New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team Volunteer opportunities

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  • New Zealand
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Website NZcivildefence Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

A second round of recruitment for the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team (EMAT) is underway with geospatial and information management listed among the skills and experience that are of particular interest.

Further details on EMAT, including insights from EMAT cadre members on the value of the initiative to their home agencies, are available at

New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team recruitment

The New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team (or EMAT) is a new capability in the emergency management system. Its establishment is the Government’s response to the recommendations to establish a ‘fly-in team’ in the Technical Advisory Group’s report on better responses to natural disasters and other emergencies. The name reflects the purpose and structure of the team, which is to provide specialist capability enhancement to assist and support the affected incident controller and their incident management team manage an emergency.

Applicants will need to provide a covering letter, up to date and relevant CV as well as organisation approval in principle. Short-listed applicants will be panel interviewed between 4-15 November 2019 and successful candidates will be asked to complete a series of psychometric tests before being invited to attend the initial training course as the final stage of assessment.

Applicants need to be available during the interview and initial training and confirmation course dates.

Visit for more information and to submit your application to be an EMAT volunteer by 5pm Friday 11 October 2019. Enquiries can made to Victoria Brice, Recruitment Specialist – H2R Consulting or phone 04 4999471.