EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA AND PROCESSES
Eligibility to apply
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.
Acknowledgement of applications
If you see a vacancy you are interested in, please apply as per the instructions on the advertisement. We will acknowledge your application via email and we will be in touch with you regarding the outcome of your application after the closing date and as soon as the short-listing process for the role has been completed.
All applications for employment within the NZIC are handled 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 we ask that you do not discuss your application with others.
The recruitment process includes an interview, psychometric assessment and reference checks. You may also be required to complete a technical/written assessment or attend an assessment centre.
After each stage of the process, applicants will be assessed in comparison with others and only those who most closely meet the role requirements proceed to the next stage.
If you are successful in being offered a role, our offer to you is provisional on the outcome of the security clearance vetting process. Once you are granted a security clearance, you may commence work with us.
Security Clearance Vetting
The security clearance vetting process includes an interview and in-depth background enquiries. This process may take up to 6 months or more, so we recommend you stay in your current job or take up temporary work while waiting.
Further information about the security clearance vetting process can be found on the Information for Security Vetting Candidates section of the Protective Security Requirements website.