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Administrator Hazardous Substances

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
No Longer Available


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

As New Zealand's environmental regulator, the work we do today helps shape the future of our tomorrow.

Our purpose | To tatou kaupapa


We are the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Aotearoa New Zealand’s independent environmental regulator. Our role is important: to help protect our country’s unique way of life by looking out for the health of its environment, its economy and its people.


Our kaupapa is about making the right decisions based on evidence, mātauranga, and science. At the EPA, we encourage big ideas and bold goals.


What we achieve today helps shape the future of New Zealand for generations to come.


Come join us


We welcome you to join us on our journey to a healthy environment that benefits us all.


Jump in the waka - make history with us.



About our group | Mō te roopu


The purpose of the Hazardous Substances & New Organisms Group is to manage consent application and reassessment processes.  


This role includes providing advice and support to applicants and delegated decision makers, and to conduct delegated decision making for the manufacture and import of hazardous substances, the import or release of new organisms; the reassessment of hazardous substances; the import and export of hazardous waste and ozone depleting substances; liaison with a range of stakeholders (including submitters, applicants and other government and international agencies) on statutory decision making. 



About the role | Mō te tūnga


The Administrator will provide administrative support for application processing and decision making under the HSNO Act. This will also include providing administration support to project teams, logistical support for stakeholder meetings/conferences, management of enquiries, document management and support for the distribution of documents.


An excellent opportunity for someone to demonstrate their proficient organisation and communication skills who is looking to work as part of a cohesive team.



About you | Mōhou ake 


We are looking for two individuals with a range of skills and capabilities – if you have some or all of the below, we would love to hear from you


  • Self-motivated, driven to deliver, able to manage multiple tasks and have strong attention to detail. Sound judgment, common sense and a pragmatic approach are key
  • Experience working with legislative requirements
  • Skilled user of Microsoft office products
  • Have the ability to work, and deliver, under pressure, set priorities, and achieve results in tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, and a focus on providing good customer service
  • A supportive, positive attitude
  • Experience with process development and/or process improvement
  • An interest in science, environmental or international regulation (desirable)



What’s in it for you | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

There are extra benefits to working at the EPA:


  • flexible working culture
  • three paid ‘Board holidays’ in addition to four weeks’ annual leave
  • $400 gross payment to help you set up working at home
  • an annual paid EPA Environment Day to support the community with environmental initiatives
  • in-house te reo and tikanga Māori workshops
  • learning opportunities, including the annual Science Symposium
  • active and lively social club, and diverse groups and support networks
  • EPA awards recognising individual and team effort
  • relocation help for those moving to New Zealand from overseas.



Salary Range 


$54,080 - $75,445 per annum (midpoint $62,871).

This is the full salary range. Appointments are made within the range depending on skills and experience.



How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono


Complete the online application form and submit your CV and a covering letter.

Please note: your covering letter is an important part of our assessment process. Please highlight how your experience relates to this role, and why you applied. Tell us about you, your values and/or whakapapa.

We are open to accommodating flexible hours for this role – please talk to us about any preferences you may have.

View the Position description

For more information, please contact or check out the careers section of our website



Applications close | Rā Katinga


 5pm, Friday 1 December 2023



We will review applications as they are submitted and may begin our selection process prior to the end of the application stage.