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GCSB Analyst - Graduate Programme

Extraordinary careers for extraordinary people

  • Are you naturally curious?
  • Looking for unique challenges and loads of variety?
  • Want to make a difference and help keep our country safe?

The New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) is a community of government agencies working together to build a safer and more prosperous New Zealand. We are committed to doing beyond the ordinary work everyday to keep New Zealanders safe.  We investigate, we analyse and we advise.


The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) forms part of the NZIC and has an exciting Graduate Programme for those looking for something different.  We look for intelligent and enthusiastic graduates to join us in keeping New Zealanders safe, while also looking after the economic and wellbeing of New Zealand too. 


The graduate programme has two streams: an analyst steam for one year where you will have an aptitude for, and interest in, problem solving, and a specialty in languages or research. And a Technical stream for 16 months for those with strong skills in cyber security, software engineering, systems engineering and network engineering. Both streams will learn more about our industry, while using your strong analytical and problem solving skills across a number of different parts of GCSB.  


Successful graduates from previous years have studied maths, science, engineering, languages, law, commerce, international studies, IT and psychology to name but a few – but they all demonstrated the following:

  • Strong critical and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A commitment to integrity and able to be discrete and diplomatic
  • A team player attitude
  • Proven academic success and broad life skills
  • A strong desire to keep New Zealand and New Zealanders safe


What do we offer?

  • A supportive team environment – we have a friendly, collegiate and inclusive culture where you can focus and learn and differences are respected. 
  • Unique work - which involves thinking outside the box and coming up with original creative and analytical solutions. While we can’t tell you too much at this stage, we can tell you it won’t be like any other opportunity you can find in New Zealand! 
  • Variety with customised rotations – you will gain a broad industry understanding before deciding which area you want to specialise in.  You will then have access to an amazing career pathway across a number of areas without the need to change employers.
  • Extra benefits – flexible hours for work/life balance, a fun social club, in-house gym, extra annual leave, health insurance and eye checks are just some of our everyday perks.
  • A permanent position at the end of the graduate programme.


So if you are up for the challenge and want a career, not just a job, where no two days are ever the same … Apply with us today! 


Starting Salary around $50,000 per annum

A position description can be found attached here and for more information download our Graduate Information Sheet

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV, cover letter and a copy of your academic transcript. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/29 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 midnight Sunday 14 April 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

GCSB Technical - Graduate Programme

Extraordinary careers for extraordinary people

  • Are you naturally curious?
  • Looking for unique challenges and loads of variety?
  • Want to make a difference and help keep our country safe?


The New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) is a community of government agencies working together to build a safer and more prosperous New Zealand. We are committed to doing beyond the ordinary work everyday to keep New Zealanders safe.  We investigate, we analyse and we advise.


The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) forms part of the NZIC and has an exciting Graduate Programme for those looking for something different.  We look for intelligent and enthusiastic graduates to join us in keeping New Zealanders safe, while also looking after the economic and wellbeing of New Zealand too. 


The graduate programme has two streams: an analyst steam for one year where you will have an aptitude for, and interest in, problem solving, and a specialty in languages or research. And a Technical stream for 16 months for those with strong skills in cyber security, software engineering, systems engineering and network engineering. Both streams will learn more about our industry, while using your strong analytical and problem solving skills across a number of different parts of GCSB. 


Successful graduates from previous years have studied maths, science, engineering, languages, law, commerce, international studies, IT and psychology to name but a few – but they all demonstrated the following:

  • Strong critical and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A commitment to integrity and able to be discrete and diplomatic
  • A team player attitude
  • Proven academic success and broad life skills
  • A strong desire to keep New Zealand and New Zealanders safe


What do we offer?

  • A supportive team environment – we have a friendly, collegiate and inclusive culture where you can focus and learn and differences are respected. 
  • Unique work - which involves thinking outside the box and coming up with original creative and analytical solutions. While we can’t tell you too much at this stage, we can tell you it won’t be like any other opportunity you can find in New Zealand! 
  • Variety with customised rotations – you will gain a broad industry understanding before deciding which area you want to specialise in.  You will then have access to an amazing career pathway across a number of areas without the need to change employers.
  • Extra benefits – flexible hours for work/life balance, a fun social club, in-house gym, extra annual leave, health insurance and eye checks are just some of our everyday perks.
  • A permanent position at the end of the graduate programme.


So if you are up for the challenge and want a career, not just a job, where no two days are ever the same … Apply with us today! 


