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NZSIS
NZSIS

Senior Compliance Advisor

  • Operational policy to support compliance
  • Lead investigations and audits
  • Maintain compliance framework

This newly created, permanent role is based within the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service’s (NZSIS) Office of the Director-General providing advice and coordination of operational policy, risk and assurance, compliance and legal activities.

The Office of the Director-General supports the Director-General to lead the NZSIS in achieving its operational and strategic goals, by providing advice and coordination of strategic policy, risk and assurance, compliance and legal activities. 

Just some of the busy and exciting tasks you’ll be involved in are:

  • Advising operational areas of the NZSIS on the development of policy and processes to ensure compliant and lawful activity is undertaken.
  • Drafting of investigation reports including development of recommendations.
  • Identifying new approaches to improve internal controls and compliance management.
  • Provide input into various NZSIS projects.

To be successful in this interesting and demanding area of our organisation, you will:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an operational and/or investigative area of NZSIS, or
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a compliance, risk or audit role.
  • Have previous experience of organisational and strategic risk frameworks.
  • Demonstrated strategic, critical thinking and analytical skills.

In return we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance, on-site gym and fitness facilities, flexible start times and great work life balance where you never take work home with you!

Salary range - $79,797 - $119,695.

Applications close Wednesday, 18 September 2019.

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 D2/19/77 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.

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

Learning and Development Coordinator

  • Are you a self-starter looking to make your mark in a new role?
  • Looking for a busy and varied role?
  • Contribute to the safety and security of New Zealand

Are you looking for a new challenge and keen to find a newly established role that you can make your own?

The People and Capability team in the Intelligence Community Shared Services (ICSS) is looking for an energetic Learning and Development Coordinator to join its Strategy and Capability team. 

As the Learning and Development Coordinator you will provide coordination and administration support to the busy Strategy and Capability team, as well as the wider People and Capability team. 

To be successful in the role you will have: 

  • Previous administration and/or coordination experience
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and effectively manage changing priorities
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft products and/or learning management systems
  • Enjoy learning new IT systems 

An important part of this role will be developing and maintaining relationships with internal customers and some external providers.

Your day will be varied and will include problem solving, supporting career boards, helping with events and providing a responsive customer service.  We want someone who has excellent attention to detail and who knows how to put the customer first.

If this sounds like you and you can demonstrate the above requirements, we are keen to hear from you.

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance and 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.

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 C2/19/112 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 22 September 2019.

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

HR Business Partner

  • Motivated by helping keep New Zealand and New Zealander’s safe?
  • Looking for a great team environment?
  • Want unique challenges and loads of variety?

If you can say ‘yes’ to the above questions then this may be the exciting new opportunity you have been waiting to see! 

Our People and Capability team, within the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Human Resources (HR) Business Partner to join our busy team. 

Our HR Business Partners work primarily at the Tier 2 level across the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS). In this role, you will be responsible for providing professional HR guidance and advice; and working as a strategic partner to the business.  Your strong relationship management and influencing skills will put you in good stead to build credibility with senior leaders as you work and support them in making robust people management decisions. 

As an expert in HR business partnership, drawing upon your extensive experience as a senior HR practitioner, you will have

  • Experience operating at the strategic level
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills fundamental to your daily success
  • Functional leadership and people management experience which will be critical to your success in this role

An opportunity like this rarely comes along where not only do you make a contribution to build a safer and more prosperous New Zealand but you also make a real difference in the workplace.  

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance, an active social club and on-site gym and fitness facilities. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you! 

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

Salary from $93,497 - $140,245 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 C2/19/117 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 5pm, Tuesday 24 September 2019.

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

Linux System Administrator

  • Are you passionate about Linux and IT in general?
  • Do you want to take that enthusiasm into a new and exciting environment?  

  • Do you feel like you could be doing more with your skills?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you need to seriously consider working for us at our Marlborough facility in the Waihopai Valley.  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.

We know that there are sometimes things that can make jobs difficult. It could be a long commute, a focus on profit rather than doing things properly or being tied to your cell phone for tech support. Here’s an opportunity to enjoy a short drive to work through picturesque vineyards where you’ll help make a real difference to New Zealand’s security and you can’t work from home. Sound good? Read on…

What you'll bring to the position:

  • A passion for Linux and IT including system admin skills.
  • Relevant work experience and hopefully some formal training like a tertiary qualification.
  • Enthusiasm for solving complex IT problems.
  • Enjoyment working in a team environment.

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 be expected to do some unique things with your computing / networking / problem solving skills.

