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GCSB
GCSB

Access Engineer

We are seek a motivated individual with strong technical/analytic background for the position of Access Engineer within the Intelligence Directorate of the Government Communications Security Bureau. As an Access Engineer you will specialise in the research, analysis and daily operation of collection systems, including troubleshooting and operational enhancements.

This is a technically demanding role where innovative thinking, performance analysis and modern computer engineering principles are required to solve complex technological problems. Access Engineers need to balance a high level of security awareness with a solution-focussed mind-set in the performance of their role, so a high level of judgement is required. Technical advice and support to other GCSB areas or New Zealand Government departments and agencies will also be required.

For this role we are looking for a technically capable individual with relevant technical/analytic education or work experience. To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

  • A tertiary qualification in an information technology-related field such as computer science, engineering, telecommunications, or information science/technology, or equivalent learning through experience.
  • A good understanding of common networking protocols.
  • A good understanding of computer security concepts from either a Microsoft Windows or Linux/UNIX perspective. Knowledge of mobile device/network security concepts would be an advantage.
  • Strong attention to detail, a desire to learn new skills, and the ability to accurately identify, analyse and solve difficult technical problems.


Whether you are a recent graduate, are about to finish a postgraduate research project, or developed in industry to an expert level, we have multiple positions that will fit your experience, and a defined path to progress as your career grows within the team and the GCSB.


The Salary Ranges for the three levels are:

  • Level 1 $68,724 - $103,086
  • Level 2  $79,797 - $119,695
  • Level 3  $93,497 - $140,245

As well as interesting work we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance, on-site gym and fitness facilities and a great work life balance where you never have to take work home.

We support diversity in the workplace and believe it is our first line of defence. We encourage all parts of the community to consider a career with us.

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/101 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 29 August 2019

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

 

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NZSIS
NZSIS

Intelligence Specialist (Case Officer)

  • Are you naturally inquisitive and curious?
  • Are you good at quickly building rapport with people?
  • Looking to transfer your skills to a whole new career?

If you are interested in all walks of life, cultures and environments, then this might be the career you never knew existed!  The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is currently looking for Case Officers to join our busy Wellington and Auckland teams.  Our team includes people from various cultures, across all age groups and diverse backgrounds, but we all have the same common values and desire to keep New Zealanders safe.   

What is a Case Officer you may ask? Our Case Officers spend time out in the field speaking with people to gather information/intelligence, but they are equally comfortable behind a desk typing up their reports too!  Every day will be different, but every day your work has the ability to save lives and keep New Zealand safe.  We don’t expect you to know it all on day one as our specialised training will prepare you for this unique career. However, our ideal candidates will already be able to build rapport with others easily and have no trouble interacting with people who have very different values and beliefs. Building trust will come naturally to you and you can see beyond the surface to understand what makes people tick. Your quick-wit, EQ and aptitude to be agile and think on your feet will enable you to succeed and handle whatever the job throws at you.

So whilst you may not have considered a career in intelligence, you could have the life experience, talents and transferable skills to start a career like no other.  If this sounds interesting and you want to apply, then you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A high level of resilience to undertake a wide variety of tasks.
  • Experience in motivating, collaborating with and influencing others to achieve results.
  • Self-discipline and personal integrity with an ability to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance.
  • The ability to deal with challenging situations and be comfortable taking calculated risks.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written with the ability to appeal to a wide audience.
  • You will also need a current full drivers licence.

In return, as well as interesting and meaningful work, we offer a range of benefits including additional professional development, free health insurance, an active and fun social club and on-site gym and fitness facilities. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

If this sounds like you and you want to join our diverse team and do amazing work, then apply now!

Handy things to know before applying:

  • Recruitment testing/interviews will run throughout October in Wellington and Auckland.
  • Successful candidates will start with us in late June 2020 and will be required to commit to an intensive four and a half month pass/fail training course which takes place predominantly in Wellington with some components based in Auckland.

Salary from $68,724 - $103,086 per annum

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply:

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/19/60 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 12pm Friday, 30 August 2019

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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GCSB
GCSB

Technical Director Mission Engineering

 

  • Do you consider yourself to be a technology visionary?
  • Are you motivated by cutting-edge cyber security technologies that keep NZ safe?
  • Do you thrive on solving complex problems while working under pressure?

