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Legal Executive Assistant

We are a small team of lawyers looking for a positive, proactive and organised EA to help our team run smoothly.

You will work most closely with and support the Chief Legal Adviser, including as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. You will help prepare and monitor the team’s budget and spending, track the team’s progress on files, arrange travel, be the point of contact for our legal resource providers, and manage correspondence and appointments. You will work with the other Legal Advisers in the team, providing administrative support to help manage the large amount of information the team creates.

We are looking for someone who is happy applying their skills to a wide range of tasks, and who wants to work alongside us and improve how we do things.

You don’t need to have worked with lawyers before, or have any formal legal training, but will you need to have experience providing high quality EA support to an individual or team.

The role is advertised as full time but we are happy to consider a flexible or part time arrangement for the right person for the role.

Salary range:  $56,628 - $70,785 per annum 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 C2/17/85 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

Applications close 22 November 2017.

Please note: 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.

We treat 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

Team Lead, Technical Security (TECSEC)

In a world where our adversaries operate without rules or borders, GCSB’s mission to defend New Zealand’s most valuable information has never been more relevant. Our teams have the job of protecting the nation’s most highly classified sites and systems. Your job could be to lead one of them.

We are recruiting to fill the role of Team Lead: Technical Security in the High Assurance Services unit in Wellington.

The Team Lead provides senior oversight of the team trusted to protect New Zealand government information from eavesdropping devices and technical espionage threats at home and abroad, and subsequent reporting to customers. The Team Lead also drives engagement and collaboration with our customers and international partners.

Our teams work closely with information security professionals across government. You will need to have completed formal Technical Security training already to undertake this role. This will be underpinned by a background in telecommunications, electronic engineering, or a related field. Our top priority is to recruit people who are as passionate about people leadership as they are about cutting-edge technology and intelligence.

We are looking for leaders who enjoy communicating – the ability to accurately and clearly set requirements, document findings, and articulate areas of risk is essential. They must be outcomes-focussed and prepared to put the needs of customers at the centre of everything they do. They will need to be ready to step into a challenging role where their actions will make a real difference to the security and prosperity of New Zealand.  We need people who have the potential to develop into outstanding managers, who understand the business, and have the desire and skills to lead and motivate teams of technical specialists who are subject matter experts in their field.

If you are successful, your days could be spent:

  • Driving standards and leading a team of world-class expert Technical Security engineers;
  • Liaising with technical specialists both in New Zealand and overseas;
  • Overseeing the production of highly specialist analytical reporting;
  • Conducting Technical Security inspections of sites both in New Zealand and abroad;
  • Ensuring that areas are safe for senior government officials to discuss decisions of national significance;
  • Keeping our cutting-edge inspection equipment up to date through capital acquisitions;
  • Providing advice on changes in threats or capabilities to ensure that the team continues to operate within New Zealand law.

This role will involve some international travel – to locations that will sometimes be dangerous but will always be interesting. However, the Team Lead must strike the balance between travelling to conduct inspections and providing continuity for planning and advice within the unit.

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

  • Experience in leading a specialist team.
  • A working knowledge of Technical Security equipment, tradecraft and capability.
  • Excellent written communication skills and an ability to analyse, synthesise, and summarise data.
  • Highly developed negotiation and relationship management skills.
  • Presentation, public speaking or training skills and experience.

Our values are central to everything we do. We want to find people who are honest and courageous, curious and resilient, agile and self-aware. We want to know that they’ll encourage the same traits in those they lead, and that they have the courage to provide constructive and honest developmental feedback to their team.

A desire to learn really matters to us. We invest significantly in our people and expect you to be hungry to acquire new skills and experience. We offer training and development opportunities online, in New Zealand and overseas. We’ll help you build a career where you fulfil your potential.

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

Salary range:  $89,936 - $112,421 per annum 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 C2/17/93 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 on 22 November 2017.

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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Communications Analyst - English

  • Are you someone who enjoys analysing information and piecing together the jigsaw puzzle?
  • Are you computer literate and enjoy working in a busy team environment where your role really does make a difference?

If so, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

In this role, you will be responsible for analysing and interpreting information over a significant period of time to identify those key pieces of intelligence that helps solve the investigation puzzle.  What you do in this role helps us to take a well-informed view of potential threats to national security.

