Senior Maritime Operations Officer, National Maritime Co-ordination Centre NMCC at New Zealand Customs Service, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
An exciting opportunity has been created to work within the National Maritime Coordination Centre (NMCC) which is a close-knit team that thrives on collaboration and achieving results to help protect New Zealand's interests in the maritime domain.
The NMCC has dual reporting lines. NMCC reports to the Maritime Security Oversight Committee for operational and strategic oversight. The Maritime Security Oversight Committee is a sub-committee within New Zealand's' national security system. The NMCC is hosted by the New Zealand Customs Service for its financial and administrative functions; however, the NMCC operates operationally independently from Customs.
NMCC contributes to Government goals and Ministerial priorities, working through the Maritime Security Oversight Committee and its supporting groups - the Joint Maritime Advisory Group and the Maritime Domain Awareness Working Group.
Agencies the NMCC works with include New Zealand Police, Ministry for Primary Industries, Department of Conservation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Customs Service and Maritime New Zealand.
About the NMCC
The overall objectives of the NMCC are to maximise the effectiveness of New Zealand's maritime surveillance assets; to ensure the best possible use of available information; and to enable a whole-of-government approach to maritime security, using a common risk management framework. To achieve these objectives NMCC has three key functions:
- Coordinate civil agencies' maritime patrol and surveillance tasking;
- Coordinate the provision of a maritime common operating picture, compiled from multiple sources (both open and classified) to participating agencies;
- Identify policy gaps and related issues with respect to effective maritime patrol and surveillance.
Together these three functions work to achieve Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). MDA is 'the effective understanding of anything associated with the maritime domain that could impact the security, safety, economy or environment of New Zealand.
The NMCC ensures New Zealand has the ability to detect and monitor maritime activity through effective coordination of a broad array of collection capabilities and to fuse analysis from multiple information and intelligence streams.
The NMCC is co-located at Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand (which is part of the New Zealand Defence Force) in Trentham, Wellington.
About this role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
This role provides analysis and advice to NMCC leadership and maritime sector agencies to help achieve MDA and NMCC objectives. It also provides strategic and operational level analysis and advice on contextual and long term aspects of MDA management. Advice includes risks and opportunities that the maritime sector needs to be aware of.
This role is responsible for:
- Analysing information and intelligence and producing All of Government reports that build New Zealand's maritime domain awareness.
- Developing data analyses, data collection systems and other strategies that optimize efficiency and quality.
- Acquiring data from primary or secondary data sources.
- Identifying, analysing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets.
- Filtering and "cleaning" data by reviewing reports and performance indicators to locate and correct problems.
- Working with NMCC leadership to prioritize business and information needs.
- Locating and defining new process improvement opportunities.
- Analysis and advice on sector agencies' papers or proposals.
- Analysis and advice to NMCC staff; collaboration with the Maritime Security Oversight Committee and its supporting groups.
Because the NMCC is a small team, the incumbent will be expected to assist other members of the team with operational coordination work when required.
Salary range for this position is $85,372 - $108,053 per annum. (The mid-point is $98,305 at 100% competency).
About you | Ko wai koe
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
- Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and the proven ability to communicate professionally with internal and external contacts at all levels.
- An intelligence background is desirable.
- Strong analytical and information management skills.
- Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to effectively manage their own workloads and priorities.
- The ability to be flexible and reactive in order to fully meet the requirements of the NMCC.
- Strong judgment and initiative and a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that tasks or issues are dealt with in a timely manner, including travelling to meet the needs of the NMCC.
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous personal and professional development.
- Demonstrated willingness to make informed decisions with respect to problems in your area of functional or technical expertise.
Background checks and clearances
To join the NMCC in any role you must be a New Zealand citizen (*). Due to the nature of NMCC work, all candidates must have a clear Police record. Security clearances are mandatory and are conducted by Customs before job offers are made. Successful applicants are also required to pass a drug test and medical assessment; they must also hold a full driver licence.
(*) you need to have continuously resided in New Zealand for the last 5 years, or in one or more of the following countries: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom or United States. You must have a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service towards a recommendation of suitability for security clearance at a higher level.
To be successful, you need to either currently hold and maintain or obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.
Me pehea te whakauru | How to apply
Please apply online. You will also be asked to answer competency-based questions as well as your interest in the role and skills and experience relevant to this role.
For further information about this role please contact email@example.com
Applications close at 5 p.m. Sunday 1st October 2023.
New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa also support flexible working arrangements.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||New Zealand Customs Service|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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|File links:||Role Specification - NMCC Senior Maritime Operations Officer - August 2023.pdf|
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