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Intelligence Support Officer

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

The Ministry for Primary Industries is currently seeking to appoint a self-motivated professional, with strong analytical skills, to a newly established position as an Intelligence Support Officer. This role is essential to supporting successful delivery of intelligence and targeting activities, contributing to the protection of New Zealand's borders from biological risk.


As an Intelligence Support Officer, you will be supporting a high performing team tasked with the delivery of trusted, tailored and timely intelligence outputs, supporting the Operational Directorates across MPI. You will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders across the various systems; collecting and processing information from a wide range of sources to provide insights on risks and threats associated with entities of MPI interest.


Stakeholder engagement is a key component of this role, and proven interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills are essential to success. Strong problem-solving and critical reasoning skills, along with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage work flows, are necessary to meet the role requirements.


In order to be considered for this role, the following experience and knowledge must be demonstrated;

• Experience in developing and managing positive relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders,

• Proficiency in manipulating data entry and reporting tools,

• Working knowledge of collecting and managing complex and diverse information,

• Awareness of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Treaty of Waitangi, and its principles.


This role is well suited to capable professionals looking for employment opportunities within the intelligence trade, or for intelligence professionals looking for an early step in their career. The Intelligence Support Officer role with MPI presents a valuable opportunity for driven individuals seeking career development, through progression within the MPI Intelligence Career Pathways.


The successful applicant will be based in Auckland, as part of a regionally based team of intelligence professionals across New Zealand. This position requires individuals to operate within multi-agency and collaborative environments, and the appointee will be required to attain and uphold a SECRET national security clearance. More information about security clearances can be found at


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To view the position description and/or apply for the role, please click ‘APPLY NOW' in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Kathryn at

Applications for this role close Monday 26th February 2018. 

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