Starting Salary from $50,000 per annum

A position description can be found attached here and for more information download our Graduate Information Sheet

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV, cover letter and a copy of your academic transcript. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/30 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 midnight Sunday 14 April 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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NZSIS
NZSIS

Vetting Officer

 

  • Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding career where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?
  • Do you want to work with a group of people who are 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 for full time Vetting Officers. 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.  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

If this sounds like you and you are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you. 

*** Please note: you must be available to attend assessment centres at the beginning of May and interviews mid-May in Wellington. If you are not available to attend these this time, please wait until we next advertise these roles again before applying.  *** 

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

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

Salary range: $68,316 - $102,474.

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 D2/19/21 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 Sunday, 31 March 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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NZSIS
NZSIS

Vetting Analyst

  • Can you keep a secret?
  • Are you looking for a rewarding role with a group of people who are passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand’s security?
  • Do you embody integrity, positivity, courageousness, drive and self-awareness?

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is currently recruiting for Wellington and Auckland 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. 

The Vetting Analyst carries out administrative and analytical work, makes recommendations on the suitability to hold national security clearances and supports the Vetting Officers. They will have sound judgement and the ability to gather, assess and efficiently process information to make evidence based recommendations. They 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

If this sounds like you and you are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

*** Please note: you must be available to attend assessment centres at the beginning of May and interviews mid-May in Wellington. If you are not available to attend these this time, please wait until we next advertise these roles before applying.  ***

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

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

Salary range: $48,934 - $73,400.

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 D2/19/22 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 Sunday, 31 March 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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NZSIS
NZSIS

International Engagement Advisor

The International Engagement Team in the Joint Directors-General Office is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic team player to join us as an International Engagement Advisor. We are a highly engaged, collaborative team and are looking for someone to help us further develop our engagement and capability of secondments and international postings.


You will have strong interpersonal skills, an ability to engage with a diverse range of people at all levels and enjoy problem solving.  You will be our expert for delivering effective and timely international secondments and postings services to both GCSB and NZSIS, as  well providing impeccable event management and coordination skills for major international events occurring in New Zealand.

 

As the International Engagement Advisor you will:

  • Lead and manage the Overseas Secondments, Exchanges and Postings process end to end from pre-deployment support, during deployment through to their return home;
  • Have the ability to engage with a diverse group of customers and able to develop and maintain key relationships with staff, partner agencies, external suppliers and vendors;
  • Support engagement with our international partners by coordinating major incoming visits, coordinating detailed visit programmes for outward travel, events and conferences;
  • Facilitate the passport and visa application process for staff travelling or posted overseas.


You will continually explore ways to enhance and develop processes and systems for foreign engagement programmes such as inward and outward visits and secondments and postings.  Your sound judgement, time-management and prioritisation skills will enable to you to work autonomously and confidently. You will have proven event management experience and an in-depth knowledge of the processes needed in maintaining and supporting an overseas footprint. You will have a dedicated customer focus and a genuine interest in supporting your colleagues and the business.


In this role you will be playing a key part within the New Zealand Intelligence Community and the work you deliver will have a direct impact for the GCSB and NZSIS to achieve our missions.  We have a unique and exciting community culture where you can’t take work home with you and where no two days are the same.  We also offer a range of benefits including professional development, competitive salary, health insurance, vision care benefits and on-site gym and fitness facilities. 


If this sounds like the ideal role for you, apply with us today.


Salary from $68,316 - $102,474 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 D2/19/25 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 27 March 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

Team Leader Infrastructure Engineering

In a world where our adversaries operate without rules or borders, GCSB’s mission to protect and enhance New Zealand’s security and wellbeing has never been more relevant.


Our teams have the job of building and maintaining systems that enable GCSB to execute its mission. Your job could be to lead them.


We are recruiting to fill the role of Team Leader Infrastructure Engineering in the Technology Directorate based at Waihopai.


An Engineering Team Leader role encompass the following major functions:

  • Team Leadership
  • Technical Leadership
  • Infrastructure Engineering and System Support
  • Project Implementation
  • Technical Design and Documentation


As an Engineering Team Leader you will be responsible for development, deployment, integration and management of systems installed at Waihopai and further afield. You will lead the staff that maintain, support and engineer them. You will liaise closely with the wider Engineering team in Waihopai and the Technology Directorate in Wellington to ensure fit-for-purpose systems are delivered and available for customers.