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has an exciting new technical leadership opportunity through the creation of a new Technical Director for Mission Engineering role based in the Wellington National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The Technical Director is responsible for the architectural vision, direction and continuous enhancement of the technical accesses, tools, data and services within the NCSC, which is part of the Information Assurance Cyber Security Directorate (IACD).  The Technical Director provides the NCSC with a future-focussed outlook, and creates development pathways for technologies and capabilities that support and achieve NCSC mission outcomes.  This role works across the NCSC leadership group to achieve long-term outcomes, to ensure the ongoing effectiveness of mission critical tools and systems, to deliver value to NCSC customers, and to enhance New Zealand’s national security.

In their day-to-day role, the Technical Director will:

  • Set the vision and direction of the NCSC’s technology products.
  • Set and communicate the architectural requirements for the NCSC’s systems and tools.
  • Represent the NCSC’s interests across GCSB and the New Zealand Intelligence Community, and work with technical subject matter experts at a domestic and international level to retain cutting-edge technology awareness and outlook.
  • Mentor and support NCSC engineers and technical specialists.
  • Support NCSC leadership to implement sound project methodologies and product management practices.

We are looking for an exceptionally talented leader who has:

  • Significant experience in the development and delivery of cyber security services.
  • Proven experience in the development of architectural designs.
  • Highly developed conceptual thinking and problem solving abilities, as well as proven communication and relationship management skills.
  • The ability to self-manage and is results driven.

Salary from $110,602 - $165,904
 
A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/92 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 28 August 2019.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

GCSB
GCSB

Unit Manager Cyber Security Operations

  • Do you have experience leading a successful IT or engineering workforce?
  • Want a career where your work makes a tangible impact to NZ’s national security?
  • Are you motivated by the opportunity to enhance GCSB’s service delivery to customers?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is looking for a new Cyber Security Operations Unit Manager to join their team. The NCSC is part of the Information Assurance Cyber Security Directorate (IACD) of the Government Communications Security Bureau. (GCSB).

The Cyber Security Operations Unit Manager is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the NCSC’s advanced detection and disruption services to organisations of national significance.  This includes the ongoing lifecycle management of existing cyber security capabilities, as well as the design, build and deployment of new, cutting-edge technologies that enable the NCSC, and New Zealand, to stay ahead of rapidly evolving cyber threats.  Overseeing highly motivated teams of software and infrastructure engineers, and support by the NCSC’s Technical Director for Mission Engineering, the Unit Manager plays a pivotal role in enabling the NCSC to achieve its strategic and operational objectives, and to deliver value to our customers.

You will also share responsibility for the implementation of GCSB’s wider cyber security strategies, and will assist in directing and managing system-level cyber security matters in New Zealand.  As a member of the NCSC’s leadership team, you will be able to make a valuable contribution to senior management decision making both within the NCSC and the wider GCSB.

While this is a technology-facing role, pure technologists need not apply.  We are looking for a well-rounded people leader, who has a passion for delivering value to customers and for creating a high performing team environment:

  • Proven experience in leading teams of technical specialists and enabling them to succeed in their roles
  • Skills to ensure your team understand clearly what is required of them, and a genuine interest in unlocking your staff’s full potential
  • Experience in creating a collaborative team environment that encourages open communication, responsiveness and accountability
  • Experience in the successful delivery of ambitious work programmes and managing projects, as well as demonstrating competence in managing capital and operating budgets
  • Experience in Agile, Lean or Devops methodologies, and proven experience in embedding  robust product management and service delivery management processes
  • A high customer focus and the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • A developed network of contacts who enable you to keep an eye on developments in the IT or Infosec industries
  • A strategic outlook, and the ability to create ambitious, yet credible work programmes, and to  work alongside partner agencies to deliver.

As well as interesting work we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance and on-site gym, an active social club and fitness facilities.  We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

Salary from $110,602- $165,904 per annum

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/91 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 28 August 2019.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

GCSB
GCSB

Data Management Specialist

  • Passionate about data?
  • Enterprise level thinking?
  • The technical end of Information Management

The Technology Directorate delivers technology for the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and the wider intelligence and security sector.  The Directorate operates in service and capability terms – attending to policy, process and implementation of pre-requisites as much as pure technology or particular systems.

This pivotal role is part of our Information & Data Management Unit, which provides strategic direction, policy, standards and advice on all data, information and content management systems and practices.

The Data Management Specialist is responsible for ensuring that corporate and operational data is managed as an asset and can deliver maximum value to GCSB and its clients and partners within the parameters of relevant legislation and partner agreements.   This role also assists directorates to manage and enhance the value of operational data and provides the sector lead on data retention and disposal, data architecture and standards for labelling and tracking data.  They are responsible for managing a data asset register for the GCSB and provide SME input into technology projects and new data initiatives. 