What you get from us:

  • Unique and extremely interesting work that you don’t get to do anywhere else.
  • Career and training opportunities.
  • Open source culture and community.
  • Competitive salary appropriate to qualifications and experience.
  • Private medical insurance and vision care benefits.
  • We have cookies (actually scones, but you get the idea).

These are some of the skills that the successful applicant will have (not all of them, but we’re always hopeful):

  • Linux system administration CCentOS, Ubuntu, RHEL).
  • Scripting and programming.
  • Virtualisation (vSphere, libvirt and other hypervisor technologies).
  • Databases (MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB, Hadoop).
  • Puppet, Foreman or similar automation and configuration tools.
  • Complex multi-server processing systems (design, deploy, support).
  • Storage area networks and networking across a variety of vendors.
  • Cloud and web technologies (just defining 'Cloud' would be enough).
  • Data centre support experience including racking, stacking and monitoring.
  • Practical electrical and electronics experience.
  • Interoperability (even if you have to DIY from time to time).

Did you read anything about supporting Windows based systems above? No you didn't. We're sure you can and that's a useful skill, but that won't be what impresses us.

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 git and subversion can mean more than one thing, PKI could be part of a KPI and you are quite happy to roll up your sleeves and bust out your strace skills when the going gets tough.

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

Salary from $79,797 - $119,695 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 C2/19/97 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 22 September 2019.

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

Software Engineer

  • Do you enjoy writing software and working with technology?
  • Do you have a passion for exploring new ideas?
  • Are you curious about how things work?

If you love to lead by example, but still recognise the value of team-work, and want to help protect New Zealand national security in an increasingly dangerous world then we would like to hear from you!

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) have two exciting opportunities that will give you freedom to explore and build innovative new ways of addressing the many security challenges that New Zealand faces.

The roles will see you responding tactically and providing development support for an important NZSIS collection capability. You will be developing relationships with internal and external partners to ensure the NZSIS is a technology thought leader and is keeping up with both public and classified technology trends.

You will be working within a small but very capable analyst team, contriving new systems and ways of working to ensure they can work smarter before harder. There will be plenty of opportunities to work with interesting technologies and systems, some of which you will not find elsewhere.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate creativity, pragmatism and initiative. We are looking for someone who can spot opportunities and is a self starter.

Our ideal person will have:

  • Experience with writing software and a good attitude for adopting new languages
  • A passion for technology and a strong desire to develop a career applying it
  • A wide range of experience and interest in technology - a generalist
  • Great communication and relationship management skills
  • A Tertiary-level qualification in a technology field or equivalent experience

About us

We work in a unique and dynamic environment where no two days are the same. Our team is dedicated, supportive and collaborative. We are passionate about what we do and are driven by a desire to advance New Zealand’s national security interests and protect Kiwi values and way of life.

We offer a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities, free health insurance and an on-site gym. You will have opportunities to travel overseas if you so choose.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?  Apply today!

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

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

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 D2/19/82 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: 2 October 2019

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

Assistant Director Engagement, Analysis and Reporting

  • Are you motivated by helping keep New Zealand and New Zealander’s safe?
  • Looking for a unique leadership role with variety and a great team environment?

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated person to join our team. The Assistant Director will lead our Engagement, Analysis and Reporting Group within the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS). This is a one year fixed-term or secondment opportunity (with the possibility of a second year).

In this role you will be responsible for implementing strategy and change, developing business planning and reporting, managing key partnerships, and providing governance to the Combined Threat Assessment Group. This is a Tier 3 leadership role and plays a significant part in working with the leadership team to establish organisational and Intelligence Directorate strategy and business plans.

As an experienced leader, you will draw upon your solid experience building and maintaining highly performing teams, and will have:

  • Experience managing intelligence/operations in a multi-agency environment
  • Experience operating at the strategic level, including planning and operational risk management and guidance
  • The ability to contribute to organisational strategy, policy and capability projects
  • Strong customer focus and relationship management skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with domestic and international stakeholders
  • Sound judgement and critical thinking ability

Key to your success in this role will be your high energy, drive and motivation to deliver timely results. While this is an established team, there’s definite scope for development and enhancement.

We work in a unique environment where no two days are the same. Our team is dedicated, motivated and passionate about what we do. We offer a range of benefits including professional development opportunities, an active social club and on-site gym and fitness facilities.

If this fixed-term leadership role sounds like you and you’re looking for work with a purpose at the heart of New Zealand’s national security, we would like to hear from you. 

