading a bold new vision for Palmerston North: ‘small city benefits, big city ambition’ that will help the metro achieve its potential, capitalise on its strengths, and thrive in the future. To support its transformation, PNCC is currently seeking expressions of interest in the appointment of a Head of Risk and Resilience.
This role is responsible for the leadership and delivery of PNCC’s Risk and Resilience functions (risk management, security, business continuity planning, and civil defence and emergency management). The role includes development and oversight of risk and resilience-related organisational frameworks, and leadership of the range of risk and resilience work programmes.
Success in this role lies in balancing several key functions: the building and maintenance of relevant stakeholders across the region, the effective team leadership and enablement of subject matter experts, and an ability to provide high-quality, programme-level oversight of the functions covered within Risk and Resilience. As such, this role would suit an experienced leader who is passionate about combining technical excellence with a commitment to positively building the profile of this team’s function – both within PNCC and beyond.
To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.
Applications close on 2 March 2020 at 8.00am.
Applications close 5pm, Sunday 8 March 2020.
Emergency Management Bay of Plenty is looking for an experienced communicator who can manage both day-to-day and emergency/crisis communications. The unique new role has two distinct modes of operation; a business as usual component that focuses on relationship management, collaboration and planning for different types of emergencies, and a response component that operates in a dynamic, fast paced environment rapidly responding to the unfolding needs of an emergency.
This important role will oversee communications for the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group including public information management, media management, public relations, publication development, social media and marketing.
For more information about this opportunity, see the full listing on Seek.co.nz.
To list a role please email our communications team at email@example.com