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GCSB
GCSB

IT Infrastructure Engineer

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) is currently recruiting for an IT Infrastructure Engineer. 

Are you enthusiastic about the maintenance and care of high-end IT systems and want to take that passion 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, sunny Marlborough. Working here is about making a positive lifestyle choice and carrying out satisfying work. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors, raise a family or take advantage of the wonderful weather 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 IT systems with experience administering them from the command line
  • Interest in working in a security focussed environment
  • Practical work experience and hopefully some formal training like a tertiary qualification
  • Enthusiasm for solving complex IT problems
  • Enjoyment working in a high functioning team

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 or Windows system administration and be a master of the terminal.
  • Networking (switches, routers and firewalls)
  • Security (The why’s and how’s of IT security)
  • Understand IT power demands and the impact on cooling and system support
  • Experience in configuration and effective use of system monitoring.

Your experience might 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 skills in a unique 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

You will join a technology centric team who collectively do fascinating things with computing and electronic technology, but you should also be comfortable solving complex problems on your own. You know that with great performance comes great responsibility and being an Infrastructure Engineer 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.

Would you like to join us? Apply today!

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

Salary range:
Level 1 - $68,724 - $103,086
Level 2 - $79,797 - $119,695
Level 3 - $93,497 – $140,245

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 C2/20/32 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 1 March 2020.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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GCSB
GCSB

Business Coordinator

We have a unique opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant and/or administrator to join the Intelligence Directorate within the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).

You will work with the Business Manager to coordinate key business activity within the Directorate, facilitate business support functions, and proactively identify and improve business processes.

Primarily this position exists to provide high quality administrative support to the Directorate’s leadership team.  An important part of this role is developing and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders, driving the Directorate’s customer-centric objectives. 

The role is busy and varied. There is opportunity to use your current administration and coordination skills, with ample room for growth and development.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • A strong Executive Assistant and/or administration background and a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • The ability to handle multiple projects, work well under pressure and use good judgement
  • To be well organised with an ability to plan, prioritise and pay attention to detail
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with staff and leaders at all levels

Public sector experience and the knowledge of machinery of government planning and reporting cycles would be advantageous.

We offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance, on-site gym, childcare facilities, and a great work life balance.

If you want to work with a purpose at the heart of New Zealand’s national security, make your application now.

Salary from $58,549 - $87,823 per annum

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 C2/20/33 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 2 March 2020

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
NZSIS

Portfolio Analyst

At the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS), 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 new perspectives, fresh ideas and innovative ways of doing things.  We’re looking for a talented Portfolio Analyst of business change programme and projects to join our newly formed Change Delivery team.

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

We have a busy change programme, across a broad an exciting portfolio of programmes and projects. We need a Portfolio Analyst to achieve the following:

  • Enable Leadership to have effective oversight of Strategic Change by providing detailed insights, trend analysis and reporting (including project and programme milestones, deliverable, finances and other key performance metric) of the NZSIS Portfolio of projects and programmes
  • Be responsible for assessing, monitoring and reporting on Projects and Programme’s across the NZSIS
  • Build confidence and resilience through effective portfolio reporting that enable the NZSIS to effectively plan and manage change
  • Support the Capability Directorate to deliver on current and future requirements by influencing sustainable investment decisions through highly effective analysis and reporting products

This is an 18 month fixed term contract with the potential to become full-time in the future.

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

As well as interesting work, we offer a range of benefits that include training opportunities, health insurance, a fun social club, and on-site gym and fitness facilities. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

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

Salary from $68,724 - $103,086 per annum 

(Midpoint of the salary range is $85,905 reflecting full competence in the role)

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 D2/20/22 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 4 March 2020

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
NZSIS

Operations Officer

  • Do you want to work with a group of people who are passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand’s way of life?
  • 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 an Operations Officer in Auckland. We are looking for a highly talented and professional individual with a range of life experience to work within this diverse and exciting area of our organisation.

The Operations Officer is responsible for the delivery of critical intelligence between deployed operational teams and key stakeholders in support of national security investigations and operations throughout the country. It would suit someone who is keen to take on a challenging and dynamic role.

Is this for you?

To be successful in this role, you need to be resilient, able to work in a high pressure environment, and be committed and enthusiastic about the role of the NZSIS. You will be comfortable working both in a team environment and alone, and your ability to multitask and prioritise information will be key. Working in a dynamic operational environment, you will be comfortable managing periods of relative inactivity, together with often unpredictable periods of intense and fast-paced activity. Ideally, you will have experience in an operational control centre or communications centre.

Key skills and attributes required in this role are:

  • Experience handling, understanding, processing, analysing and communicating intelligence, or similar information
  • Strong attention to detail and keen observation skills
  • Excellent judgement and decision making ability
  • An appreciation for technology and the ability to learn new systems
  • An awareness of, and interest in, current affairs and issues that affect New Zealand on a domestic and international level
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • A professional, can-do approach
  • A high level of integrity and trustworthiness

As an Operations Officer, you will be required to work unsociable hours at any time of the day or night to meet operational requirements.

