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NZSIS
NZSIS

Content Specialist

  • Are you passionate about intelligence that makes a difference?
  • Are you looking for an information management role supporting customer services that enhance New Zealand’s national security?

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been seeking, the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) is looking for a Content Specialist to be responsible for the handling and storage of intelligence products, and provide advice and support to users and publishers of intelligence products.

You will join a multi-agency team at the launch of a phased programme of business and culture change across the NZIC agencies, designed to enhance the ability of customers to access and utilise intelligence.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of an ambitious but crucial change programme, with cross agency executive support.

The NZIC’s Intelligence Customer Centre is a business unit jointly accountable to the Directors of Intelligence in GCSB and NZSIS and to Director NAB in DPMC for effective representation of the combined agencies in the design and delivery of customer value.

The ideal candidate will have:

  •  Sound professional experience in the intelligence and security sector, including roles in production or dissemination of intelligence;
  • Experience in an information management role, including the ability to manage content in specialised intelligence repositories, and to provide training and support to content publishers and consumers;
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures relevant to the production and dissemination of NZIC intelligence products;
  • An eye for detail, a methodical approach to problem solving and an ability to think laterally; and
  • Strong customer service ethos, excellent time management skills and able to work independently with minimal guidance.

As well as interesting work we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance, on-site gym and fitness facilities, flexible working and great work-life balance.

This is not an opportunity to be missed!

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

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

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/20/63 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, 14 June 2020. 

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

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NZSIS
NZSIS

NZIC Psychology Services Clinical Psychologist

  • Want to practice in a unique environment?
  • Be included in an innovative Psychology Service
  • Contribute to the safety and security of New Zealand

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

The New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) are looking for someone with energy and drive to join our new Psychology Services team as a Clinical Psychologist.

The NZIC Psychology Services team has been established to develop, maintain and oversee the delivery of psychological services to support the people in our community.  The Psychology services we provide include:

  • Staff wellbeing and clinical services
  • Consultation with providers and stakeholders
  • Training and development
  • Psychological testing, recruitment and protective security
  • Organisational support

As our Clinical Psychologist you will deliver psychological services to support the NZIC. You will be an innovative and effective practitioner and have a proven track record of delivering professional psychology services as well as –

  • A breadth of clinical experience in Adult Mental health
  • Experience administering, interpreting and integrating a range of psychometric tests
  • An ability to provide effective therapeutic practice
  • The ability to build and maintain productive working relationships

You will be adept at working within a responsive team environment and develop strong working relationships with a range of services.

You will be registered to practice with the New Zealand Psychologist Board as a psychologist in New Zealand. You will have a minimum of a Masters level qualification in an area of clinical psychology, along with a number of years’ of experience in the related field.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make your mark in a new, exciting, fast paced and dynamic environment, then this is the role for you.

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • 4 weeks annual leave, plus additional leave entitlements
  • Free health insurance
  • An on-site gym
  • An active social club

Salary: $93,497 - $140,245 per annum - Midpoint of the salary range is $116,871 reflecting full competence in the role.

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply:

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/20/32 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

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

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

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

Applications close: Sunday, 7 June 2020

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

GCSB
GCSB

Manager of International Strategy and Engagement - Joint Directors-General Office

We have an opportunity for a Manager of International Strategy and Engagement to join our Joint Directors-General Office supporting both the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).  You will make a difference to how the NZSIS and GCSB manage our international relationships and work across relevant public service agencies to align our approach to international engagement.

You will be responsible for providing expert advice on international engagement activities for the GCSB and NZSIS and assisting both agencies in taking a strategic approach to all international engagement.  The role is varied and challenging and will involve developing a work programme and priorities for the team that balances the interests of GCSB, NZSIS and the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) overall. You will also be responsible for developing an international strategy that identifies the key relationships that each organisation should invest in and instituting a framework to measure the success of international engagements, as well overseeing and providing support to the Directors-General on their international travel by ensuring briefing materials are appropriate and in place. 

This role will require you to draw on your excellent relationship building skills to ensure that stakeholders and your advice are well-informed. You will be a strong conceptual thinker and a proven people manager.  We are looking for someone with the following:

  • A tertiary education qualification in a relevant area such as international relations or strategic studies
  • Significant experience working at a senior management level
  • Experience working with international partners and protocols at a senior level
  • Experience in strategic and policy development in an international context
  • Experience holding a representational role in an international setting
  • A proven ability to turn strategy into action by working effectively with others

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively across GCSB and NZSIS as well as with other agencies to deliver to deadlines. The Manager International Strategy and Engagement will be able to manage competing priorities, and use sound judgement, flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills to implement solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.