Our ideal candidate will have the following:            

  • 7-8 years’ experience in a relevant position for example data management, information management, data analytics or data science.
  • Sound understanding of enterprise data management and enterprise data architectures. 
  • Technical knowledge of cloud technologies and the management of data within the cloud.
  • Understanding of data analytics and related technology.
  • The ability to think strategically and laterally.
  • Proven ability to engage and influence people.

Excellent inter-personal skills and a degree of friendly tenacity are also on our list. You will need proven relationship management experience, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.

What we can offer in return:

  • A chance to shape our roadmap for data and information management.
  • The opportunity to work on unique projects and challenges.
  • A positive and exciting work environment with development opportunities.
  • Fully subsidised Southern Cross Healthcare and onsite gym.

If you are passionate about data and understand its value at the enterprise level then this role is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience to support our intelligence and security functions. 

Salary from $93,497 - $140,245 per annum

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/84 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 25 August 2019.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career. 

NZSIS
NZSIS

Surveillance Officer

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) Surveillance Unit is looking for dynamic, confident and committed people from all walks of life to join our Surveillance Officer team. These positions will be primarily Wellington-based roles, though a limited number of Auckland-based roles are available.

Our Surveillance Officers work closely as a team using unique operational tradecraft and technology to obtain intelligence of value to enable national security investigations. They do this by conducting foot, static and mobile surveillance against subjects of security interest. Often this will be done in dynamic and challenging environments and no two days are ever the same. 

What are we looking for?

You’ll need to have an appetite for new challenges, be street smart and committed to making New Zealand safe and secure. Working well as part of a team is a must but you’ll also need to be comfortable working alone.  You’ll need to be self-motivated and have the ability to manage long periods of inactivity whilst remaining able to respond quickly, often with unpredictable periods of intense activity. 

We’re looking for resilient individuals who can multi-task and adapt effectively within fast-paced and variable environments. Being a Surveillance Officer means you need to be able to drive at speed, communicate with your team mates, assess ground conditions and maintain coverage of a subject all at the same time. This can be both mentally and physically demanding so resilience and stress management are key. 

The role of a Surveillance Officer also entails working unsociable hours with potential travel at short notice. This can be demanding on your personal life so you’ll need an understanding and/or supportive home environment to make this job work. 

And we need you to be physically fit with no impediments to you sitting or being active for long periods of time.

Is this you?

  • Are you observant?
  • Are you a quick thinker?
  • Do you have a good memory?
  • Do you have a good sense of humour?
  • Can you comfortably fit into a range of environments?
  • Do you have the ability to do several things at once in situations that change rapidly?
  • Are you a confident driver with a full driver license?
  • Can you read a map and do you have a good sense of direction?
  • Do you have great interpersonal skills and a high level of personal integrity?
  • Are you resilient?

If you can answer yes to the above questions and you want to join our team and do amazing work, then apply now!  In return, as well as interesting and meaningful work, we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance and we also promise you will never have to take work home with you!   

Our team includes people from various cultures, across all age groups and diverse backgrounds but we all have the same common values and desire to keep New Zealanders safe.   

Important things to know before applying: 

  • Recruitment testing, including a number of assessments and psychometric testing, for these roles will run from late-October to late-November in Wellington or Auckland.
  • If successful a four month pass/fail Surveillance Officer course commences late June 2020.
  • We have extremely thorough background vetting checks to ensure we only recruit the most suitable candidates. If you are unsure of what this includes please view our website in the first instance for further information.
  • Please don't tell anyone you are applying as this may impact your application and future career! 

Salary from $58,549 - $87,823 per annum. 

A position description can be found attached here. 

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/19/69 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed. 

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years. 

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed. 

Applications close 5pm, Friday 6 September 2019. 

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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GCSB
GCSB

Intermediate Legal Advisor

  • Looking for something a little more meaningful?
  • Want to know your work is helping New Zealand?
  • Enjoy a friendly yet professional team environment?

If you have said yes to the above questions then this may be the ideal role for you! We are currently on the lookout for a new Intermediate Legal Advisor to join our close knit team for the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). As Intermediate Legal Adviser your core function is to support the Chief Legal Adviser and Senior Legal Advisers on all matters relating to the operational and administrative activities of the GCSB.  It’s a busy and exciting time to join the GCSB and work in an environment like no other.

