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GCSB
GCSB

Network Engineers

Are you passionate about Networks and Network Security, and want to work in an exciting environment?  Do you feel like you could be doing more with your skills? Do you want the opportunity to expand those skills into other areas of IT technology? Are you interested in being part of an organisation that is committed to the security and well-being of New Zealand?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you need to consider working for us at our Auckland or Wellington offices. 

 

What you'll bring to the position:

  • A passion for network and firewall technologies.
  • Relevant work experience and hopefully some formal training like a tertiary qualification.
  • Enthusiasm for solving complex IT problems.
  • Enjoys working in a team environment.

 

What you get from us:

  • Unique and extremely interesting work that you don’t get to do anywhere else.
  • Career and training opportunities.
  • Close knit culture and community.
  • You'll never have to take your work home with you.

 

These are some of the skills that the successful applicant will have (not all of them, but hey, we can dream right?):

  • Experience designing, implementing, managing and supporting a broad and complex network infrastructure environment.
  • Experience with IP Telephony and VTC systems.
  • Experience configuring switches, routers and firewalls and cryptographic devices. Please mention the products you have experience with in your application.
  • LAN, WAN troubleshooting skills and a solid understanding of network security.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IR Fundamentals, switching technologies and commonly-used routing protocols.  
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Interoperability (even if you have to the DIY from time to time).  

 

In spite of the skills set you arrive with, we will be expecting you to learn a whole lot more. Its more important that you bring the right attitude and a desire to improve your skills in a unique environment.

You will join a technology centric team who collectively do amazing things with computing and electronic technology, but you should also be comfortable solving complex problems on your own. You know that Raspberry Pi isn't something your grandmother bakes and a packet is not what your bring home from a supermarket.

We're a little bit different. The work is always challenging and it's important for the security of New Zealand.

 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 C2/18/30 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 6 May 2018.

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

Systems Engineer

Are you passionate about Linux, and want to take that energy into a new and exciting environment?  Do you feel like you could be doing more with your skills? Do you want the opportunity to expand those skills into other areas of IT technology? Are you interested in being part of an organisation that is committed to the security and well-being of New Zealand?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you need to seriously consider working for us at our Auckland and Wellington Offices.

 

What you'll bring to the position:

  • A passion for Linux or Network and IT including system admin skills.
  • Relevant work experience and hopefully some formal training like a tertiary qualification.
  • Enthusiasm for solving complex IT problems.
  • Enjoyment working in a team environment.

 

We refer to a person with this expertise as a Cryptologic Engineer. Don’t let the word ‘Cryptologic’ spook you (see what we did there). It’s not code breaking but you can be expected to do some unique things with your System Administrator/ System Engineer skills.

 

What you get from us:

  • Unique and extremely interesting work that you don’t get to do anywhere else.
  • Career and training opportunities
  • Competitive salary appropriate to qualifications and experience.
  • Private medical insurance and vision care benefits.
  • You'll never have to take your work home with you.

 

Some of the skills that the successful applicant will have will include Linux system administration, WAN & LAN, firewall, scripting and programming, working with virtualisation technologies, databases, web servers, puppet, foreman, complex multi-server processing systems, storage area networks, cloud and web technologies, Docker and interoperability (even if you have to the DIY from time to time).

Did you read anything about supporting Windows based systems above? No you didn't. We're sure you can and that's a useful skill, but that won't be what makes us hire you.

You will join a technology centric team who collectively do amazing things with computing and electronic technology, but you should also be comfortable solving complex problems on your own. You know that Raspberry Pi isn't something your grandmother bakes, Python is more than just a big snake and you are quite happy to roll up your sleeves and bust out your strace skills when the going gets tough.

We're a little bit different. The work is always challenging and it's important for the security of New Zealand.

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 C2/18/31 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 6 May 2018

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

GCSB Graduate Programme - 2019 intake

Extraordinary careers for extraordinary people

  • Want to do something different to everyone else?
  • Want unique challenges and loads of variety?
  • Want to know you are helping keep our country safe?

 

The New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) is a community of government agencies working together to build a safer and more prosperous New Zealand. We are committed to doing beyond the ordinary work everyday to keep New Zealanders safe.  We investigate, we analyse and we advise.

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) forms part of the NZIC and has an exciting Graduate Programme for those looking for something different.  What we do is not ordinary and we are looking for intelligent and enthusiastic graduates to join us in keeping New Zealanders safe, while also looking after the economic and wellbeing of New Zealand too. 

The graduate programme has two streams: an analyst steam for one year where you will have an aptitude for, and interest in, problem solving, and a specialty in languages or research. And a Technical stream for two years for those with strong skills in cyber security, software engineering, systems engineering and network engineering. Both streams will learn more about our industry, while using your strong analytical and problem solving skills across a number of different parts of GCSB. 

 

Do you have the following?

  • Strong critical and analytical skills?
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills?
  • A commitment to integrity and able to be discrete and diplomatic?
  • A team player attitude?
  • Proven academic success and broad life skills?
  • A strong desire to keep New Zealand and New Zealanders safe?

