Geospatial Intelligence Analyst (Biosecurity)

  • Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Applications have closed.

Website Ministry for Primary Industries

Are you looking to make a difference to things that matter for New Zealand?

New Zealand’s economy, environment and way of life rely on effectively protecting the border from pests and diseases.

Keeping track of changes worldwide that continually challenge these protections will be the job of a new team – the Biosecurity Intelligence Team— being established at the Ministry for Primary Industries in Wellington, New Zealand.

Biosecurity intelligence is a specialised field focused on integrating science with the analysis of human behaviour – economic, political, and environmental – that impacts the spread of pests and diseases. The Ministry for Primary Industries is increasing its intelligence capability to better target biosecurity risk at the border.

About the Role

We are looking for a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst with a strong GIS and data management background that will be an integral part of the team dedicated to analysing and forecasting threats to New Zealand biosecurity, alongside MPI’s existing intelligence function.  You will work within an intelligence framework to provide dedicated analysis and decision advice on threats to New Zealand’s biosecurity.

Reporting to the Team Manager you will support the delivery of timely intelligence products to identify risk or develop insights into opportunities for primary industries. You’ll need to be comfortable in an ambiguous environment.

A necessary part of your role will be to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

You will have access to a suite of GIS tools and help shape requirements for new analytical tools whilst pushing the boundaries of new and emerging technologies with application to intelligence.

Security Clearance

Security clearance to the level of TOP SECRET or TSS is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain this clearance.  More information about security clearances can be found at

Benefits of Working at MPI include:

•Three additional annual leave days

•Career development and internal opportunities across the Operations branch and organisation

•Wellness benefit for employees

•Health insurance reduced premiums

•Social club

•Comprehensive induction

About the Organisation

MPI’s purpose is to grow and protect New Zealand. MPI is helping maximise 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. We employ over 2,200 staff in 70 locations both here and overseas.

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.

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

How to Apply

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.

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

If you have any questions about the role, contact Bronwynne Kwok at

Applications close on Friday 20 July 2018.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone’s differences are valued and respected. We welcome enquires from everyone and value diversity in the workplace and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements. MPI is an employer of choice.