Occupational Licensing Board Officer

Date:  2 Jun 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011 Auckland, NZ, 1010

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Interesting and challenging role
  • Permanent opportunity - can be based in either Auckland or Wellington
  • Salary range: $64,079-$73,364

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:


An exciting opportunity exists as an Occupational Licensing Board Officer based in Wellington or Auckland to join our Market Integrity Branch within MBIE.

The Board Officers work in a cross-sector role and have responsibility for supporting two independent Statutory Boards to fulfil their important functions.

The Board Officers are part of the Occupational Licensing Board Team who provide business services and administrative support to the Electrical Workers Registration Board and Building Practitioners Board in preparing for and running disciplinary Hearings.

Please see here to read more about the Boards we support:



Board Officers are responsible for the administrative functioning of the Boards, including scheduling meetings and disciplinary hearings, minute taking, travel/accommodation booking and general case management. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


  • High level of organisational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Great communication skills and the ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships.
  • Strong case management skills would be advantageous.
  • Experience with Hearings in a Board, Tribunal or Court environment would be advantageous.
  • Experience in Board support roles and responsibilities, and in working with independent Statutory Boards, would be advantageous. 
  • Knowledge of Electrical Workers Registration or the Licensed Building Practitioner's scheme or another occupational licensing scheme or judicial processes would be ideal but not a requirement.
  • An ability to travel.
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand

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@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/9825 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Friday 16 June 2023