Our team includes people who come from all walks of life, all ages, and are from many cultures; but we all share common values and are committed to doing beyond ordinary work everyday to keep New Zealanders safe.

We offer a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities, 20 days’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements and subsidised health insurance.

Would you like to join us? Apply today!

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

Salary range: $58,549 - $87,823 per annum

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 D2/20/21 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 on 4 March 2020

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.  You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

GCSB
GCSB

Windows System Engineer – Level 2 or Level 3

  • Are you passionate about Windows, data and IT in general?
  • Keen to develop enthusiasm in a new and exciting environment?
  • Do you feel like you could be advancing your skills?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you need to seriously consider working for us at our Wellington office!

This opportunity will give you the chance to expand into other technology areas while being part of an organisation that is committed to the security and well-being of New Zealand.

Our Technology Directorate delivers technology for the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and the wider security and intelligence sector. Our purpose is to ensure that mission requirements are met today and in the future – realising positive outcomes for New Zealand.

What you’ll bring to the position:

  • A passion for Windows, including system admin skills
  • Platform knowledge
  • Scripting and programming
  • Virtualisation technology experience
  • Complex multi-server processing system knowledge
  • Storage and web technology experience

Joining a technology centric team, who collectively do amazing things with information technology, you should also be enthusiastic solving complex problems on your own.  Some formal training such as a tertiary qualification would be helpful, but we’re interested in relevant work experience or even a long term obsession!

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

What you get from us:

  • Unique and extremely interesting work that you won’t get to do anywhere else
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment
  • Competitive salary appropriate to qualifications and experience
  • Free health care and on-site gym
  • Active social club

Level 2 salary from $79,797 to $119,695

(Midpoint of the salary range is $99,746 reflecting full competence in the role)

Level 3 salary from $93,497 to $140,245

(Midpoint of the salary range is $116,871 reflecting full competence in the role)

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 C2/20/36 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 4 March 2020.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

NZSIS
NZSIS

Senior Legal Advisor

The Legal Team of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is looking for a talented, smart and high energy solicitor to join them in their Wellington based team - a highly functioning, collaborative unit where no two days are the same.

The core function of the team is to provide quality legal and risk management advice on all matters relating to the operational activities of the NZSIS, including warrants, inquiries and reviews.

You’ll be advising on stimulating and unique situations including human intelligence activity, covert collection capabilities, privacy, international and human rights law.  You’ll also be engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including the Director-General and domestic and foreign partners.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • An ability to manage and strategise across complex legal issues
  • An ability to find practical solutions to novel issues
  • An awareness of, and interest in, current affairs and issues that affect New Zealand – domestic and international
  • Legal drafting and “plain English” writing skills
  • At least eight to ten years’ PQE

As well as never a dull moment in your day, we offer:

  • Ongoing development and training
  • Kiwisaver employer contribution over base salary
  • Four weeks’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements
  • Generous parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Subsidised health insurance and vision care
  • Flexible working environment; family friendly
  • Free on-site gym
  • Active, fun social club

If you want to join our team at the heart of New Zealand’s national security, make your application now.  We believe that diversity is our first line of defence.  We encourage all parts of the community to consider a career with us.

Salary range:  $112,196 - $168,294

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 D2/20/24 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 5 March 2020.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

NZSIS
NZSIS

Technical Operations Planning Manager

  • Looking for a unique leadership role?
  • Do you enjoy inspiring a team to work towards a common goal?
  • Are you motivated by helping keep New Zealand and New Zealander’s safe?

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated leader to join our highly motivated and skilled team as Technical Operations Planning Manager within the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).

In this role you will lead and manage the Technical Operations Planning team at the operational level to ensure the secure and efficient delivery of NZSIS operational security and intelligence objectives.

We are seeking an experienced intelligence professional who has a wide range of operational experience. To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Proven leadership experience
  • Demonstrated operational planning experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk management principles with the ability to apply these in an intelligence context
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining positive and productive relationships
  • Strong judgement and problem solving ability
  • Resilience under pressure

Successful applicants will be required to commit to and successfully complete a six week training course which takes place in Wellington. 

This is a unique opportunity to work in an exciting and fast paced operational environment. This means at times working outside of normal hours and travel to meet NZSIS operational requirements. No two days are ever the same! To cater for the uniqueness and unpredictability in this role, you’ll receive an allowance on top of your salary.

As well as interesting and rewarding work in an exciting and fast-paced operational environment, we offer:

  • Ongoing development and training
  • Kiwisaver employer contribution over base salary
  • Four weeks’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements
  • Generous parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Subsidised health insurance and vision care
  • Flexible working environment; family friendly
  • Active, fun social club

If this sounds like you and you can demonstrate you have the requirements we are looking for we are keen to hear from you.

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

Salary range: $93,947 - $140,245 per annum
(Midpoint of the salary range is $116,871 reflecting full competence in the role)

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 D2/20/20 in the subject line of the email.  Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz.

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 on 11 March 2020

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.  You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

NZSIS
NZSIS

Personnel Security Advisor

  • Are you good at looking out for others?
  • Can you keep a secret?
  • Want a career where no two days are ever the same?