 

What do we offer?

  • A supportive team environment – we have a friendly, collegiate and inclusive culture where you can focus and learn and differences are respected. 
  • Unique work - which involves thinking outside the box and coming up with original creative and analytical solutions. While we can’t tell you too much at this stage, we can tell you it won’t be like any other opportunity you can find in New Zealand! 
  • Variety with customised rotations – you will gain a broad industry understanding before deciding which area you want to specialise in.  You will then have access to an amazing career pathway across a number of areas without the need to change employers.
  • Extra benefits – flexible hours for work/life balance, a fun social club, in-house gym, extra annual leave, health insurance and eye checks are just some of our everyday perks.
  • A permanent position at the end of the graduate programme.

So if you are up for the challenge and want a career, not just a job, where no two days are ever the same … check out our website for more information to see if this is the career for you! 

What does the recruitment process include?

  1. Apply – submit your application form, cover letter, resume and a copy of your academic record to date through our website. Applications close 20 May 2018.
  2. Phone screen - we will call you if you have been shortlisted by the 11 June 2018.
  3. Assessment Centre – assessing your problem solving, team player and communication skills. This will be held the week of the 25 June 2018.
  4. Panel Interview – a behavioural and situational based interview will be conducted 9 July 2018.
  5. Reference checks/Psychometric assessments. These will take place middle of July 2018.
  6. Conditional Offer - subject to passing our vetting process will be no later than 1 August 2018.
  7. Security Vetting - A high Level security clearance required completed over a few months.
  8. Unconditional Offer - confirmed by 1 December 2018.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV, cover letter and your academic record to date.  These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/18/29 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 20 May 2018

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

Intercept Officer

  • Do you have experience working with telecommunications data or processing data requests?

  • Would you like to make a real contribution to making New Zealand and the world a safer place?

As an Intercept Officer, you will be responsible for providing warranted intercept collection and communications data for NZSIS in support of New Zealand’s national security priorities.  As such, it is an opportunity to directly contribute to a key aspect of the Service’s investigative and operational work.

Our successful candidate will have good attention to detail, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to see a task through to completion with minimal supervision. You will also be able to streamline and enhance processes to make them more efficient, and ensure they are fully documented and understood by others.  Most importantly, you will be self-motivated, be able to work effectively in an operational environment, and take a collaborative, customer-oriented approach.

This is not a technical specialist role, although the successful candidate will be expected to be able to become comfortable using various intercept and IT systems, at both a user and system administrator level.  Some previous experience and understanding of intercept and communications data would be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite.

In return you will receive a competitive compensation package, flexible working hours, and the chance to make a valuable contribution at the heart of the NZSIS’ security and intelligence work.

A copy of the position description can be found on this page. 

Salary range: $48,221 – $60,276 circa. 

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 D2/18/27 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 Top Secret Special (TSS) 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 Thursday, 3 May 2018.

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

Business Analyst

At the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, we’re not content to watch the world change around us – we need to stay ahead of the curve to make sure we’re doing the best we can for New Zealand.  We want to inject some new perspectives, fresh ideas and innovative ways of doing things. We’re looking for a talented Business Analyst to join our newly formed Change Delivery team.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in an exciting and dynamic environment and make a contribution to New Zealand’s national security, then this is the role for you.

The NZSIS Capability Directorate is responsible for ensuring the NZSIS is well positioned to keep New Zealand and New Zealanders safe – both now and into the future. We deliver business and capability development, while ensuring our investment in technology and other capabilities is prioritised to deliver our strategic outcomes.

We have a busy change programme, involving both technology and business change. We need expertise to hit the ground running:

  • Investigating opportunities and identifying business solutions through changes in systems and business processes
  • Leading the design, development and review of current and future state business processes
  • Documenting requirements for the purposes of contributing to solution design
  • Supporting Project Managers in the development of project planning and documentation

Our successful candidate will have a high degree of professionalism and integrity, and will be a great team player.

In the NZSIS, you’ll work in a secure environment and have access to information that not everyone is allowed to see – that means you’ll need to be able to get a Top Secret Special security clearance.

We treat all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. But trust us, the job is worth it. In return, we offer:

  • A challenging and rewarding career
  • Competitive salary, appropriate to your qualifications and experience
  • Private medical insurance and vision care benefits
  • A promise that you’ll never have to take work home

If this sounds like you read our position description for further details.

Salary range:  $66,387 - $82,983 circa.

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 D2/18/07 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 Top Secret Special (TSS) 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, 4 May 2018.

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

Senior Business Analyst

At the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, we’re not content to watch the world change around us – we need to stay ahead of the curve to make sure we’re doing the best we can for New Zealand.  We want to inject some new perspectives, fresh ideas and innovative ways of doing things.  We’re looking for a talented Senior Business Analyst to join our newly formed Change Delivery team. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in an exciting and dynamic environment and make a contribution to New Zealand’s national security, then this is the role for you.