This newly created and operationally focused role provides legal advice to internal stakeholders, consults with external stakeholders, advises on operational activity, considers policy proposals and contributes to training staff in legal aspects of policy, and other tasks in this fast-paced environment.

You’ll work as part of a highly functioning business unit involved in stimulating and varied and important work. 

To be successful you will bring:

  • An ability to work independently with some oversight.
  • A minimum of three years’ PQE.
  • An ability to work under pressure and be resilient.
  • Excellent judgement and interpersonal skills.
  • Legal drafting and plain English writing skills

As well as excellent work, we offer development and training; free health insurance, on-site gym, a great work life balance, and an active social club.  We’re open to reduced hours as well.

We believe that diversity is our first line of defence.  We encourage all parts of the community to consider a career with us. If you want to join our team at the heart of New Zealand’s national security, apply now. 

Salary from $79,797 - $119,695 per annum

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/68 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 28 August 2019.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

NZSIS
NZSIS

Personnel Security Team Leader

  • Are you good with people?
  • Want a career where no two days are the same?
  • Never take work home with you!

If the Intelligence Community protects the people of New Zealand, who protects the Intelligence Community?  

The New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) Security Services Group is responsible for protecting the NZIC’s personnel, information, and assets, from a wide variety of internal and external security threats.  We are seeking a highly-motivated Team Leader to join our Group and lead our dedicated Personnel Security (PERSEC) Team.   

This is a distinctive role where the right individual has a chance to apply their skills and knowledge over a broad range of activities, interesting work and complex tasks and provide support to both Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and New Zealand Security Intelligence Services (NZSIS).   

As our Personnel Security Team Leader, you will be responsible for: 

  • Leadership and management of the PERSEC Team
  • Delivery of the NZIC personnel security programme
  • Developing and nurturing a culture of continuous improvement within the Team
  • Identifying, assessing, and managing complex personnel security risks within the NZIC
  • Lifting the security culture within the NZIC 

You will work with a wide variety of individuals and teams – an important part of this role will be developing and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external customers, partners, and stakeholders, as well as providing a high standard of customer service.  

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate: 

  • Proven leadership ability and/or experience in leading others
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • An ability to work well under pressure, using sound problem solving skills, effective risk management and good judgement
  • Enthusiasm, drive and a commitment to continuous improvement
  • A working knowledge of the Protective Security Requirements

The upmost professionalism, integrity and discretion are required.

If you are looking for the opportunity to take on a new challenge, have a passion for security and a natural ability to build rapport with others, are comfortable working with delicate information and don’t mind being thrown the odd curve ball, then we may have a job for you. 

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance and on-site gym and fitness facilities. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

Salary from $79,797 - $119,695 per annum

A position description can be found attached here. 

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/19/70 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed. 

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz  

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years. 

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed. 

Applications close 5pm Monday, 2 September 2019.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career. 

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GCSB
GCSB

Senior Legal Adviser

  • Make a significant contribution to New Zealand security
  • Permanent opportunity in a growing and evolving team
  • Part-time and flexible arrangements considered

Bring your sound legal knowledge and practical experience to this rewarding in–house legal position within the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).

The core of the Senior Legal Adviser position (eight years’ post-admission experience) is to provide high quality legal advice and help manage legal risk on the important operational activities of the GCSB.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of complex and sensitive legal issues, such as:

  • Advising on legal aspects of intelligence collection and cybersecurity;
  • Providing advice on public, intelligence, and international law;
  • Briefing internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Responding to investigations and inquiries.

To be successful, you will be someone who can concisely and accurately advise on the application of complex legal principles to real-world issues, and demonstrate a principled and practical attitude to your work.  You’ll be quick on the uptake with a high level of resilience, the ability to prioritise, and contribute constructively to a collaborative team.  As a trusted adviser, you’ll be discrete and able to offer solutions to legal issues.

From us, you’ll get interesting, varied and challenging work in a supportive and fun environment.  We also offer access to an on-site gym, free healthcare membership, the operation for flexible and family-friendly arrangements, and genuine development opportunities.

Salary range:  $112,196 - $168,294 per annum.

A position description can be found attached.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/102 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 4 September 2019.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career. 

GCSB
GCSB

Intelligence Services Advisor

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) are now seeking an Intelligence Services Advisor to join our busy team.