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.  We can also offer you:

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

Salary from $132,005 - $198,007 per annum

Midpoint of the salary range is $165,006 reflecting full competence in the role.

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/20/57 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 7 June 2020.

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

NZSIS
NZSIS

Director, Office of Director-General

 The Director, Office of Director-General is a pivotal role in the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).  You will truly be the right-hand to the Director-General - keeping her strongly connected to the business, ensuring that effectve relationships are established across the NZSIS and shared enabling functions, and leading and co-ordinating the response to urgent issues.

The Office of the Director-General connects the NZSIS internally and externally, in partnership with a range of enabling services (such as People & Capability and Communications).   Its focus is supporting and amplifying the Director-General’s intent in terms of internal culture and communication, domestic stakeholder engagement, and international relationships.

On behalf of the Director-General you will support the NZSIS Senior Leadership Team, building its team culture and driving its strategy forward.  Although not a member of the Senior Leadership Team you will participate fully as a respected contributor in all SLT activities and discussions.

You will be a highly effective communicator with the ability to successfully manage complex relationships and maintain credibility with senior stakeholders.  Your role will include developing and co-ordinating the strategic engagement programme for the Director-General.

You will have experience in a senior management role with an understanding of strategic planning, governance, monitoring and accountability in the public sector environment.  Comfortable working with ambiguity, you will have a demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes through influence and will possess a good nose for risk (and opportunity).   You will be adept at anticipating and solving problems.  It goes without saying that you will have sound judgement, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

If you’re excited by the opportunity to take up a pivotal role in an organisation that exists to protect and advance New Zealand’s way of life, we would love to hear from you.

NZSIS offers a flexible, family friendly working environment and generous staff package over base salary, including subsidised health insurance and parental leave and childcare benefits.

Salary from $155,982 - $233,972 per annum

Midpoint of the salary range is $194,977 reflecting full competence in the role.

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/20/34 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 7 June 2020.

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

NZSIS
NZSIS

General Counsel

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is seeking a passionate and professional General Counsel to lead its Legal and Compliance & Risk teams. 

This is a significant leadership and advisory role and is the principal legal advisor to the Director-General responsible for the provision of both strategic and operational legal advice and the management of litigation on behalf of the NZSIS.

The General Counsel is a member of the senior leadership team and actively contributes to the effective leadership and governance of the NZSIS.

In this role you will be responsible for the management of key external relationships in relation to legal matters with Ministers, Crown Law, oversight bodies, overseas agencies and the private sector and ensuring that the reputation of NZSIS Legal and Compliance is viewed positively.

To be successful in this role you will possess strong leadership skills and proven ability to build and maintain a range of high-functioning working relationships.

We are seeking an individual with strong public law experience and working knowledge of public law (including judicial review, state sector, public finance and the application of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti of Waitangi to the public service).   Familiar with the function of a chief legal counsel at a senior level, you will be self-motivating, innovative and capable of exercising excellent judgement.

If this sounds like you, we would love to offer you the opportunity to be forward leaning and be an influential leader and advisor in an environment where no two days are ever the same and protect and advance New Zealand’s way of life. 

NZSIS offers a flexible, family friendly working environment and generous staff package over base salary, including subsidised health insurance and parental leave and childcare benefits.

Salary from $180,828 - $271,242 per annum.

Midpoint of the salary range is $226,035 reflecting full competenc in the role.

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/20/33 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

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

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

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

Applications close 7 June 2020.

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

GCSB
GCSB

Protective Security Officer (Rostered)

  • Do you want to work at the front line of keeping NZ Intelligence Community personnel and facilities safe and secure?
  • Do you want to make a real contribution to the security of New Zealand?
  • Never take work home with you.

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

We are looking for a highly motivated, team player to join our Wellington-based team. You will be required to work rostered shifts, including working outside business hours and weekends.

The PSO 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.

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 operate security systems
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision, and to use judgement and make good decisions under pressure
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and good interpersonal skills to work as part of a team

A current first aid certificate and a valid clean full New Zealand Driver’s Licence are also required.

