GIS Analyst

Website Ministry of Primary Industries

Te Uru Rakau

GIS Analyst

Permanent Fulltime


GIS Centre of Excellence for terrestrial and marine spatial analysis
Join us at the forefront of the Governments Primary Industry ambitions
Work within a team of  talented specialists at the top of their game
Undertake GIS analysis to support the delivery of the GIS Centre of Excellence business objectives across the Ministry for Primary Industries.

About the Role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

In joining our focussed Spatial Intelligence team you will work with our internal customers across the business and provide geospatial imagery and data analysis to inform on a range of business delivery decisions.

You will assist in developing spatial tools and providing sound advice involving sustainable land use, forestry investments, biosecurity readiness and response, food safety and agriculture.  As well as championing GIS initiatives across the Ministry.

As a key member of the Spatial Intelligence team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to projects of national significance making a real difference to New Zealand.

Core responsibilities for the role will include:

Analysis of imagery and utilising general GIS skills to assist in the processing of forestry related applications.
Assist in the creation of technical solutions (e.g. scripting, automation) to aid in efficient data use and analysis methodologies.
Apply independent initiative, critical thinking and problem solving, and produce high quality reports, analysis and cartographics to support the Ministry.
Manage GIS data required to support intelligent spatial analysis for the Ministry.
Contribute toward quality assurances and continuous improvement of spatial processes.
Build and sustain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
About You│Mōu

Working with stakeholders and within the existing team to provide sound advice and analysis of land use requires a unique set of skills.

Bring your communication skills and analytical thinking to help solve problems and add value to our service delivery.

To be successful in this role you will offer the ability to:

use the ESRI suite of software, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS Server;
use associated software tools including Python, R and/or FME;
complete assigned work to time and quality expectations;
interpret aerial photography and multi-spectral satellite imagery;
review, record and synthesise information from numerous sources to inform decision making;
gather, organise, and communicate information;
identify and communicate risks, issues, and options and potential solutions;
carry out independent thinking and decision making using prescribed frameworks and rulesets;
About MPI│Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We are a team of experts with massive breadth of experience, offering opportunities to break out of our comfort zone and embrace intellectual and complex challenges.

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

Mō te peka  Te Uru Rākau  -About Te Uru Rākau –

Forestry is one of our country’s most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau, a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt.

Te Uru Rākau business unit is into the second year of operation and is making significant progress towards delivering in line with the Government’s ambitions for forestry.

Our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about Te Uru Rākau and what we do, click here.

Ahurea – Culture

Te Uru Rākau enjoy a vibrant, diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We provide training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices.

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

Modern offices close to Wellington Railway Station
Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
Flexible working
See the benefits of working at MPI

To join a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities click on our link below!

How to Apply│Me pēhea te tuku tono

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.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applications close Monday 10th February 2020

For our preferred candidate we may conside other MPI work locations throughout NZ

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 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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