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and capable people with the right attitude.  Your aural language skills, aptitude and cultural awareness will be invaluable to you in this role.  Your accuracy and attention to detail will be second to none, along with your proven analytical skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

You will also have:

  • Discretion, discretion and more discretion
  • An ability and willingness to be flexible and work outside normal working hours
  • Excellent organisational skills that will assist you working in our fast-paced team environment
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in language studies, linguistics, international relations or similar.

If a flexible working arrangement is your only barrier to applying, then don’t worry we would be happy to consider this.

If this sounds like you and you are looking to be part of a cohesive team that is working to maintain a secure and safe New Zealand, then don’t delay; apply today!

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

Salary range:  $48,221 - $70,785 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 D2/17/89 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 on Monday, 27 November 2017.

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

Communications Analyst - Foreign Language

  • Are you someone who enjoys analysing information and piecing together the jigsaw puzzle?
  • Are you computer literate and enjoy working in a busy team environment where your role really does make a difference?

If so, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

We have a number of Linguist roles for Mandarin, Russian, Somalian and Tamil linguists to help analyse and interpret information and provide accurate reporting to our customers.

The primary focus of these roles entail distilling meaning from information over a significant period of time to identify those key pieces of intelligence that helps solve the investigation puzzle.  Your skills, background and cultural awareness will be invaluable as you will be asked to make a real contribution to team discussions as well as developing key assessments. 

These roles are crucial positions and what you do in this role helps us to take a well-informed view of potential threats to national security.

Your excellent command of English and Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Somalian or Tamil will be absolutely key to your success.  Your accuracy and attention to detail will be second to none, along with your proven analytical skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

You will also have:

  • Discretion, discretion and more discretion
  • An ability and willingness to be flexible and work outside normal working hours
  • Excellent organisational skills that will assist you working in our fast-paced team environment
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in language studies, linguistics, international relations or similar.

If a flexible working arrangement is your only barrier to applying, then don’t worry we would be happy to consider this.

If this sounds like you and you are looking to be part of a cohesive team that is working to maintain a secure and safe New Zealand, then don’t delay; apply today!

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

Salary range:  $48,221 - $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 D2/17/90 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 at 5pm on Monday, 27 November 2017.

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

Training Developer

If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference with your extensive training design and development experience and are looking to take on a new challenge, this might be the change you are looking for.

We're looking for an experienced and talented Training Developer to work in our Operational Training delivery team.  This is a new role within our team who we are relying on to introduce systematic processes and best practice instructional design techniques to support our agency.   

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.  Critical to our success is ensuring our people have the right skills at the right time to do their challenging jobs.

The Training Developer will work with subject matter experts and trainers across the NZSIS to design, develop and assess the effectiveness of a range of operational training programmes that build capability across the organisation. You’ll be a key player in this new team working collaboratively across a diverse set of stakeholders. As well as design and development, you’ll be responsible for programme review and evaluation.

As an experienced expert in this field, you will have:

  • Significant practical experience in a Training Development role within a systems approach to training environment
  • Significant experience in the design and implementation of training and learning frameworks to meet operational needs
  • Experience in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of operational and/or modularised training material
  • Experience in the application of a systematic approach to the training lifecycle
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills

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

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 D2/17/87 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 on Monday, 27 November 2017.

 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

IT Security Certification Assessor

We have an exciting new opportunity within our team for an experienced IT security practitioner – is this you?

In this new role, your experience in conducting IT security assessments, audits and applying security risk management practices will be key to your success.  Your previous experience in large scale and complex IT systems design, implementation and maintenance will also ensure success when assessing systems against government standards to ensure compliance.  Your experience in this field will ideally be supported by one of the relevant qualifications we are looking for, along with proven knowledge and application of AS/NZS ISO and ISO/IEC risk management and IT guidelines/best practice.

Your self-motivated, dynamic personality, coupled with your high level of accuracy and attention to detail will ensure that in this new role, system certification within the business will achieve successful outcomes. 

Supported by your technical expertise, your ability to successfully interact with a wide range of people at all levels of the NZIC and externally; will quickly see you becoming the certification subject matter expert we are looking for.  It will also ensure that as a member of a successful team, you are able to provide expert guidance and advice on certification matters to colleagues. 

Possessing excellent planning and organisational skills, along with strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills will be further attributes you possess and crucial to your success.