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

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • 4 weeks annual leave, plus additional leave entitlements
  • Free health insurance
  • An on-site gym
  • An active social club
  • The promise you won’t have to take work home with you!

Salary from $43,469 - $65,203 per annum. Midpoint of the salary range is $54,336 reflecting full competence in the role.

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply:

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/20/60 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: 9 June 2020

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

NZSIS
NZSIS

Software Engineer

  • Do you enjoy working in a busy team environment where your role really does make a difference?
  • Use your broad technical knowledge to develop and improve systems
  • Take ownership of your work

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

As a Software Engineer within the Data Enablement team of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) you will work within a dedicated and supportive team. You will be given the autonomy to come up with your own solutions to various technical issues which you would be able to see through the full software development lifecycle, including providing continuous improvement and follow up support. This role provides you with the opportunity to do it all.

You will be a superstar candidate with a proven track record in software engineering - a person who is motivated by making a difference for customers and team mates by finding better and smarter ways to make things work. There will be plenty of opportunities to work with interesting technologies and systems, some of which you will not find elsewhere.

The role will require you to develop relationships with internal and external partners to ensure the NZSIS is keeping up with both public and classified technology trends. Your strong communication and relationship management skills will be well utilised.

You will be able to demonstrate creativity, pragmatism and initiative. We are looking for someone who can spot opportunities and is a self starter with a passion for technology and experience writing software. You will also need a good aptitude for adopting new languages.

We offer:

  • Ongoing development and training
  • Kiwisaver employer contribution over base salary
  • Four weeks’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements
  • Generous parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Subsidised health insurance and vision care (remove if fixed term under 6mths)
  • Flexible working environment; family friendly
  • Free on-site gym (take out if not Wellington role)
  • Active, fun social club

Salary:  Level 2: $79,797 - $119,695 - Midpoint of the salary range is $99,746 reflecting full competence in the role

Level 3: $93,497 – $140,245 - Midpoint of the salary range is $116,871 reflecting full competence in the role

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter.  These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/20/28 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: 10 June 2020

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

GCSB
GCSB

Learning and Development Advisor

  • Are you looking for a role with lots of variety?
  • Do you want to help us build our capability?
  • Do you want to contribute to the safety and security of New Zealand?

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) have an active development programme for all its staff. We champion enabling our workforce with beyond ordinary capabilities, engagement and adaptability in order to deliver on their programmes of work.

We are looking for a Learning and Development Advisor who enjoys a busy workload and a mixture of activities including creative development, facilitation, analysis and planning. You will enjoy making things happen, being a part of collaborative team and will be happy to get stuck in and take pride in the work you create. 

This role will include -

  • Management of career progression frameworks and processes
  • Maintaining and evaluating annual training programmes
  • Undertaking training needs analysis to improve our output
  • Supporting the functionality, understanding and use of the Learning Management System across the business

Ideally you will have worked with a learning management system as we use one to manage our training programmes and career progression – however on the job training is available for this. You’ll also be dealing with internal customers, juggling timetables and ensuring we deliver the best possible development experiences for our staff.

While a background in stakeholder and process management, career advice, and learning design is important, energy and a desire to learn are equally important in this role, and formal and informal training can be provided for the right person.

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.

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

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/20/61 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 Tuesday, 16 June 2020. 

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

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NZSIS
NZSIS

Executive Assistant

  • Supporting the Director of the Office of the Director-General
  • Multifaceted, diverse role
  • Autonomy

This amazing opportunity will truly allow you to bring your proven Executive Assistant skills to a busy and highly demanding role.  It’s not every day you get to support the Director that is the Director-General’s right hand!

Working in a supportive, family friendly organisation that is focused on its people, you’ll hit the ground running.  Not only will you be providing all the usual full secretarial services to the Director, you’ll have opportunities to liaise with external stakeholders and work closely with other staff across the business and the Government Communications Security Bureau.

We’ll expect that you have the necessary skills to draft correspondence, use your judgement around diary conflicts, record senior leadership team meeting minutes and follow up on action points.

It goes without saying that your ability to display initiative and exercise discretion will be core personal attributes.

If you possess enthusiasm and drive, have excellent oral and written communication skills and want to ‘own’ your role, we want to hear from you.

We can offer you:

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

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 D2/20/40 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 21 June 2020.

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