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Immigration Officers - Palmerston North

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Palmerston North
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Join a growing Organisation – Multiple roles
  • Permanent positions - Palmerston North Central
  • Options for flexible working hours once fully trained and competent
  • Salary $48,388


Immigration New Zealand is committed to delivering the best immigration outcomes for all parties, migrants, businesses, communities, and New Zealand.

Our country depends on us to ensure the people we bring into the country have the right to be here, have the skills and qualifications we need to grow our economy, and are safe from exploitation.

With continued and ongoing growth in visa applications and volumes, and increasingly complex threats, our overarching goal is to strike the right balance between facilitating migration that benefits New Zealand and protecting migrants, and New Zealand, from immigration harm.

Our Palmerston North regional office is expanding in response to the growth and complexity of the immigration needs of the education and tourism sectors in New Zealand, specialising in visa processing for these important contributors to our economy.

Based in the central city, we are a team of committed, highly organised and connected people.

About the role

We're looking for confident and well-rounded people to join our busy visa processing team in Palmerston North.  As an Immigration Officer you will utilise your excellent analysis, judgement and decision-making skills to make quality visa decisions in a fast-paced environment.

To be successful in this role you will need to be decisive, action-oriented, logical, analytical and pragmatic. You are self-managing and can interpret and apply immigration instructions to manage immigration risk and contribute to positive outcomes for New Zealand.  We wish to hear from you if you are articulate, have strong cultural awareness and have a real passion for communicating with people from diverse backgrounds. 

Skills and experience required:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills – ability to convey concepts, policy and technical information clearly, accurately and concisely to a wide audience
  • Well organised with good time management. 
  • Self-motivated and positive team player
  • Computer literacy (MS Office Suite) with ability to learn new systems and applications quickly
  • Mental agility – able to comprehend, interpret and apply immigration policy and demonstrate agility to pick up new and sometimes complex concepts
  • Act with integrity and have a passion for Public Service and a desire to contribute to the growth and development of New Zealand
  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be advantageous

We offer extensive on the job training to candidates who are successful in the role.

About MBIE/Immigration New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand is a group within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government. MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable. This is done by always acknowledging and following our values of Māia - Bold & Brave, Pae Kahurangi - Build our Future, Mahi Tahi - Better Together, and Pono me te Tika - Own It

We'd love to hear from self-starters who want to be the best and deliver the best outcomes for New Zealand.  In return we offer:

  •              Excellent training programmes
  •              23 days annual leave
  •              Flexible working opportunities
  •              Exposure across NZ's largest government Ministry


Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or hold a residence class visa.

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 on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.

The application progress may include, type & writing tests, administrative testing, a formal interview and reference checks. Email quoting reference MBIE/1406965 or call Teresa Haley at Adecco on 06 3572020 if you have any further questions.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. 

Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday 21 July 2019.

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