We are looking for someone who applies sound judgement, is pragmatic, impartial and uses their initiative in all areas of their work.  If this sounds like you, don’t delay – apply today!

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

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 D2/17/76 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 at 5pm on Monday, 27 November 2017.

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

Digital Intelligence Analysts

Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding career where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is currently recruiting for Digital Intelligence Analysts to join our team. You will have the opportunity to work on leading edge technologies in an operational environment and will be playing your part by contributing towards a safe and thriving New Zealand.

You will identify and prioritise requirements for system enhancements, and work with our engineers to coordinate their delivery.

To be considered for these roles you will need:

  • The ability to analyse large volumes of information, identify, extract and      present the pertinent relevant data.
  • A strong ability to articulate a technical solution will limited knowledge on the detailed implementation.
  • A continuing desire and ability to work with new technologies.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and judgement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, for both non-technical and technical audiences.

Most importantly, you will be self-motivated, creative and innovative, with and ability to show initiative. You will be able to work both independently and in team and display sound judgment. Some international travel may be required.

In return we can offer you a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities. Depending on previous experience, there will be training on a tailored set of internationally recognised external papers/qualifications. We offer on-site gym and fitness facilities but most importantly, the outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand.

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

Applicants must hold New Zealand citizenship and be prepared to undergo the extensive and lengthy background checks necessary to hold a high level of security clearance.

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

Salary range:  $56,628 - $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 D2/17/91 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 at 5pm on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.

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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Advisor - Joint Directors'-General Office

  • Strategy, Performance and Policy team
  • Help ensure senior leaders are well-placed to make informed and coordinated decisions
  • Permanent – Wellington

The Strategy, Performance and Policy team in the Joint Directors’-General Office supports both the GCSB and NZSIS.  As Advisor you will be involved in ensuring the leadership of the GCSB and NZSIS are well-placed to make informed and coordinated decisions in a wide range of areas.  In turn, your work will directly contribute to the national security of New Zealand.

This is an opportunity to really contribute to the effective operation of a freshly established team which provides policy advice to the Directors-General and takes responsibility for annual planning, organisational performance and non-financial reporting.  The team also has responsibility for key accountability documentation such as annual reports, strategic intentions and annual business plans to ensure they are completed to a high quality and on time.  You will be responsible for providing advice to the Directors-General on a range of issues, as well as supporting the GCSB and NZSIS Senior Leadership Teams (SLT).  The role will require you to draw on your great relationship and organisational skills to navigate through complex situations.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • A tertiary education qualification or equivalent training and experience
  • Experience working within central government ideally in a related area
  • Knowledge of the machinery of government, including structures and processes surrounding public administration and public policy
  • A desire to strengthen policy development, analysis and advice skills within a senior team
  • Experience with corporate governance and the associated documentation
  • Proficiency in handling, understanding, processing and communicating governance documentation

 

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively across the 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 appeals to you then we would love to hear from you. 

Salary range: $66,387 - $82,893 per annum 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 C2/17/80 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: 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 at Sunday 26 November 2017.

We treat 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

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.

To be successful in this role, you 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 D2/17/92 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 at 5pm on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.

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

Software Engineer

This position can be located in either Wellington or Auckland 

  • Do you have a love of innovative and leading edge technologies?
  • Can you apply various technologies to answer complex analytical questions?
  • Are you keen to contribute to the safety and well being of New Zealand?

If you’ve answered yes to the questions above, a rewarding career with the NZSIS may be for you. As part of a small specialist team, you will have the opportunity to work with leading edge technologies to solve complex problems in an exciting, unique and fast paced operational environment

You will have the software engineering responsibility of implementing features on an existing system. This will require you to work closely and, when required, aid the research team on specific topics. You will work on subjects and computing problems that are utterly unique.

You will be part of a team of supportive software engineers. It is expected that you bring solid engineering principles. However, creativity and pragmatism are required to meet the objectives. Some international travel may be required.

To be considered for this role you will need:

  • a university degree in computer science or electrical engineering with programming.
  • a passion for technology and a strong desire to develop a career applying it.
  • excellent problem solving and analysis skills.
  • effective written and oral communication skills.
  • excellent attention to detail, accuracy and judgment.