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

Salary range: $155,982 - $233,972 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 D2/19/79 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 Wednesday 25 September 2019

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

Manager Regulatory and GCSB Auckland

  • Are you excited to play a key role in ensuring NZ’s space industry gets off to a safe and secure start?
  • Do you want a career where your work makes a tangible impact to NZ’s national security?
  • Do you have experience leading a successful IT, engineering or security workforce?

Are you motivated by the challenge and opportunity to improve New Zealand’s security maturity through direct involvement with the country’s telecommunications operators?

We’re looking for a new Regulatory Manager, within the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Directorate (IACD) of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). This is a permanent position based in Auckland.

The Regulatory unit provides Information Assurance services to the country’s public telecommunications operators and any organisation seeking to launch satellites from New Zealand.

This position has responsibility for the leadership and day to day operation of GCSBs Auckland facility, including all its permanent and temporary staff.

As our Manager Regulatory you will:

  • Be responsible for leading a team of highly skilled telecommunications and security professionals located in Auckland and Wellington
  • Have responsibility for the implementation of information assurance strategies
  • Assist in directing and managing system-level information assurance matters in New Zealand
  • Make a valuable contribution to senior management decision making both within IACD and the wider GCSB

We are looking for a well-rounded, experienced people leader, who has a passion for delivering value to customers and for creating a high performing team environment.  Ideally you will have a genuine interest in information security (InfoSec) and be passionate about make a positive impact through your actions and the actions of your team.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in leading teams of technical specialists and enabling them to succeed in their roles
  • Experience in the application and management of telecommunications and information system security technologies and countermeasures to exploitation
  • Experience in the successful delivery of work programmes and managing a busy portfolio of internal and external stakeholders, as well as demonstrating competence in managing capital and operating budgets
  • A strategic outlook, and the ability to create ambitious, yet credible work programmes, and to  work alongside partner agencies to deliver
  • A developed network of contacts in the telecommunications, IT or InfoSec industries
  • Experience in creating a collaborative team environment that encourages open communication, responsiveness and accountability

You will need to be highly customer-focused with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with customers and stakeholders.

Experience in the telecommunications or space sector is desirable but not essential.

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including a competitive salary. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

Salary from $132,005 - $198,007 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 C2/19/118 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: 25 September 2019

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

National Cyber Security Centre Engineering Opportunities

  • Do you have an interest in the security and well-being of NZ and NZers?
  • Do you want to fight the good fight against cyber security threats?
  • Would you like to work at the heart of New Zealand’s national security?

Expressions of interest are invited for Software and Systems’ Engineer positions within the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Directorate (IACD) of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), based in Wellington.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is an integral part of the GCSB. The engineering teams are responsible for the design, development, implementation and management of technical solutions that enhance New Zealand’s detection of, and resilience to, cyber threats.

We are looking for candidates with strong engineering backgrounds who can evolve our current systems to be able to handle and anticipate the dynamic cyber threat landscape.

The roles allow for a high degree of autonomy and flexibility; unique solutions and creative problem solving are encouraged. You will be designing and implementing solutions that meet required organisational outcomes and delivering operational capabilities to our stakeholders across government and the private sector, both nationally and internationally.

The existing teams are highly capable and experienced with a great can-do culture, willing to try new things, and push the boundaries.

To be successful in these roles you will need to provide evidence of your expertise, passion and enthusiasm for engineering.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to use or learn about a wide variety of Open Source technologies
  • Experience working in an agile team
  • Experience working in Continuous Integration environments
  • Experience in complex system design

Specific technical expertise can be demonstrated through the following:

Software Engineers (C2/19/87):

  • Intermediate to advanced software experience; including:
    • Strong knowledge of Python and object oriented languages
    • Experience with the entire deployment process; including packaging, and automated deployment

For position description click here

Systems Engineers (C2/19/108):

  • Intermediate to advanced network and system configuration experience; including
    • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef or similar
    • A good understanding of network engineering and/or storage technologies
    • Solid Linux and/or Windows Server or Desktops administration skills

For position description click here

In addition to the technical experience listed above, you will also be able to show an enthusiasm for solving complex problems. You will have strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to create concise and effective technical documentation.

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance, an active social club and on-site gym and fitness facilities. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

Salary from $79,797 - $119,695 per annum

A position description can be found through the links above.

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 C2/19/87 or C2/19/108 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: 6 October 2019

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

Counter Terrorism Team Manager

  • Want a career where no two days are ever the same?
  • Do you have an interest in the security and well-being of New Zealand and New Zealanders?
  • Do you enjoy inspiring and motivating a team to work towards a common goal?


