Geospatial Intelligence Analyst Ministry for Primary Industries - Wellington

Closing Date: February 3, 2021

Job Description

  • 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.


Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

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.


Mōu – About You

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.


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – Benefits of working at MPI

  • Brand new offices close to Railway Station
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Study assistance may be available
  • Flexible working. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

See the benefits of working at MPI


The salary for this role is circa $75k to $89k depending on skills and experience.


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-checktool.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.


Ahurea – Culture

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.


Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site.

For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

The closing date is Wednesday 3 February 2021.

If you have any questions about the role, please email


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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