 In return we can offer you a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities. We offer on-site gym and fitness facilities but most importantly, the outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand.

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

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 D2/17/93 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 at 5pm on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.

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

Training Coordinator

 

In this new role, we are looking for a highly motivated person who excels at coordinating all the logistical and support elements to ensure our training programme runs smoothly.  Your agility, composure and significant experience will ensure any changes to programmes are efficiently supported with professionalism and composure.

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.  Critical to our success is ensuring our people have the right skills at the right time to do their challenging jobs.

You will be responsible for organising, coordinating and supporting the development and delivery of our ambitious operational training programme. You will also work closely with internal and external trainers and provide logistical and administrative support, as well as supporting your manager with performance reporting and budget management.

Enjoying the challenge that comes with making a new role happen and successfully delivering your accountabilities, you will have:

  • Energy and experience in providing coordination support in a busy and varied context, preferably in a training environment
  • Second to none planning and organisational skills, where competing and changing priorities are a daily occurrence that you manage with ease
  • A high level of trust, personal integrity and discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work after hours to support the delivery of training.  There will also be opportunities for you to participate in training exercises

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 D2/17/88 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 at 5pm on Monday, 27 November 2017.

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 Advisor, Risk & Assurance and Business Continuity

We are looking for an experienced Risk and Business Continuity Advisor to provide our senior managers with advice on strategic risks and opportunities and to ensure we have a fit-for-purpose business continuity plan. 

This role will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing a business continuity plan for the GCSB. As part of this, you will be planning and executing business continuity exercises and providing reporting on overall preparedness across the GCSB. In this role, you will also be our expert on risk and assurance ensuring that there is a solid understanding of strategic risks facing the organisation and providing support to manage these effectively. As part of this, you will be responsible for making sure we have a suitable risk framework in place that supports risk management across all areas. This role will act as a secretariat for the Risk & Assurance Committee. The role will involve engagement with various areas of the organisation as you support and guide these units on risk identification and management.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Experience working in a relevant risk management position
  • Proven understanding of current risk management methodology
  • Experience developing and testing Business Continuity Plans
  • Experience applying in-depth analysis to complex issues
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to provide advice to all levels of the organisation

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a range of people and to provide advice to senior leaders. You will also have a high level of judgement with the ability to make effective decisions in complex situations. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

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

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 C2/17/58 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 on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

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 Network Security Consultant

We are seeking an Information Assurance professional with telecommunications and cyber security knowledge and experience at applying that knowledge to risk assessments across a broad range of ICT technologies.

We are growing our current team to include this Auckland based position to complement the same role already located in Wellington. These two consultants will share the workload related to technology assessments and relationship management with telecommunications operators, New Zealand’s new space industry, and potentially any other emerging technologies that catch the attention of our government.

Our team works with both private sector businesses and government agencies to ensure planned activities do not result in national security risks. We do this by drawing upon industry expertise from within and outside the immediate team.

If you are successful, your days could be spent:

  • Identifying potential risks and mitigations on the country’s leading edge and critical infrastructures
  • Developing and maintaining trusted relationships across the industry
  • Staying current on existing and emerging technologies and their associated risks
  • Continuous improvement of day to day procedures

A desire to learn really matters to us. We invest significantly in our people and expect you to be hungry to acquire new skills and experience. We offer training and development opportunities online, in New Zealand and overseas. We will help you build a career where you fulfil your potential.

Our values are central to everything we do. We want to find people who are honest and courageous, curious and resilient, agile and self-aware. Also, we want to know that they’ll encourage the same traits in those they work with.

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

Salary range:  $89,936 - $112,421 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 C2/17/95 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 at 5pm on Thursday, 30 November 2017.

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

ICT Test Analyst

Are you ready for the next step in your successful test analyst career? If you are looking for a fulfilling and challenging career which is beyond ordinary, read on.

Can you tick these boxes?

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about producing quality products through strong testing methodologies.
  • Motivated to work smarter and find better ways to make things work.
  • Enjoy being part of a high performance team of like-minded people.
  • Known for your commitment for excellent customer service.
  • A proven track record in software testing.
  • Experienced in development of test scenarios and test cases based on requirements and solution designs.
  • Experienced with automation, manual, integration, and regression testing.
  • Your ability to relate well to customers and colleagues is evident through your finely tuned oral and written communication skills.