The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) has an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated person to lead a team of investigators in Wellington who can do all that and more! You will work at the heart of national security ensuring intelligence is timely, accurate and responsive to customer requirements. 

The Counter Terrorism team is responsible for ensuring the secure and efficient delivery of operational security and intelligence objectives, playing a lead role in protecting New Zealand from the growing and evolving threats against New Zealand, New Zealanders and New Zealand interests.

You will comprehensively understand, lead and direct all intelligence activities your team contributes to and exercise sound judgement to ensure resources are used appropriately, proportionately and securely.

Not only will you question, critique, and seek continuous improvement, but also:

  • Inspire and motivate your team and be committed to staff development
  • Have the drive and determination to manage a complex and diverse portfolio
  • Be comfortable operating at all levels of Government and across the domestic and international security sector

You will also understand the broader security environment in which you operate and engage with your customers on a daily basis - both within the NZSIS and the broader New Zealand Intelligence Community.

In addition, to be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Intelligence operations experience
  • People leadership skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to understand and juggle diverse and competing priorities
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent problem solving skills
  • Proven relationship management skills

We work in a unique environment where no two days are the same. Our team is dedicated, driven and passionate about what we do. We offer a range of benefits including professional development opportunities, subsidised health insurance, an active social club and on-site gym and fitness facilities.

If this leadership role sounds like you and you’re looking for work with a purpose at the heart of New Zealand’s national security, we would like to hear from you.

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

Salary range: $93,497 - $140,245


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 D2/19/83 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 Friday 27 September 2019


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

Human Resources Data Analyst

  • Do you love data?
  • Enjoy knowing your metrics help inform decision makers?
  • Want to know your work makes a real difference to New Zealand?

If you answered yes to the above questions then this may be just the role for you! The People and Capability team in the Intelligence Community Shared Services (ICSS) are seeking a Human Resources (HR) Data Analyst, who will work across the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).

If you are passionate about numbers and making sure people have the right metrics to make the right decisions then read on. Our HR Data Analyst helps us make sense of the numbers and finds engaging ways to present information in our dashboards and reports to inform actionable insights.  So we want someone who is smart, creative and who can also bring new knowledge to the table.

In order to be successful, you will need:

  • Previous experience in data analysis and producing insights from data.
  • To be keen on improving data collection and analysis practices - including the documenting of processes.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • To enjoy processing and analysing large data sets.
  • To produce regular reports and dashboards, providing insights in to our HR metrics.
  • Advanced Microsoft skills, primarily in Excel.
  • An interest in quantitative research.
  • To be able to present data in an informative, engaging and easy to understand format.

Previous experience in statistical analysis, PowerBI or in a programming language such as Python would also be desirable.

Working in a unique environment, you will have the opportunity to apply your expertise and have the ability to play a significant role to protect New Zealand and New Zealander’s.  

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including professional development, health insurance, an active social club, on-site gym and fitness facilities.

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 C2/19/115 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 29 September 2019.

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

DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

  • Do you fancy solving puzzles?
  • Are you curious about how things work?
  • Are you comfortable with technology?

If you have a passion for exploring new ideas, lead by example, (but still recognise the value of team-work), and want to help protect New Zealand national security in an increasingly dangerous world then we would like to hear from you!

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) has an exciting opportunity that will give you freedom to explore and build innovative new ways of addressing the many security challenges that New Zealand faces.

The role will see you researching, analysing and reporting on data retrieved from NZSIS technical collection capabilities. You will be on the front line of efforts to protect New Zealand from terrorism and espionage threats.  You will be developing relationships with internal and external partners to ensure the NZSIS is a technology thought leader and is keeping up with both public and classified technology trends.

Working within a small but very capable analyst team, you will be constantly looking for ways to improve how they operate. There will be plenty of opportunities to work with interesting technologies and systems, some of which you will not find elsewhere.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate creativity, pragmatism and initiative. We are looking for someone who can spot opportunities and is a self starter.

Our ideal person will have:

  • A passion for technology and a strong desire to develop a career applying it
  • Persistence – someone who does not give up on a problem easily
  • A wide range of experience and interest in technology - a generalist
  • Great communication and relationship management skills
  • An interest or experience in Digital Forensics or Data Science
  • Experience (or some interest) in writing software, particularly Python

About us

We work in a unique and dynamic environment where no two days are the same. Our team is dedicated, supportive and collaborative. We are passionate about what we do and are driven by a desire to advance New Zealand’s national security interests and protect Kiwi values and way of life.

