Job opportunities with the New Zealand Government are competitive due to the excellent employment conditions, potential for career growth, and the excellent training and support available to public service employees.
There are a variety of positions available which come under the scope of State sector jobs. Some of these include:
State services such as Public Service departments and Crown entities
Tertiary education institutions
Office of Parliament
Deciding on the area of expertise you wish to specialize in is one of the most important steps in initiating the application process to obtain a career in the public service sector. It is important to select your career path with the New Zealand government based on your skills, interests and strengths, in line with the
Attractive aspects of working with the NZ Government:
Scope to improve your local community
Opportunities to improve public services and organizations
Culture of high performance
Forward thinking, fair and innovative place of work
The State sector has over 280,000 employees across a broad range of professional areas, including: farms, forestry, laboratories, offices, embassies, international organizations, courtrooms etc.
There are many advantages to working in the State sector, some of which are detailed below:
Pay – State employees receive competitive salary packages and excellent remuneration structures. Employee’s skills and progression are evaluated periodically and pay revisions are considered in line with achievements at work.
Excellent working conditions – the State is a ‘good employer’ in that it meets all employment and health and safety standards, and operates in line with human resource policies. The State as an employer promotes a fair and proper workplace with equal employment opportunities.
Leave – Employees are entitled to generous paid leave for vacation, sick leave, parental and maternity leave, domestic leave and bereavement leave.
Collective agreements – All State employees are covered by collective agreements. Oftentimes issues regarding working hours, pay and working conditions are resolved through the activity of collective agreements.