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Senior Legal Advisor

 We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Legal Adviser to join our Legal Team in a permanent role.

The Senior Legal Adviser plays a key role in providing high quality legal advice on all matters relating to the operational and administrative activities of the GCSB. In this role you will provide legal advice to all levels of management concerning GCSB’s compliance with applicable law and the effect of any existing or proposed legislation on the GCSB. The role requires significant intellectual capacity and judgment to deal with a constantly evolving operational and corporate life.  It requires you to brief external counsel and engage with other public and private entities, including Ministers and independent overseers, to represent the interests of the GCSB. Through effective input into practices, procedures and policies, you will help to enable GCSB activities. As a senior member of the Legal Team you will be involved in the training of GCSB staff and will also assist in development and training within the team.

We are looking for candidates with the following experience:

  • A tertiary degree in law and qualification to act as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand
  • A current practising certificate
  • Substantial experience in legal practice
  • Familiarity with the functions of legal advisory at a senior management level

You will have strong experience in public and administrative law, and drafting and advising on a variety of operational legal instruments. Practical experience in telecommunications, international law, criminal law or civil litigation is an advantage.

You will have excellent judgement and interpersonal skills to enable you to provide trusted advice and influence senior management and other stakeholders. You will be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and produce quality results. You will also have the credibility to represent the Director GCSB effectively, both within New Zealand and overseas as required. The highest level of integrity and ethics is required.

We are open to filling this position in either our Wellington or Auckland office.

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 C2/17/18 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

Please Note: Employment in the NZIC requires candidates to have been a NZ citizen, or a citizen of UK, Canada, USA or Australia, for at least 10 years and 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’s application may not be able to progress.

Applications close Monday 27 February 2017.

The GCSB 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

Analysis Development Officer

  • Are you experienced in designing and delivering analysis training programmes?
  • Do you have experience in Business Analysis and enjoy working closely with multiple stakeholders working on new initiates continuing business improvement.
  • Would you like to make a real contribution to making New Zealand and the world a safer place?
  • Would you like to work with highly motivated and intelligent people, with support for further learning and development in areas that interest you?

The NZSIS is excited to invite applications from experienced, talented and professional training staff to advance our intelligence officers’ expertise in using our intelligence analysis system. Joining a high performing and diverse team, you will design and deliver a range of formal and informal training to investigators and operational staff, to ensure they are able to understand and fully utilise the intelligence data and advanced system they use.

The datasets we hold and the analysis challenges we face when looking at the threats to New Zealand from terrorism or espionage are unique.  You will be directly involved in improving the ways that our staff and systems address these challenges.  This will require you to work with intelligence teams to refine end-to-end business processes and ensure these are captured in the training you provide and written procedures.  You will also identify and prioritise requirements for system enhancements, and work with our software development team to coordinate their delivery.

With no workday being the same, working within a business with varying roles and responsibilities, enthusiasm and an ability to relate to a variety of people will be necessary as you champion our analysis system and facilitate business change.  In addition, some of the following would be advantageous:

  • Experience in providing analytical training.
  • A strong understanding of data analysis tools and how they can support investigative or operational work.
  • A desire and ability to work with new technologies.
  • Experience of business analysis and a passion for building capabilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, for both non-technical and technical audiences.

Most importantly, you will be self-motivated, creative, and innovative, with an ability to show initiative. You will be able to work both independently and in a team, and display sound judgement.

In return you will have flexible working hours, challenging and intellectually rewarding work, and the chance make a valuable contribution at the heart of the NZSIS’ security and intelligence work.

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 D2/17/07 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 

Please Note: Employment in the NZIC requires candidates to have been a NZ citizen, or a citizen of UK, Canada, USA or Australia, for at least 10 years and 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’s application may not be able to progress.

Applications close Friday 24 February

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

Linux 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 Wellington centre.

What you'll bring to the position:

  • A passion for Linux 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.

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, scripting, working with virtualisation technologies, databases, web servers, Puppet or similar technologies, complex multi-server processing systems, storage area networks, cloud and web technologies, and interoperability (even if you have to DIY from time to time).