You will also liaise closely with vendors and industry partners, partner agencies, telecommunication service providers and NZIC staff as part of providing best in class services.


The specific deliverables for the role can be found in the position description but these are some of the technical skills that the successful applicant will be familiar with (not all of them, but hey, we can dream right?):

  • Good IT familiarity including some scripting and administration.
  • High availability electrical supply installations.
  • Air handling / chiller systems.
  • Complex multi-server processing systems (deploy, support).
  • Monitoring and alarm systems.
  • Data centre support experience including racking and stacking.
  • Practical electrical and electronics experience.

 

We are looking for a leader that enjoys communicating and who are prepared to put the needs of customers at the centre of everything they do.  You will be a respected technologist and a role model who is active in mentoring and encouraging others to achieve their best. You will have excellent problem solving skills with an aptitude for critical analysis and consequential reasoning


While you develop and guide your team we will expect you to continually learn and stay abreast of the challenges in the technology areas that the GCSB needs to address. This will be a dynamic learning process where we will help you acquire new skills and experience to build a career where you fulfil your potential.


Our values are a core to everything we do. We want to find people who are courageous, respectful, committed and always act with integrity and we want to know that they’ll encourage the same traits in those they lead.


Salary from $90,366 - $135,548 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 C2/19/27 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 29 March 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

Security Support Officers

Casual Positions  -  Based in Waihopai

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

Do you want to work with a group of people who are passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand’s way of life?

The Intelligence Community Shared Services (ICSS) is part of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC).  ICSS are currently recruiting for Casual Security Support Officers (SSO) to join the Security Support team in Waihopai, Blenheim. 

The casual SSO would be perfect for someone who has the flexibility to work casual hours on an on call basis, this could include working occasional shifts outside normal business hours and weekends.

The SSO is responsible for providing high level protective security services, technical monitoring and support services, and incident response.  The role provides 24 hours protective security services via a range of security related functions and systems, technical support monitoring of plant and infrastructure.

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

  • Security industry or equivalent experience
  • The ability to learn the technological skills required to monitor critical infrastructure
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Relevant experience in computing and information technology
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision, and to use judgement and make good decisions under pressure
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, and good interpersonal skills to work as part of a team
  • Have a valid and clean full New Zealand Driver’s Licence
  • To be physically fit

A current first aid certificate and NZQA Security Level qualification or similar is desirable.

In return we can offer you a range of benefits that including professional development opportunities. Most importantly, the outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand.

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

A 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 C2/19/26 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 31 March 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

IT Project Manager

  • Sick of moving from contract to contract?
  • Ready to commit to a unique organisation that is committed to growing and developing you?
  • Do you want to join a newly reshaped team that is excited about the future?

If you answered yes to the above questions then you maybe the person we are looking for as a new IT Project Manager in our Technology Directorate. 

Technology Directorate delivers technology for 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. 

As the IT Project Manager you will make a real difference by supporting our technology staff in all aspects of the successful management and delivery of technology projects. We are looking for individuals who have a good understanding of IT infrastructure and have managed end to end, medium to enormous scale projects covering infrastructure and networking. This role includes – 

  • managing business change through an approved project management methodology
  • ensuring all project outputs are delivered by time-sensitive deadlines
  • monitoring project budgets and risks
  • working on complex projects, juggling competing needs and priorities
  • producing quality documentation without a team of BA’s behind you

You will be engaging with customers and stakeholders on a regular basis during the lifecycle of projects and ensuring their information needs are met. The difference here is that you are not working with an outsourcer, you will see the outcomes and work with the people delivering this from start to finish.  

If you say yes to all (even most) of the above, and you’d like to come and work in a truly unique environment where you’ll be able to apply your expertise and ingenuity to a wide range of stimulating subject areas – then apply now!

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including professional development, generous annual leave, free medical insurance and we can guarantee that you will never take work home with you!

Salary from $90,366 - $135,548 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 C2/19/28 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 Thursday, 28 March 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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NZSIS
NZSIS

Security Policy Advisor

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

The New Zealand Intelligence Community is seeking a Policy Advisor who will be responsible for leading and driving the development and delivery of organisational protective security policies and procedures.

We are a small dedicated team with a challenging role and we are looking for highly motivated people who have: 

  • relevant and recent experience drafting policy and/or providing policy advice
  • experience in writing technical material
  • excellent interpersonal skills and customer service ethic
  • an understanding or awareness of protective security
  • an ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • highly effective oral and written communication skills.