As an Intelligence Services Advisor you will provide specialist guidance and assistance to New Zealand government customers to enable them to make full and compliant use of intelligence information provided to them by the GCSB. You will be contributing to the ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role you will be enthusiastic and self-motivated. You will be able to work both independently and in a team. You will also have:

  • An aptitude for both creative and analytical thinking when problem-solving, and the ability to apply intellectual rigour to issues under consideration;
  • The ability to successfully engage with stakeholders; providing a high standard of customer service;
  • An appreciation of current international political, economic and security affairs and a broad understanding of New Zealand’s role and interest in them;
  • Maturity, sound judgement, flexibility and a sense of teamwork in a demanding and unpredictable work environment which often involves urgent problem resolution; and
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.


Your professional development is important to us and we will dedicate significant investment to define your career path within the team and organisation.   As well as interesting work we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance, on-site gym and fitness facilities and a great work life balance with you never having to take work home.

The work is interesting and complex and offers the professional and personal satisfaction of challenges, if this sounds like you apply with us today!


Salary from:

Level 1 - $58,549 - $87,823

Level 2 - $68,724 - $103,086

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/99 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close Wednesday 4th September 2019

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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NZSIS
NZSIS

Senior Advisor, International Engagement

  • Want to play a key part within the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC)?
  • Want your work to have a direct impact on helping the NZIC achieve their missions?
  • Have previous experience in strategic international engagement? 

If you answered yes to the above questions then we have the role for you! The International Engagement Team in the Joint Directors-General Office is seeking a motivated and highly skilled team player to join us as a Senior Advisor. The Joint Directors-General Office works in partnership to support the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) Offices of the Director-General. We are an engaged, collaborative team and are looking for someone to help us drive our strategic, busy and multifaceted international work programme.

The core of this role is providing centralised and consistent analytical and strategic international engagement and policy advice to internal and external stakeholders.  You will have strong international policy analytical expertise, exceptional written and oral communication skills, an ability to engage with a diverse range of people at all levels – both domestically and internationally, and you will enjoy a high-paced environment.   

This busy role is seeking a person to:

  • Lead and contribute to strategic discussions internally on the optimal use of international engagement and relationships.
  • Translate international strategy into a targeted work programme in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, both on and offshore.
  • Lead high quality briefing on any aspect senior leaders’ international engagement through the provision of strategic advice, geopolitical context and clear engagement objectives.

 The ideal candidate will bring the following strengths to the role:

  • At least 5 years’ of experience in strategic international engagement and policy within government.
  • A confident speaker and writer who is comfortable representing the team and the organisation in a wide range of situations.
  • The drive to foster innovative thinking.
  • A continuous learner who is motivated by curiosity.

In return we offer a range of benefits including professional development, competitive salary, health insurance, vision care benefits and on-site gym and fitness facilities. 

Salary from $77,797 - $119,695 per annum

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/19/65 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 4 September 2019.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

GCSB
GCSB

Unit Manager Cryptographic Services

  • Do you have experience leading a successful IT, engineering or security workforce?
  • Want a career where you can make a tangible impact to NZ’s national security?
  • Are you motivated by the opportunity to enhance GCSB’s technological capabilities and service delivery?

 

We’re looking for a new Cryptographic Services Unit Manager, within the Information Assurance and Cyber Security directorate (IACD) of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). This is a permanent position based in Wellington.

As the Unit Manager Cryptographic Services you will be responsible for:

  • Leading a unit that provides unique high quality, high grade cryptographic Information Assurance services
  • Overseeing the delivery of significant investment /capital programmes, including major projects
  • Implementation of Information Assurance strategies
  • Assisting with the direction and management of system-level information assurance matters in New Zealand

You will be able to make a valuable contribution to senior management decision making both within IACD and the wider GCSB.

We are looking for a well-rounded, experienced people leader, who has a passion for delivering value to customers and for creating a high performing team environment. You will have the skills to ensure your team understand clearly what is required of them, and a genuine interest in unlocking your staff’s full potential.

As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate your experience in:

  • Leading teams of technical specialists and enabling them to succeed in their roles through encouraging open communication, responsiveness and accountability
  • The successful delivery of work programmes and projects, as well as demonstrating competence in managing capital and operating budgets
  • Project delivery, and proven experience in embedding  robust product management and service delivery processes

This is a technology-facing role, and you will need to be technical minded. However the emphasis will be on your ability to build and maintain productive relationships within your team and with customers and stakeholders.

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including competitive salary, on-site gym and fitness facilities.  We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

Salary from $110,602 - $165,904 per annum

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply:

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/107 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close: 5 September 2019

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.