Geospatial Intelligence Analyst (2 positions) Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) - Wellington

Closing Date: February 3, 2021

  • Are you a talented and innovative geospatial analyst looking for a new challenge? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues from other disciplines? Would you like to contribute to New Zealand’s national security?
  • We have a fantastic opportunity for a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst to bring their skills and expertise into our friendly, multidisciplinary Biosecurity Intelligence team.
  • Biosecurity intelligence is an emerging discipline that integrates science with the analysis of the human behaviours that influence the global spread of pests and diseases. MPI’s Biosecurity Intelligence team is responsible for providing operational and strategic threat intelligence to decision makers. The team operate an early warning system by monitoring offshore threats and issuing timely warnings of developing or changing threats.
  • The Geospatial Intelligence Analyst (GIA) provides geospatial support for the team’s monitoring and reporting activities, contributes to and may lead the analysis underpinning threat assessments, and supports other team members to use geospatial tools in their work. As the sole geospatial expert in the team, the GIA is proactive in applying their knowledge of advances in geospatial and imagery tools and techniques to enhance the team’s work.
  • As the successful applicant:
    • You’ll be an experienced geospatial analyst who is able to plan, lead and deliver analyses that assist the team to identify and monitor biosecurity threats.
    • You will be comfortable working with ambiguity and adapting to changing requirements.
    • You’ll be skilled in working collaboratively with colleagues from other disciplines and you’ll enjoy developing and maintaining networks with the wider geospatial community.
    • You’ll understand the importance of good data governance and will be able to develop and maintain geospatial databases.
    • Intelligence experience is desirable but not essential, training in intelligence techniques and tradecraft will be provided.
  • The salary for this role is circa $75k to $89k depending on skills and experience.
  • The successful applicant must be able to obtain a higher level security clearance.
    • Most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last ten (10) years, OR
    • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
    • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.
    • If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
  • Applications close: Wednesday 3 February 2021.

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