In return, we can give you:

  • A unique and stimulating environment in which to use and grow your awesome Test Analyst skills.
  • Exposure to the latest software development technologies.
  • The chance to solve challenging analytical and technical problems.
  • The opportunity to make a difference for customers and team mates through identifying ways to work smarter.
  • An onsite gym.
  • A salary that recognises your value and experience.
  • Career and training opportunities to ensure your skills are kept up to date.
  • A wide range of benefits including access to medical insurance.

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

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 C2/17/98 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 at 5pm on Thursday, 30 November 2017.

 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

Legal Adviser

Are you looking for an opportunity where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?  Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are ever the same?

The Legal Team of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) are a group of people passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand’s way of life and is looking for a Legal Advisor with 2 – 3 years post qualification experience to join our busy Wellington Office. 

Working with the Chief Legal Adviser and other Legal Advisers, you will be involved in providing legal advice on operational matters, drafting applications for intelligence warrants and other legal documents, and providing legal input into NZSIS information management, compliance, policy and processes.

You must have a degree in law, be qualified to practise as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, and hold a current (or be able to obtain) a practicing certificate.  You will also possess the following qualities:

  • Ability to provide practical operational advice in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise sound and independent legal judgement across a range of legal areas
  • An awareness of, and interest in, current affairs and issues that affect New Zealand on a domestic and international level
  • An understanding of New Zealand government processes, particularly in the national security, foreign affairs and intelligence areas.

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

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

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 D2/17/94 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 at 5pm on Sunday, 3 December 2017.

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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Systems Engineer – Capability Development

This is a fixed-term/secondment opportunity until June 2019

The Cryptographic Services unit within IACD is looking for a Systems Engineer to provide expert systems and cryptographic engineering services.  In this role, you will be able to have a real impact in shaping the direction of the unit by researching and implementing new technologies and initiatives.

The role focusses on supporting the national cryptographic communications security programme. You will do this by designing and implementing operational enhancements to systems, and providing technical support to the National Production Centre (NPC) and the National Distribution Authority (NDA). You will be aware of current trends and products that may impact the cryptographic services business and be able to conduct relevant investigations into any new products and systems. This role will also be expected to engage with partners on technical COMSEC matters.

We are looking for a candidate with some of the following skills and experience: 

  • Software design experience in Java
  • Network design experience
  • Knowledge of enterprise systems design
  • Knowledge of cryptographic hardware, configuration, products and techniques used to protect classified government information

To be effective in this role you will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have an innovative approach to problem solving.  You will also have the ability to handle multiple projects, work well under pressure, using your good judgement and time management skills.

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

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 C2/17/100 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 at 5pm on Thursday, 30 November 2017.

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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Enterprise Architect

We are seeking someone with strong enterprise architecture experience to provide direction and advice in planning the end state of the entire enterprise.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Significant experience in ICT development and delivery.
  • Experience in the development of enterprise level architectural designs.
  • Experience in architectural design for cloud solutions.
  • A strong customer service ethic with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Highly developed conceptual thinking and problem-solving ability.

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

Salary range:  $105,663 - $132,079 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 C2/17/101 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 at 5pm on Monday, 27 November 2017.

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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Database Administrator

Has database administration been a highlight of your career to date? Are you ready to take on a new role where you can take our database administration to the next level?  Yes and yes? Then read on!

We’re a unique government organisation with an opportunity for an experienced Database Administrator to join our friendly IT team.

Ideally, we’re looking for someone with…

  • 4-5 years’ experience with contemporary enterprise database solutions
  • Formal training and/or a relevant tertiary qualification
  • Enthusiasm for solving complex database problems
  • A commitment to customer service and exceeding expectations

In return, we can offer…

  • A unique and interesting work environment unlike any other
  • Opportunities to build on your current knowledge and skills
  • A friendly, supportive bunch of people to work with
  • An onsite crèche for preschool children and babies
  • Flexible working arrangements to meet personal or family commitments
  • A competitive salary
  • Private medical insurance and vision care benefits
  • The assurance that you’ll never have to take work home with you!

