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Compliance Officer

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description


  • Immigration law and policy compliance
  • Auckland CBD permanent position
  • Varied and challenging role


Why work for us?

Compliance Risk and Intelligence Services (CRIS) is part of Immigration New Zealand and is responsible for preventing and responding to immigration related offending and non-compliance.

As a Compliance Officer you will undertake a regulatory role, promoting compliance with New Zealand immigration law and policies.  Your role will form part of a multidisciplinary team, where you will work alongside peers and management to achieve optimum results in the compliance and criminal offending space.


About the role:

The scope of this role will see you involved a diverse range of compliance activities, including: interdicting persons who have overstayed in New Zealand or who have breached their visa conditions; investigating and managing individuals and employers who have breached immigration legislation.

You will be provided with training and delegated powers to undertake these activities giving you powers of entry, search and detention.

In such a varied role, you will need strong investigative skills to locate those liable for deportation, good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise effectively and multi task so that you effectively manage the deportation process and legislative requirements. 

You will also need strong decision making skills, experience in managing sensitive issues and risk and ideally knowledge of immigration law and policies.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and the ability to talk to people from a variety of different cultures in sometimes very tense situations.

If you think you have the necessary skills and experience and enjoy working in a team environment that is interesting and varied, apply now.


How to apply: 

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Margaret Goldfinch at quoting ref MBIE/1297684 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday the 22th of September 2017


Must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident to apply for this role.

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