Graduate/Policy Advisers (Multiple Opportunities)

Ministry of transport - Lower Hutt
new offer (06/08/2020)

job description

Whether you?re relatively new to the public sector, a superstar in the making or have proven your merit in an adviser capacity, there?s never been a more exciting time to work at the Ministry of Transport! As the government?s chief policy adviser on transport, the Ministry has an important strategic leadership role. Key to this is thinking about the levers we have to deliver social, economic, environmental, and health and safety outcomes for all New Zealanders.
The Ministry of Transport is a small, collegial agency that lends itself to day-to-day variety. Transport affects every area of our society and we need to think in broad terms. In one of our policy roles, you?ll advise on how those policies can shape that vital transportation system as a whole.
We are proud to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all. We continue to actively work on building a more diverse workforce that?s representative of all New Zealanders. If you are exploring opportunities at the Ministry of Transport we will work with you to find a solution to accommodating any support you may need.
We have a number of policy adviser vacancies across three of our teams based in our Wellington office on the waterfront.
What do these teams do?
The Regulatory Policy Team works closely with the transport Crown agents, participants in the transport system and other teams in the Ministry to:
manage and coordinate the annual transport rules programme, produce the transport regulatory stewardship strategy, develop approaches to key regulatory design issues, manage the regulatory impact assessment quality assurance system, and work on cross-system regulatory challenges.
The Investment team works across the sector to influence how funding is invested to ensure the transport system shapes highly liveable places and thriving regions. This includes leading the Crown Budget process for the transport sector and supporting the Government to develop and signal its investment intentions across the nation through the development of the Government Policy Statement on land transport (which allocates over $4 billion per annum). We continue to grow our evaluation and monitoring approach for investment activities across the system. We are also looking for ways to strengthen investment practices and considering the best configuration for a successful investment system.
The Demand Management and Revenue team is responsible for advising the government on why and how it should influence transport choices (how, when, and where people travel and freight is transported) and the funding and financing tools for land transport, including road user charges, fuel taxes, congestion pricing and tolling.
What you?ll bring
As a Policy Adviser, you?ll take part in advising on transport issues. This includes responding professionally and comprehensively to requests from the public and the Minister. You may be new to the public sector or have some experience providing professional advice in a government, legal, consulting or industry setting. Irrespective of your background, you?ll be regarded as a keen learner, someone who delivers exceptional outcomes, and demonstrates a great attitude and genuine desire to grow. You?ll bring a strength for relationship management, strong communication and problem solving skills and will be comfortable completing simple numerical analysis.
Join this energetic, motivated agency and make your contribution to New Zealand society, now and in the future.
Salary Band (successful candidates will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience):
Graduate Adviser:
$$57,234 - $80,801
Adviser:
$65,392 - $76,932
Visit http:
//www.Careers.Transport.Govt.Nz/ to apply with your CV and cover letter or to hear more about the Ministry?s direction and the opportunities on offer contact applications@transport.govt.nz .
All candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand at time of submission of application.
Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 05 July 2020

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