We offer a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities, free health insurance and an on-site gym.  You will have opportunities to travel overseas if you so choose.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?  Apply today!

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

Salary range (depending on experience):

Level 1: $58,549 – $87,823
Level 2: $68,724 – $103,086

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 D2/19/81 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 Sunday 29 September 2019

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

Facilities Administrator

  • Do you like unique challenges and loads of variety?
  • Do you want to help keep the NZ Intelligence Community personnel and facilities safe and secure?
  • Never take work home with you!

The Intelligence Community Shared Services (ICSS) is part of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) and are currently recruiting for two Facilities Administrators to join our team in Wellington.

As our Facilities Administrator you will provide a high level of support to a wide range of facilities-related services to the GCSB, the NZSIS and other organisations within the New Zealand Intelligence Community.   Facilities services will include but are not limited to –

  • Property maintenance
  • Vehicle fleet management
  • Telephone reception services
  • Organisation of stationery and supplies
  • General logistical support

Providing the highest levels of customer service is key to succeeding in this role to ensure seamless administration support for facilities functions, advice and delivering services to the highest standard across the NZIC.

 To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Previous experience in an administrator or logistics role
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience using the Microsoft suite of applications
  • A high level of self-motivation and the ability to manage changing priorities to meet deadlines
  • The ability to meet the physical requirements of the role

A valid clean full New Zealand Driver’s Licence and a willingness to travel outside the Wellington region on occasion is also required.

If this sounds like you and you can demonstrate the above requirements, we are keen to hear from you.

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance and on-site gym and fitness facilities. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you.

Salary from $43,469 - $65,203 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 C2/19/116 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 29 September 2019.

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

Technical Writer

  • Looking for a role with purpose?
  • Want to help protect New Zealander’s?
  • Have experience in the capture, development and management of technical information?

If you can say yes to the above questions, then read on!  We have a unique opportunity for a Technical Writer who is up for the challenge of working in a unique and rewarding sector to join the Government Communications Security Bureau’s (GCSB) Intelligence Directorate.

As a Technical Writer you would work in an infrastructure unit with a varied and interesting role supporting the development and support of infrastructure across a range of capabilities, technologies and operations. You would be working in a role across typical technological boundaries to implement new capabilities in support of GCSB operational activities.

You would be part of a multi-disciplinary technical team responsible for activities across automation, virtualisation, networking, storage, computing and security. This work is foundational to developing and implementing capabilities that enable the conduct of operations at the heart of the New Zealand Intelligence Community. You will be working in a positive and appreciative environment with people who are committed to keeping New Zealanders safe.

What you will bring to the position:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Ability to break down complex technical processes into succinct and well-designed documentation,
  • Knowledge of high-level technical principles, particularly relating to systems and telecommunications engineering,
  • Strong planning and time management skills,
  • 6+ year’s relevant experience.

Familiarity with Jira and Confluence would also be a bonus.

What we can offer in return is:

  • Varied work in an interesting environment,
  • Support to develop your skills,
  • Competitive salary appropriate to qualifications and experience,
  • Private medical insurance, vision care benefits and on-site fitness facilities,
  • Work-life balance - we promise you will never have to take work home with you!

This if sounds like you, apply with us today!

Salary from $79,797 - $119,695 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 C2/19/111 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 8 October 2019.

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

Advisor - Joint Directors'-General Office

  • Official Information and Privacy Act requests
  • Ministerial liaison and support
  • Analysis and advice to the senior leadership team

The Strategy, Performance and Policy team supports both the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).  We currently have an opportunity for an Advisor in the Joint Directors’-General Office.

You will be part of a team that provides support and advice to the Directors-General as well as the Minister and officials from across the public sector.  Your primary focus will be:

  • Processing and managing Official Information and Privacy Act requests
  • Managing high quality Ministerial briefings
  • Contributing to accountability documents
  • Stakeholder management, particularly management of timeframes

We are ideally looking for someone who has:

  • Substantial experience in a similar role with another New Zealand public sector agency
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain highly effective stakeholder relationships
  • Proficiency in handling, processing and analysing several strands of information
  • Political awareness and extensive understanding of the machinery of government

This role will suit a highly motivated individual who wants a position they can own!

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 NZIC appeals to you, then we would love to hear from you.  Not only great work, but we offer:

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Onsite gym and fitness facilities
  • Free health insurance
  • An active social club

Salary from $68,724 - $103,086 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 C2/19/120 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 29 September 2019.

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.