Senior Investigations Analyst / Investigations Analyst MPI - Auckland

Closing Date: February 24, 2020

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

MPI is looking for an Investigation Analyst to join the Ministry for Primary Industries within the Compliance Services Directorate of the Operations Branch.

This group is responsible for investigations leading to criminal proceedings. The team services a range of MPI administered legislation – Biosecurity Act 1993, Animal Products Act 1999, Animal Welfare Act 1999, Fisheries Act 1996, Forests Act 1949, Food Act 2014, Hazardous Substances and New Organisms 1996, Trade in Endangered Species 1989, Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines 1997 and more. The Senior Investigation Analyst will work closely with all MPI Operations teams and other New Zealand and international regulatory and law enforcement agencies for the purposes of gathering, analysing and the dissemination of intelligence and information.

The role, based at the MPI Auckland office in Mangere, provides investigative support and effective tactical and operational intelligence that is critical in identifying, planning, and conducting compliance investigations; and the capacity to analyse data and deliver value added business / intelligence products, which will inform Compliance Investigation Managers and Compliance Investigators on:

  • decision making regarding the deployment of investigation resources across legislation administered by MPI;
  • business reporting regarding deployment of investigation resources; and
  • the delivery of intelligence led compliance investigations.


Mōu – About You

  • Knowledge of the Intelligence Cycle
  • Working knowledge of collecting and interpreting information
  • Data mining, research and analytical ability
  • Working knowledge and experience in collection, development and analysis of information to produce actionable intelligence for the purpose of investigation
  • Understanding legislation in a criminal investigation context.

You will need to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively in both spoken and written form with a wide range of people, time management and planning skills, and the use of problem solving techniques.


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to secure export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.


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.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


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

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees

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Wā Mahi Ngāwari – Flexible Working

If you’re interested we are open to discussing flexible working options with you.  This can take many forms such as (but not limited to) reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, compressed hours or term-time work.  Please feel free to talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what’s possible for the role.


Whakamātau Whakapōauau me te Waipiro – Drug and Alcohol Screening

 Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.


Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru – Security checks

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.

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Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply


To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” 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.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is 24th February 2020

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Jolene Ingram for a confidential discussion on 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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