Exposure to the likes of Oracle and Solaris would be beneficial. However, the ability to adapt to various environments is more important.

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 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.

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 C2/17/13 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 

Please Note: Employment in the NZIC requires candidates to have been a NZ citizen, or a citizen of UK, Canada, USA or Australia, for at least 10 years and 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’s application may not be able to progress.

Applications close Sunday 26 February

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

Senior Legal Advisor - Fixed-Term

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Legal Adviser to join our Legal Team in a fixed-term role until February 2018. A secondment from another government agency may also be considered.

The Senior Legal Adviser plays a key role in providing high quality legal advice on all matters relating to the operational and administrative activities of the GCSB. In this role you will provide legal advice to all levels of management concerning GCSB’s compliance with applicable law and the effect of any existing or proposed legislation on the GCSB. The role requires significant intellectual capacity and judgment to deal with a constantly evolving operational and corporate life.  It requires you to brief external counsel and engage with other public and private entities, including Ministers and independent overseers, to represent the interests of the GCSB. Through effective input into practices, procedures and policies, you will help to enable GCSB activities. As a senior member of the Legal Team you will be involved in the training of GCSB staff and will also assist in development and training within the team.

We are looking for candidates with the following experience:

  • A tertiary degree in law and qualification to act as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand
  • A current practising certificate
  • Substantial experience in legal practice
  • Familiarity with the functions of legal advisory at a senior management level

You will have strong experience in public and administrative law, and drafting and advising on a variety of operational legal instruments. Practical experience in telecommunications, international law, criminal law or civil litigation is an advantage.

You will have excellent judgement and interpersonal skills to enable you to provide trusted advice and influence senior management and other stakeholders. You will be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and produce quality results. You will also have the credibility to represent the Director GCSB effectively, both within New Zealand and overseas as required. The highest level of integrity and ethics is required.

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 C2/17/19 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

Please Note: Employment in the NZIC requires candidates to have been a NZ citizen, or a citizen of UK, Canada, USA or Australia, for at least 10 years and 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’s application may not be able to progress.

Applications close Monday 27 February 2017.

 

The GCSB 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

Protective Security Policy Advisor

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 New Zealand Intelligence Community is seeking a policy advisor who will be responsible for delivering best-practice protective security policies and procedures. 

We are looking for highly motivated people who have:

  • relevant and recent experience providing policy or legal advice
  • experience in writing technical material
  • excellent interpersonal skills and customer service ethic
  • an understanding or awareness of protective security
  • an ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, and
  • ideally, experience working with project management frameworks.

The successful candidate will have a high degree of professionalism, integrity and drive. If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a new challenge we want to hear from you.

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 D2/17/10 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 

Please Note: Employment in the NZIC requires candidates to have been a NZ citizen, or a citizen of UK, Canada, USA or Australia, for at least 10 years and 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’s application may not be able to progress.

Applications close Tuesday 28 February

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

Software Developer

We are seeking people that are enthusiastic and motivated to join us as software developers in Wellington. We are looking for experienced software developers with industry experience who are looking for a challenge.

You will be working in a talented team of software developers within the national intelligence community. In this role you will keep up to date with the latest advances in software development and integration. You will be working with exciting technologies to solve challenging analytical and technical problems and using your skills to identify opportunities for improvements.

First and foremost, we are seeking candidates that are knowledgeable and passionate that will be responsible for the integration and development of specific applications/ systems. You will also contribute to the lifecycle support of these systems and provide customer service. In addition we are looking for candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Highly-effective oral and written communications skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Java, javascript/jQuery, web applications, Linux operating systems, source control systems, and software testing to name a few
  • Understanding of developing and maintaining customer and operational support documentation
  • Experience with analysing code for problem resolution and performance optimisation

You will have a great attention to detail with a high level of accuracy, show initiative with the ability to be effective at self-management to meet/ exceed established performance goals.

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 C2/17/20 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 

Please Note: Employment in the NZIC requires candidates to have been a NZ citizen, or a citizen of UK, Canada, USA or Australia, for at least 10 years and 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’s application may not be able to progress.

Applications close Monday 13 March

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.