The successful candidate will have a high degree of professionalism and integrity.

If you are looking for the opportunity to take on a new challenge, have a drive for personal development and a natural ability to build rapport with others, are comfortable working with a wide range of perspectives and don’t mind being thrown the odd curve ball, then we may have a job for you. 

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

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

Salary range: $68,316 - $102,474.

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 D2/19/29 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 Thursday, 28 March 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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NZSIS
NZSIS

Protective Monitoring Centre (PMC) Developer

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Software Developer who wants to make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand – is this you? 

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service is looking for a Software Developer who will be responsible for creating, supporting and developing the software to support the Protective Monitoring Centre (PMC) functions. 

As our Software Developer you will work closely with internal customers to turn their requirements into robust and fit-for-purpose solutions.  You will also play a key role in supporting and enhancing our specialised analysis platform. 

If you are an outstanding software developer, who has a range of development skills and are willing to undertake both domestic and international travel – then read on! 

This role requires someone with:

  • General scripting experience
  • Experience in writing analytical reports
  • Web application development and data base administration
  • Experience with XML and JSON formats, as well as Java, Python, Bash and Ruby 

As part of our specialised team you will have the opportunity to work on unique projects and datasets to ensure that the infrastructure supports the workflow of other PMC team members.

In addition to the above you will also have: 

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills, for both technical and non technical customers

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! 

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

Salary range:

Level 1 - $58,500 - $87,750

Level 2 - $68,361 - $102,474

Level 3 - $77,711 - $116,567

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 D2/19/23 in the subject line of the email.  Only completed applications will be progressed.

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

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

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

Applications close 5pm Monday, 1 April 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

Software Developer

  • Do you want to take the next step in your software development career?
  • Love solving complex analytical and technical problems?
  • Do you have a passion for innovative and leading edge technologies?

If you answered yes to the above questions, we may have the exciting opportunity you have been looking for!

This is your chance to join a talented team of software developers within the New Zealand Intelligence Community. In this role you will solve complex analytical and technical problems, while keeping up to date with the latest advances in software development and integration.

We want people who enjoy being part of a high performing team and who are passionate about producing good quality code. You will also be motivated by making a difference for customers and team mates by working and finding better and smarter ways to make things work.

Our ideal person will have:

  • A proven track record in software development and experienced in the full software development lifecycle
  • Java, javascript, jQuery, web apps, Linux, source control systems, and testing are part of your toolkit
  • Superior documentation skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

Working in a unique and supportive environment, you will have an opportunity to apply your expertise and ingenuity to a wide range of stimulating subject areas. You will help us deliver services that have measurable benefits, while gaining exposure to the latest technologies in software development and integration.  In return we 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!

If you want to work with a purpose at the heart of New Zealand’s national security, apply today!

We believe that diversity is our first line of defence. We encourage all parts of the community to consider a careers with us.


Salary from:

Level 2 - $77,711 - $116,567 per annum

Level 3 - $90,366 - $135,548 per annum 

 

A position description for level 2 can be found attached here.

A position description for level 3 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 C2/19/32 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 4 April 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

Communications Technician

We are seeking a talented and professional Communications Technician to join our Information Network Operations Centre (INOC).

The INOC manages the effective, efficient and secure operation of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) formal communications system. It is responsible for the 24/7 monitoring of secure WAN and LANs and associated dataflow and processing systems. It also provides first level diagnostic and IT support to designated communications equipment and customer support applications tools.

The Communications Technician is responsible for monitoring and troubleshooting a range of systems at the technical heart of the New Zealand Intelligence Community. You will work closely with partner organisations within New Zealand and overseas to make an important contribution to New Zealand’s national security.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A strong customer service ethic, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work in a sole-charge shift environment
  • An awareness of Service Management principles and processes
  • An understanding of Local Area and Wide Area network operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of multiple operating systems, particularly MS Windows and UNIX
  • Technical aptitude with the motivation to learn new systems and applications

Our Communications Technicians work on a 24/7 shift basis, reflecting the need for our networks and systems to be continuously operational, and the potential for significant events to occur at any time of the day or night. On occasion there is also work during normal business hours to undertake training and administrative tasks.

This is an opportunity to work in a role that provides exposure to a wide range of classified and unclassified networks and applications. As well as interesting work we offer a range of benefits including professional development, health insurance, fitness facilities and the promise you will never have to take work home with you.

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a unique and fulfilling career that makes a real difference, apply now.

