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GCSB Tertiary Scholarship

Tertiary scholarship for women studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics 

GCSB Scholarship application information

Scholarship value

The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans. Note, no more than $5,000 will be allocated in any one year.

Eligibility

Open to female second year tertiary students and above (including Honours and Masters students) intending to take a full-time course of study in science, technology, computer engineering, mathematics, data science and cyber security at any New Zealand tertiary institution.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for GCSB Tertiary Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Female students over the age of 18 years.
  • Have been a New Zealand citizen for at least 10 years or hold New Zealand Permanent Residence or hold a current New Zealand Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America or Australia for at least 10 years.
  • Have enrolled, or been accepted to enrol, in a full time degree majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand for the next academic year.
  • Be eligible to obtain and keep a national security clearance.

How will application be assessed?

  • Academic achievement & excellence
  • Honours and awards
  • Life and work experience
  • Proven leadership qualities and/or experience
  • Career aspirations

Decision makers 

The successful candidate will be selected by a panel consisting of the Director of GCSB, a representative from People and Capability, representatives from the relevant areas of GCSB and an academic who specialises in STEM subjects.

Decision time

The successful scholarship winner will be notified by 31 October 2017.

How to apply

Email - scholarship@nzic.govt.nz for a full application form, or see here to download the full online PDF application form. When using the full online PDF application form, please ensure you use Adobe Acrobat.

Phone the GCSB Learning and Development, People and Capability Team on Phone 04 472 6881.

Closing date for application is 1 October 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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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 C2/17/71  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 1 October 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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NZSIS

Personnel Security Support Officer

If the Intelligence Community helps protect the people of New Zealand, who helps protect the Intelligence Community?

Keeping New Zealand and New Zealanders safe is an important job and fortunately, New Zealand has a committed group of people doing this day after day.

But sometimes those committed people are so focused on their jobs that they forget to think about themselves.

To help support and inform them, the NZSIS is looking for individuals who have an interest in human behavior, with attention to detail and an enquiring mind to join our Wellington-based Personnel Security team.

We are a small dedicated team with a big role – from presenting across government to discrete one-on-ones with staff; we strive to provide the highest quality personnel security advice and expertise in New Zealand. 

The Personnel Security Support Officer provides high quality support to the team, and is a key enabler for the delivery of our ambitious work programme.

If you are looking for the opportunity to take on a new challenge, are comfortable working with delicate information, have an eye for efficiency, a drive for personal development and don’t mind being thrown the odd curve ball, then we may have a job for you.

The upmost professionalism, integrity and discretion is required.

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 D2/17/56 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 3 October 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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Network Engineers

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

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you need to consider working for us at our Wellington office. We are seeking passionate and motivated Network Engineers to join our team of talented specialists where no two days will be the same. 

What you'll bring to the position:

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

What you get from us:

  • Unique and extremely interesting work that you don’t get to do anywhere else.
  • Career and training opportunities.
  • Close knit culture and community.
  • 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:

  • Network engineering skills, covering LAN, WAN and Firewalls.
  • Experience with all of the major manufacturers of switches, routers and firewalls.
  • Virtualisation.
  • Layer 3 routing protocols.
  • IP Telephony.
  • VTC.

You will join a technology centric team who collectively do amazing things with computing and network technology, but you should also be comfortable solving complex problems on your own. Some domestic and international travel is required.

If this sounds like you apply today!

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 C2/17/69 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 Tuesday 26 September 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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Protective Security Officer

Does the sound of working in a dynamic and interesting environment while making a real contribution to the security of New Zealand appeal to you?

Do you want to work at the front line of keeping NZ Intelligence Community personnel and facilities safe and secure, which ensures the NZIC can go about its business keeping New Zealand safe?

The Intelligence Community Shared Services (ICSS) is part of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC).  ICSS are currently recruiting for a shift Protective Security Officer (PSO) to join the Protective Security team in Wellington. 

The PSO is responsible for providing high level protective security services, including incident and emergency response to the NZIC in Pipitea House.  The role provides security reception and 24 hours protective security services via a range of security related functions and systems. The Shift PSO will be required to work a shift pattern of two days, two nights, four days off. 

To be successful in the role you will need to be highly professional with a strong customer focus, have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, and the ability to communicate well across a wide range of people.  You will also possess the following qualities:

  • NCEA level 3, or National Certificate in Security, or an equivalent level of learning through a minimum of three years’ experience working in a security environment that utilises systems and procedures, or risk/emergency management practices and procedures
  • A high level of integrity and trustworthiness
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Computer literacy to operate security systems
  • Ability to use judgement, discretion and problem solving
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have a valid and clean full New Zealand Driver’s Licence
  • An ability to meet the physical requirements of the role

In return we can offer you a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities and on-site gym and fitness facilities. 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.

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 C2/17/68 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 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 Tuesday 26 September 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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Cyber Security - Incident Responder

We are looking for people to join us as Incident Responders in the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), an integral part of the GCSB. Whether you are early in your career, or an industry expert, we want to hear from you.

