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Company Mountain Safety Council (MSC)
Location Whangarei, Northland
Pay & Benefits Deliver training sessions of approx 2.5 hours
Listed Tue 5 Jun, 9:05 am
Type Part time, Contract/Temp
Reference PFSI
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Kaitaia + Kaikohe
Whakatane + Gisborne

Part Time Contractor: Practical Firearms Safety Instructor (Full description:

Here’s your chance to directly influence the safety of firearms users for generations to come. If you’ve got a passion for firearms and hunter safety we need to hear from you. Opportunities like this don’t come around all that often.

This is an important community leadership role for NZ Police and the Mountain Safety Council. Because of that we’re looking for a number of highly competent contractors with experience safely using firearms, ideally with a hunting background, to deliver consistent and thorough practical training and assessment to new firearms licence applicants.

You will be experienced enough to have a few personal anecdotes to share, and be able to answer questions from ‘newbies’ with patience and a down to earth sense of humour. Ultimately, this is a practical session to set the applicant up for success in their use of firearms in the future. In some respects, you’re the first of many mentors the applicant is likely to have, so it’s imperative that the advice and techniques shown follow the curriculum provided and are communicated accurately in an easy to l understand manner. A sensitivity to the many different types of personalities and learning styles is advantageous and will be referenced in the interview stage for successful applicants.

Primary purpose of the position
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• To lead the delivery of the Police practical firearms examination to a group of participants
• To administer the practical firearms safety examination as part of the Police firearms licencing process
• To educate participants attending the Police practical firearms examination using the agreed and provided curriculum
• To promote safe firearms and hunting practices at every opportunity
• To support the MSC in achieving its firearms and hunter safety objectives
Person Specification - knowledge, skills and experience

• A strong background showcasing extensive safe use of firearms, either professionally or personally, ideally including hunting experience and/or firearms use within a range or approved shooting environment
• A strong understanding of the 7 basic firearm rules and the ability to educate others in the theoretical and practical application of these rules
• A strong understanding of the relevant NZ firearms laws
• High degree of competence and confidence presenting to a group and facilitating a positive educational environment
• Ability to quickly and effectively build rapport with people form a diverse range of backgrounds
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, other languages are desirable but not required
• An affinity with the outdoors and hunting is strongly desired
• Must have access to and be competent using their own personal computer and email
• Must have a full and clean NZ drivers licence with access to a personal vehicle that has full insurance
• Must have a NZ firearms licence
• Clean Police check

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