So, if this sounds good so far, then do you have… 

  • Experience with SQL databases (particularly Oracle and/or PostgreSQL)
  • A sound understanding of data management principles relating to audit, quality assurance, and risk
  • Experience in managing database backups and recovery
  • Familiarity with performance tuning processes
  • Database design skills to ensure optimal performance and capacity
  • Familiarity with scripting and reviewing SQL code
  • Migration of SQL databases and tables
  • Experience establishing standards, controls, and procedures to support data integrity and security
  • Experience monitoring and maintaining a range of database types
  • The right attitude.

The right person may have some or all of the items on our wish list. We’ll give the right person the chances to fill the gaps and learn a whole lot more in a supportive and close-knit environment.

If this opportunity sounds attractive and you think you’ve got what we’re looking for, then apply now.

This position can be located in either Wellington or at our Marlborough site.

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

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 C2/17/97 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 Monday, 4 December 2017. 

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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Systems Administrator/Engineer

Are you passionate about system administration/engineering, have an interest in databases and want to take that enthusiasm 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 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 Marlborough site. Yes, Marlborough. Working here is as much about making a positive lifestyle choice as it is about carrying out satisfying work. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors, raise a family or take advantage of the high sunshine hours at the centre of New Zealand’s wine industry, Marlborough should be the choice for you and your family. 

What you'll bring to the position:

  • A passion for system administration with experience in Windows and Linux platforms.
  • Experience and interest in working with databases.
  • Practical 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.
  • Close knit culture and community.
  • 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. 

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

  • Linux and Windows system administration with a focus on high availability of services.
  • Experience with SQL databases and particularly with Oracle. Maybe even MongoDB.
  • A sound understanding of data management principles particularly relating to quality assurance, continuity of operations and risk.
  • Virtualisation (vSphere, libvirt and other hypervisor technologies).
  • Networking (switches, routers and firewalls).
  • Security (The why’s and how’s of IT security).
  • Familiarity with scripting and SQL code.
  • Robust understanding of archiving and backup requirements.
  • Interoperability (even if you have to DIY from time to time). 

Your skill set will get you in the door, but we will be expecting you to learn a whole lot more. It’s more important that you bring the right attitude and a desire to improve your skill set 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 with big data comes big responsibility and being a Systems Administrator is its own reward. 

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

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

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 C2/17/82 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 Monday, 4 December 2017. 

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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Senior Communications Advisor

  • Focus on internal communications and staff engagement
  • Newly established team with a licence to innovate
  • Permanent – Wellington

As Senior Communications Advisor you will have a real opportunity to make your mark on strategic communications for the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) – a unique and stimulating environment at the forefront of New Zealand's national security.  This role is part of a newly established team with a licence to innovate.

You will be providing specialist internal communications and staff engagement advice as well as contribute to the development and implementation of the engagement and communications approach for the GCSB and NZSIS.  Working across both agencies, you will advise managers and senior leaders, and lead pieces of work with a focus on internal communications and staff engagement.

You will be an experienced and motivated communications professional with a passion for internal communications. You will be willing and able to pitch in and turn your hand to any task that helps the team deliver effective and innovative communications that support GCSB and NZSIS in their work to protect New Zealand's national security.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Relevant senior advisor level communications experience in the NZ public sector
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies and plans
  • Ability to think strategically and develop and execute workable solutions to complex problems
  • A commitment to accuracy and excellence
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills and the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels
  • A tertiary qualification in journalism, communications or external/public relations

 

What we can offer in return

As well as the unique work content and environment, we offer a competitive salary and health and wellness benefits including access tour onsite gym, medical insurance and vision care benefits.  There is also the promise that you’ll never have to take work home with you.

If this sounds like you, and you want the opportunity to share your expertise, develop your skills and deliver excellent communications for the GCSB and NZSIS, we would love to hear from you. 

Salary range is from $89,935 to $112,421 per annum 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 D2/17/96 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: 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 Wednesday 29 November 2017.

We treat 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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Communications Advisor

  • Focus on digital communications
  • Newly established team with a licence to innovate
  • Permanent – Wellington

As Communications Advisor you will have a real opportunity to make your mark on strategic communications for the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) – a unique and stimulating environment at the forefront of New Zealand's national security.  This role is part of a newly established team with a licence to innovate.

You will be providing specialist communications advice and contribute to the development and implementation of the engagement and communications approach for the GCSB and NZSIS.  Working across both agencies, you will focus on digital communications as well as assisting senior team members, and advising managers and senior leaders.