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  C2/19/31 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 4th April 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

System Administrator / System Engineer

SYSADMIN(8)     System Manager's Manual    SYSADMIN(8)



NAME
       sysadmin - systems administrator/engineer

SYNOPSIS
       sysadmin [-defhoqsv]

       sysadmin -D [URL]

       sysadmin -r recipient -S file

DESCRIPTION
       sysadmin is a position typically invoked to
       assist with designing and maintaining a wide
       variety of platforms and systems.  sysadmin can
       be used to efficiently schedule tasks and can
       be daemonised to enable autonomous operation.

       sysadmin can be used effectively in conjunction
       with other tools to provide assistance with
       tasks and ensure that systems are maintained in
       good order.  sysadmin is capable of multi-
       threaded operation to enable efficient
       processing of concurrent operations.

       Designed for cross-platform operation, sysadmin
       supports most major operating systems and
       environments. Whilst highest performance is
       achieved under Linux, running under Windows is
       also supported.

       sysadmin is capable of deployment via CM tools
       such as Ansible or Puppet and can utilise
       revision control systems such as Git. sysadmin
       may be used to produce scripts, supports
       interfacing with popular FOSS databases such as
       PostgreSQL and is capable of wide-scale
       deployment and operation.

       The stability and reliability of sysadmin make
       it well suited for running in secure
       environments.  sysadmin is also very flexible
       and can be combined with a wide variety of
       applications and tools, and is easily adapted
       to integrate with emerging technology and
       systems.

OPTIONS
       -d, --debug
              Run in debug mode. This can be used for
              complex troubleshooting

       -D, --download[=URL]
              Download an NZIC job aplication form
              from the NZIC website or specified URL

       -e     Display task history and work experience

       -f     Run in foreground, useful for displaying
	          human readable output

       -h, --help
              Display help and continue running in
              foreground

       -o     Perform other duties as required

       -q, --qualifications
              Display relevant tertiary or industry
              qualifications

       -r, --recipient=RECIPIENT
              Send files to RECIPIENT SMTP email
              address for submission. This is
              normally used in conjunction with the
              -S argument

       -s, --stdout
              Writes to standard output

       -S, --submit=FILE
              Send FILE. Multiple files may be
              submitted.  This argument is mandatory
              to ensure a valid and timely response. 
              Requires the -r argument

       -v, --verbose
              Display verbose output. This can be
              useful for documentation

EXAMPLES
       Download an NZIC vacancy application form

              sysadmin -D
              https://www.nzic.govt.nz/assets/
                    jobApplications/NEW-ZEALAND-
                    INTELLIGENCE-COMMUNITY-
                    APPLICATION-FORM-Mar-2019.docx

       Submit an application

              sysadmin -eq | enscript -M A4
                    -t 'Bruce Wayne CV' -p - |
                    ps2pdf - > B-Wayne-CV.pdf

              sysadmin -r careers@nzic.govt.nz
                    -S B-Wayne-CV.pdf
                    -S B-Wayne-Cover-Letter.pdf
                    -S B-Wayne-NZIC-Application-
                    Form.docx

       Troubleshoot a difficult problem

              coffee | sysadmin -d

       Bonus points

              sysadmin -r careers@nzic.govt.nz
                     -S sysadmin.{pl|py|rb|sh}

BUGS
       sysadmin is not able to share information with
       external processes or write to shared files.

       Due to internal timing limitations sysadmin
       must not submit applications after Sun Apr 14
       00:00:00 NZST 2019.

       At the time of writing the NZIC application
       form is only available in Microsoft Word format.

CAVEATS
       Applications must include a completed application
       form, a current CV and cover letter. These must
       be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference
       number C2/19/25 and placing the applicant's full
       name in the subject line of the email. Only
       completed applications will be progressed.

       To be eligible for employment within the NZIC the
       applicant must have been a NZ citizen for at least
       10 years. Alternatively the applicant 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.

       The applicant 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 applicants are requested
       to maintain a similar level of confidentiality.
       Applicants are expected to exercise discretion
       during the recruitment process and throughout their
       career.

       Many email services block scripts attached to
       files, therefore the operator may need to
       implement an appropriate work-around.

AUTHOR
       Government Communications Security Bureau

       Te Tira Tiaki

WWW
       https://www.gcsb.govt.nz

SEE ALSO
       ansible(1), git(1), ps(1), python(1), sh(1),
       ssh(1), strace(1), top(1), nzic(7),
       beyondordinary(7)



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