If you answered yes to the above questions then we may have the role you’ve been looking for! 

The New Zealand Intelligence Community is currently recruiting for Personnel Security Advisor’s to join our team. We have both permanent and fixed term (up to 12 months) opportunities available. 

What is a Personnel Security Advisor?  The best explanation is, while our Intelligence Community helps protect the people of New Zealand, you would help protect the Intelligence Community. 

You will be part of a small dedicated team with a big role; from discreet one-on-ones with staff to delivering presentations across government agencies. We strive to provide the highest quality personnel security advice and expertise in New Zealand. 

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

We are looking for individuals who have an interest in human behaviour and an enquiring mind to join our Wellington-based team. The successful candidate would have: 

  • the ability to build effective and productive working relationships
  • excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • the confidence to deliver regular presentations
  • experience working with sensitive information
  • the tenacity to able to deal with being thrown the odd curve ball

The upmost professionalism, integrity and discretion are required. 

If this role sounds like you and you are looking to make your mark in unique environment, then apply now! 

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including four weeks’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlement, ongoing development and training, subsidised health insurance and on-site gym and fitness facilities. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

Salary per annum -
Level 1 - $58,549 - $73,186 - $87,823
Level 2 - $68,727 - $85,905 - $103,086
Level 3 - $79,797 - $99,746 - $119,695
The midpoint of the salary ranges are reflecting full competence in the role

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 D2/20/25 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close Wednesday, 11 March 2020. 

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
NZSIS

Vetting Analyst (Fixed term)

  • Can you keep a secret?
  • Are you passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand’s security?
  • Are you able to solve problems, ask difficult questions and make evidence based recommendations?

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is currently recruiting for fixed term (up to 12 months) Wellington based Vetting Analysts. We are looking for talented and professional individuals from diverse backgrounds who have excellent interpersonal skills and a good range of life experience.

NZSIS has a statutory mandate to conduct security vetting in New Zealand on behalf of all government agencies. The role of a Vetting Analyst is to conduct background investigations into nominated government employees and contractors in order to assess suitability to hold a national security clearance.

You will carry out administrative and analytical work, have sound judgement and the ability to gather, assess and efficiently process information. You will also need to be discreet and demonstrate the ability to make assessments in a non-judgemental manner. 

To be successful in this role you will need to enjoy working collaboratively to solve problems and make decisions. You will also possess the following qualities: 

  • A high level of integrity and trustworthiness and a reputation for attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service ethic and skills
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills including the ability to make enquiries by telephone
  • An ability to make well informed and open minded assessments with regard to differing lifestyles, backgrounds and cultures
  • Be comfortable with routine and repetitive tasks
  • An appreciation for technology and the ability to learn new software
  • Excellent self-management skills with the ability to be flexible and prioritise in the face of a demanding work load
  • An ability to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships at all levels

This role can accommodate flexible work arrangements. Please state your preference in your application.

If this sounds like you and you are comfortable with change and working in a dynamic environment, then apply today! 

As well as interesting work, we also offer ongoing development and training, a flexible working environment and free on-site gym and fitness facilities! We also promise you will never have to take work home with you! 

Salary from $49,465 - $74,197 per annum.
Midpoint of the salary range is $61,831 reflecting full competence in the role.

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 D2/20/26 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed. 

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz  

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years. 

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed. 

Applications close Sunday, 15 March 2020. 

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
NZSIS

Vetting Officer (fixed term)

  • Can you keep a secret?
  • Do you want to make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?
  • Are you passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand’s way of life?

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) has a statutory mandate to conduct security vetting in New Zealand on behalf of all government agencies, and is currently recruiting Vetting Officers for fixed term opportunities (up to 18 months) in Wellington and Auckland. We are looking for professional individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills and a good range of life experience.

The role of a Vetting Officer is to conduct background investigations, and interview nominated government employees and their referees in order to assess suitability to hold a national security clearance.  You will assess the information gathered against the Protective Security Requirements and Adjudicative Guidelines. The outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand.

To be successful in this role you will need to display excellent judgement, as well as enjoy working collaboratively to solve problems and make decisions. You will also possess the following qualities: 

  • Proven interviewing skills both face to face and by telephone
  • A high level of integrity, trustworthiness and discretion
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to make well researched, informed and open-minded assessments with regard for differing lifestyles, backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience in investigative and analysis work
  • Excellent self-management skills with the ability to be flexible and prioritise in the face of a demanding work load
  • An appreciation for technology and the ability to learn new software
  • Have a valid and clean full New Zealand Driver’s Licence for travel within New Zealand

This role can accommodate flexible work arrangements. Please state your preference in your application.

If this sounds like you and you are comfortable with change and working in a dynamic environment, then apply today!

As well as interesting work, we also offer ongoing development and training, a flexible working environment and generous parental leave benefits! We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

Salary from $68,724 - $103,086 per annum.
Midpoint of the salary range is $85,905 reflecting full competence in the role.

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 D2/20/27 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close Sunday, 15 March 2020.

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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