Date:  22-Jun-2022

Auckland, NZ, 1010

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Opportunity to work on several occupational regulation schemes
  • Work as part of a growing team with new leadership roles
  • Interesting and varied case load
  • Salary range: From 1 July $81,942-$97,832

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:


Occupational Regulation is a cross-sector team responsible for several different occupational licensing and registration schemes, which currently includes Immigration Advisers, Electrical Workers, Licensed Building Practitioners, Motor Vehicle Traders, Auctioneers and Pool Inspectors.  Over time other licensing/registration schemes might come into or out of Occupational Regulation.

As an Investigator reporting to the Manager Investigations, you will be required to utilise your investigation skills across areas regulated by the Occupational Regulation Team.  In this role, you will be working as part of a fast-paced and diverse team environment. You will need to have a passion for protecting the public of NZ in achieving good regulatory and lawful outcomes as well as being committed to continuous improvement.


You will be responsible for investigating complaints against licensed practitioners to determine whether a disciplinary offence has been committed. You will also be investigating unlicensed matters and pursuing prosecutions where criminal offences have occurred.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


  • An understanding of the occupational regulation enforcement environment
  • A curious and questioning approach, with a strong eye for detail
  • Knowledge of complaint processes and investigative techniques
  • A proven ability to write legal reports and to interpret legislation
  • The ability to assess large volumes of information and make robust recommendations
  • Knowledge of tribunals/or regulatory boards and the Court process
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to perform under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines under changing conditions.

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE -

About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It

Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.


MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Sarah Hutcheson at quoting ref MBIE/6732 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Thursday 7 July 2022