The NZSIS Capability Directorate is responsible for ensuring the NZSIS is well positioned to keep New Zealand and New Zealanders safe – both now and into the future.  We deliver business and capability development, while ensuring our investment in technology and other capabilities is prioritised to deliver our strategic outcomes.

We have a busy change programme, involving both technology and business change. We need expertise to hit the ground running:

  • Providing business analysis, documentation and facilitation services that are accurate and of a high standard
  • Managing stakeholder requirements throughout engagements and ensuring that these are effectively articulated, understood, documented, agreed upon, and met
  • Providing analytical input required for the development, enhancement, implementation, maintenance and operation of ICT applications/systems or business process change within the NZSIS
  • Providing end-to-end quality assurance of project deliverables
  • Identifying and implementing process and service improvements
  • Developing and implementing testing and user acceptance plans

Our successful candidate will have a high degree of professionalism and integrity, and will be a great team player.

In the NZSIS, you’ll work in a secure environment and have access to information that not everyone is allowed to see – that means you’ll need to be able to get a Top Secret Special security clearance.

We treat all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. But trust us, the job is worth it. In return, we offer:

  • A challenging and rewarding career
  • Competitive salary, appropriate to your qualifications and experience
  • Private medical insurance and vision care benefits
  • A promise that you’ll never have to take work home

If this sounds like you read our position description for further details.

Salary range: $77,497 - $96,872 circa. 

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 D2/18/19 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 Top Secret Special (TSS) 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, 4 May 2018. 

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

Physical Security Advisor

The Physical Security Advisor is an important role of a team containing self-motivated practitioners. The successful applicant will be responsible for improving the protective security capability primarily in the NZ public sector. You will be working closely with our engagement team established to assist with the successful implementation of the New Zealand government Protective Security Requirements (PSR).

In this role you will be a Physical Security subject matter expert and champion. You will provide comprehensive physical security advice and guidance in a consultancy capacity in line with the PSR.

You will be accountable for:

  • providing comprehensive, up-to-date physical security advice to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • informing and influencing individuals and teams on relevant regulations and their responsibilities for physical security
  • helping to develop and improve the security culture across New Zealand public sector
  • assessing , documenting and presenting on physical security considerations
  • collaboratively working with site owners and security managers on physical protection
  • evaluating security products for suitability

To be successful in this role you will have an understanding of protective security principles and practices. You will also have knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • the ability to identify security threats to premises including the people, information and assets within the premises
  • an understanding of risk management with proven risk management experience
  • the design or evaluation of physical security systems used for securing people, information or assets
  • physical security surveys , audits or vulnerability assessments
  • an understanding of physical security in the design and construction of facilities

In addition to the above skill and experience set you will have the following attributes:

  • Excellent self discipline and personal integrity
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, for both technical and non-technical customers
  • Sound judgement
  • High level of self motivation supported by a “can do” approach and ability to see a task through to completion with minimal supervision

A willingness to undertake both domestic and international travel and a full driver’s license are also requirements of this role along with a preparedness, if required, to be available on an on-call basis over the Christmas period.

If this sounds like you and you want to make a real and direct difference to the protection of physical premises we need to hear from you.

Salary range:  $56,628 - $82,983 circa.

A copy of the position description can be found on this page.

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 D2/18/28 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, 10th May.

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

Senior Advisor, Joint Office of the Directors

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Advisor to join our Strategy, Performance and Policy team supporting both the GCSB and NZSIS. You will make a difference to how the NZSIS and GCSB manage forward planning and organisational performance, as well as map their strategic direction. In turn, your work will directly contribute to the security of New Zealand. 

In this role you will be part of a team in the Joint Directors-General Office which leads work in the areas of strategy, performance and policy. The team takes responsibility for key accountability documentation such as Annual Reports, while also drawing up strategic documents and assisting with annual business planning. The team provides policy advice to the Directors-General and looks at performance reporting and monitoring to ensure the GCSB and NZSIS have effective performance measurement capabilities.

Your aim will be to produce high quality work on time, ensuring the Directors-General and management can make well-informed and coordinated decisions for GCSB and NZSIS.

This role will require you to draw on your great relationship skills to ensure that stakeholders and your advice are well-informed.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • A tertiary education qualification in a relevant area such as public policy or law
  • Experience in the public sector or in the development of strategic policy
  • Experience with corporate governance and the associated documentation
  • Experience with corporate performance measures
  • Experience working with Ministers’ offices

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively across GCSB and NZSIS as well as with other agencies to deliver to deadlines and be able to use sound judgement, flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills to implement solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.

If the challenge of working across unique and stimulating subject matter where you have the opportunity to use your influence and expertise to achieve positive outcomes for the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) appeals to you, then we would love to hear from you.

Salary range:  $77,497 - $96,872 circa.

A copy of the position description can be found on this page.

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 D2/18/29 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, 7th May. 

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.