You will be a motivated self-starter who is keen to learn. You will be willing and able to pitch in and turn your hand to any task that helps the team deliver effective and innovative communications that support GCSB and NZSIS in their work to protect New Zealand's national security.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Relevant communications experience in the NZ public sector including digital communications and working with websites
  • Experience developing and implementing communications plans
  • Ability to think strategically and identify practical solutions to complex problems
  • Skills in graphic design and/or photography would be an advantage
  • A commitment to accuracy and excellence
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills and the ability work effectively with staff and leaders at all levels
  • A tertiary qualification in journalism, communications or external/public relations

 

What we can offer in return

As well as the unique work content and environment, we offer a competitive salary and health and wellness benefits including access tour onsite gym, medical insurance and vision care benefits.  There is also the promise that you’ll never have to take work home with you.

If this sounds like you, and you want the opportunity to share your expertise, develop your skills and deliver excellent communications for the GCSB and NZSIS, we would love to hear from you. 

Salary range is from $66,387 - $82,983 per annum 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 D2/17/97 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: 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 Wednesday 29 November 2017.

We treat 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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IT Engineer

Are you looking for an opportunity where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?  Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are ever the same?

We have an opportunity for a talented IT Engineer to join a specialised team supporting and enhancing the infrastructure behind our specialised analysis platform. You will be one member of a two person Engineering team supporting and designing the infrastructure behind our specialised analysis platform to ensure that the infrastructure supports the workflow of other Protective Monitoring Centre (PMC) team members.

As part of this specialised team you will be working on interesting and unique projects and datasets, which you will find challenging and intellectually rewarding.  You will have a direct hand in the Research and Development required to ensure that our infrastructure continues to scale with the growing demands of the PMC.

You will need to adapt as implementation decisions refine our approach, and enthusiasm and tenacity will be critical personal attributes.

We are looking for a range of engineering skills that cover the full spectrum of IT Engineering. In addition, some of the following would be advantageous:

  • Windows and Linux systems administration experience.
  • SAN experience.
  • Networking experience.
  • VMWare experience.
  • An interest in big data.
  • Scripting experience, including shell scripting.
  • Good communication skills with an ability to relate to a variety of people.

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

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 D2/17/98 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 at 5pm on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.

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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Software Developer

Are you looking for an opportunity where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?  Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are ever the same?

We also have opportunities for two capable and proficient software developers in our PMC team.

The role of this team is to work closely with internal customers to turn their requirements into robust and fit-for-purpose solutions.  You will be working on interesting and unique projects and datasets.  You will also play a key role in supporting and enhancing our specialised analysis platform so persistence will be critical personal attributes

We are looking for a range of software development skills that will need to adapt as implementation decisions refine our approach..  In addition, some of the following would be advantageous:

  • Experience in an object oriented programming language, preferably Java and or .Net.
  • A demonstrable knowledge of web technologies.
  • An interest in big data.
  • Scripting experience, including shell scripting.
  • A desire and ability to quickly learn new technologies and skills in a range of areas.
  • You should be comfortable working in each and every step of the full software lifecycle.
  • Good communication skills with an ability to relate to a variety of people.

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

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 D2/17/99 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 at 5pm on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.

 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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Content Developer (Part-Time)

Are you looking for an opportunity where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand? 

Expressions of interest are invited for a part-time Protective Monitoring Centre Content Developer within the Protective Security Branch of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.

We are seeking a talented content developer to join a specialised team to identify, design, and develop business use cases and related technical content. You will work closely with PMC customers to turn their requirements into robust and fit-for-purpose solutions. This position is a job-share opportunity and we are seeking someone to join the team for two days (15 hours) per week.

As part of this specialised team you will be working on interesting and unique projects and datasets, which you will find challenging and intellectually rewarding.

Enthusiasm and tenacity will be necessary as you undertake research, design, implementation, and support of our analytical content.  We are looking for someone with some of the following knowledge/experience:

  • Experience in an IT security, data science, analytical, or investigative field
  • Ability to independently identify issues and design creative technical solutions
  • An understanding of testing methodologies
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • An understanding of use case development processes
  • Some knowledge of auditing and log analysis
  • Some experience in software development
  • Good communication skills with an ability to relate to a variety of people

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

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 D2/17/100 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 at 5pm on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.

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.