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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description


Asset Recovery Unit


Authorised Officer

Salary Range $74,082.00 - $100,228.00

Permanent, Full Time

Job Requisition 11147


The Asset Recovery Unit's primary roles are to deny criminals the opportunity to benefit from their offending or the ability to re-invest in criminal activity.  Police do this by taking away their "ill-gotten gains" and making sure that crime really doesn't pay.  International trends among Law Enforcement Agencies indicate that recovering assets is often more successful and may be a bigger deterrent than the criminal prosecution.  That trend is being mirrored in New Zealand and as a result, this area of investigation is growing.

The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 is a relatively new piece of legislation based on civil court processes.  This means you will be dealing with criminals on the "balance of probabilities".  New case law is being obtained constantly and you will be encouraged to push the boundaries, use your initiative and explore ways of using the Act to recover criminal gains.

You will be part of an expanding, vibrant team based in Christchurch. Police are looking for an investigator who can manage reactive and proactive investigations, work together with investigation teams targeting serious criminal activity, prepare and execute production orders and search warrants, carry out effective interviews, and interact with members of the international financial business community. Internal and external partnerships are a key focus and the successful applicant can expect to be heavily involved in investigations associated with multiple departments within Police and our external partners.


Skills - you will need to be able to:

  • Prepare and present (written or verbal) information in a clear and concise way
  • Manage time effectively to complete multiple files and meet deadlines
  • Manage competing demands and high workload at times
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of all information and decisions
  • Prepare, manage and/or investigate files
  • Investigate serious and complex crimes and prepare files
  • Manage risk in relation to criminal investigations


Experience - you will have:

  • Manage large and complex criminal investigations
  • Work well with internal and external partner agencies
  • Ability to assess detailed information


Competencies Level 1 - Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Deliver
  • Partner


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Special Requirements

  • Must have a relevant tertiary qualification and / or 5 years or more of criminal investigation experience
  • Must hold a class one full driver's license.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Police check and Secret clearance.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the delegation of Authorised Officer.
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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today!



Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.



If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section. For further assistance, please click here.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the Hiring Manager Detective Senior Sergeant Stuart McGowan at


Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

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