We are defending New Zealand from the most serious and sophisticated cyber-attacks out there. Our foreign adversaries are often well-resourced, highly skilled, and good at concealment. We need to be constantly aware of who the real adversary might be, what their objectives and targets are, and how best to uncover their trail and defeat them.

Working in a talented team of cyber security professionals, you will be investigating sophisticated cyber intrusions and working with a diverse customer set across both the public and private sectors. You will be working with exciting technologies to solve challenging analytical and technical problems on unique datasets that you wouldn’t have the opportunity to do anywhere else.

First and foremost, we are seeking candidates that are knowledgeable and passionate about cyber security with a strong desire to learn and specialise in incident response. In addition we are looking for candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Expertise or interest in learning network and endpoint forensic investigation techniques
  • Relevant technical qualifications or certifications in fields such as, Information Security, Computer Science, Information Technology and Data Science
  • Knowledge of vulnerabilities, exploits and mitigation techniques
  • Programming / scripting experience
  • Experience or interest in malware analysis or reverse engineering


We are looking for someone self-motivated, resourceful, innovative and with an ability to think outside of the box. You will be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. You will also have the ability to demonstrate sound judgement, be able to embrace a busy environment, manage your workload and work effectively to deadlines.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

We will offer you the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in the cyber security world. There is a defined career path within the team and we will dedicate significant investment into your professional development. You will also enjoy subsidised healthcare and an on-site gym.

Apply today, and kick start a meaningful career with the GCSB!

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 C2/17/64 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 22nd September 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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NZSIS

Vetting Engagement Advisor

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

We are currently seeking a Vetting Engagement Advisor to join us in the Protective Security Directorate within the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service. 

In this position you will contribute to the management of security clearance risk by administering and processing security clearance information and providing high quality customer support to our customers and other government agencies. 

This is a primary customer facing role in the Vetting Engagement Team and plays a key role in delivering and enhancing the overall customer experience. This will be done through a combination of handling the flow of security clearance information, escalating issues/opportunities, providing education and training to other government departments and maintaining the data integrity of our information systems. 

We are looking for someone with a high level of customer service, interpersonal and problem solving skills who can consistently demonstrate sound judgement, integrity and initiative. We work in a busy and varied environment so self-motivation, flexibility and the ability to be a team player is also important.  

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 D2/17/50 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 Thursday 21 September 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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Cyber Threat Analyst

  • Do you want to help in the fight against advanced cyber security threats?
  • Do you have an interest or expertise in computer security or intelligence analysis?
  • Do you have an enquiring mind and enjoy solving complex analytical challenges?

If so, then you can make a real difference to the security and wellbeing of New Zealand.

We are seeking a talented cyber threat analyst to work as part of a tight-knit team of cyber security professionals within the National Cyber Security Centre. Whether you are early in your career, or an industry expert, we want to hear from you.

We are defending New Zealand from the most serious and complicated cyber-attacks out there. Our foreign adversaries are often well-resourced, highly skilled, and good at concealment. We need to be constantly aware of who the real adversary might be, what their objectives and targets are, and how best to uncover their trail and defeat them.

Working in a talented team of cyber security professionals, you will be analysing multiple sources of information and intelligence about sophisticated cyber intrusions and working with a diverse customer set across both the public and private sectors. You will be working with exciting technologies to solve challenging analytical and technical problems on unique datasets that you wouldn’t have the opportunity to do anywhere else. Your work will land on the desk of senior decision makers in both NZ and overseas.

We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of the cyber threat environment, or a background in intelligence analysis and reporting.  You will have excellent written communication skills and an ability to analyse and summarise data.

You will use your skills and experience to work as part of a team to defend New Zealand’s critical infrastructure and organisations of national significance from sophisticated cyber threats.

The role is the point of contact with other international cyber-security agencies and will provide you with a unique opportunity to broaden your existing skillset, and to develop your experience through an established career path.

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

  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in computer security OR intelligence analysis;
  • An enquiring mind and an eye for detail;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Sound problem solving abilities
  • A desire to learn

We will offer you the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in the cyber security world. There is a defined career path within the team and we will dedicate significant investment into your professional development.  You will also enjoy subsidised healthcare and an on-site gym.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a growth area, and working in a challenging and dynamic role where no two days are the same.

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/17/70 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 2 October 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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Mission Support Specialist

Does the sound of working in a dynamic and interesting environment while making a real contribution to the security of New Zealand appeal to you? 

The Government Communications Security Bureau is seeking a Mission Support Specialist to join our professional team based at Waihopai, Blenheim. This role is involved in a broad range of activities and is responsible for processing Radio Frequency communications to meet the New Zealand National Intelligence Priorities. 

To be successful in this position, you will need: 

  • Communications industry or similar experience
  • The ability to learn the technological and analytical skills required for Radio Frequency analysis
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong customer focus and a results focused attitude
  • An innovative approach 

A tertiary qualification with a foundation in communication technology, computer science or engineering is desirable. 

This is a great chance to bring your skills, experience and ideas to a stimulating and challenging environment. 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.

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 C2/17/66 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 Friday 29 September 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.