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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.