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Rules Drafter

Salaried Full Time

Wellington, NZ, 6011

About the Organisation
The Authority is a Crown entity, responsible for the safety and security of New Zealand’s civil aviation system. The Authority has two business arms – the security arm (the Aviation Security Service) which provides aviation security services at airports across New Zealand and the regulatory arm, which is responsible for the safety oversight of the civil aviation system.


About the role
The critical role of Rules Drafter is responsible for management of rules development projects.  The Rules Drafter also researches, analyses information and drafts rule amendments to address aviation safety and security issues and the regulation of the aviation industry.


The work we do within this space is interesting, affects the everyday lives of New Zealander’s and can be highly visible.  Our staff are passionate about aviation safety and security and have a commitment to ‘doing the right thing’.


The Rules Drafter role focuses on:

Management of Rules Projects – including managing the work of technical study groups participating in the development and review of CAA rules and advisory circulars. 

Research and Analysis – including researching and monitoring current aviation requirements and recommended practices to meet the changing aviation environment both within New Zealand and internationally. 

Development of Rule Amendments – including drafting legally precise rules in plain language and participating in the development of legislative amendments and amendments arising from the policy development.

Consultation and Liaison – including ensuring the effective involvement of the aviation community in the standards and rule development process.   Maintaining regular contact with appropriate groups and organisations within the aviation industry.


About you

We are looking for the following attributes and experience:

  • Extensive legislative drafting experience or an extensive knowledge of New Zealand’s aviation regulatory framework
  • Understanding of the political, legislative and regulatory processes of government
  • Knowledge of the wider public sector environment, including public sector legal issues.
  • Experience resolving complex legal issues
  • Ability to identify risks and develop strategies to manage risks

We are looking for an excellent communicator, someone who is able to communicate with various groups including, aviation technical experts, law practitioners, the transport industry and the wider public.


Why work at CAA?
Our head office is modern, well-equipped and close to public transport and next to the fabulous Wellington waterfront. We have an active social club with regular events. Our employees enjoy benefits including 4% (gross) KiwiSaver employee contributions and discounted health insurance premiums.  We also offer flexible working arrangements.


The CAA embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution.


The relevant job description for this role can be found here.


If this sounds like your next challenge and you have the relevant skills and experience then click ‘Apply’ now. Please ensure you include both your CV and covering letter.  Applications close Sunday 8th March 2020.

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