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Vehicle Safety Officer - Commercial Vehicle Safety Team

NZ Police
Job Category:
Workplace Health and Safety
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Vehicle Safety Officer – Commercial Vehicle Safety Team

Tāmaki Makaurau

Salary Range: $64,813.00 - $87,693.00

Permanent, Fulltime

Job Requisition ID 12243



Are you an 'A' grade qualified heavy or light Automotive Engineer, do you want to become part of a team that has a passion for heavy motor vehicle safety, do you want to make a difference and are you self-motivated?


If the answer is yes, then this could be for you.


The NZ Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Team (formally the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit) is looking for a suitably qualified applicant to become one of the teams Vehicle Safety Officers (VSO).


The CVST is a national service centre within Police, staff are based throughout the country in 4 operational regions. This VSO position is based at the Stanley Street Station in Auckland.


The VSO role primarily involves inspecting commercial vehicles for compliance with Land Transport rules and regulations including full mechanical inspections, driver/operator compliance checks, weigh-bridge and roadside enforcement duties and providing expert advice to team members and management.



Skills and Experience – you will bring:

  • Knowledge of heavy/light vehicle inspection, CoF/WoF
  • Knowledge of the legislative requirements for vehicle standards
  • An ability to relate to and communicate with people from all parts of the transport sector
  • An understanding of the requirements for heavy vehicle braking
  • A passion for all New Zealanders to "be safe, feel safe"
  • A practical experience in the use of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with good numeracy and literacy skills



Core Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Partner
  • Solve
  • Deliver


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 hold Advanced Trade Certificate (Automotive Heavy/Light) or NZ Certificate of Engineering (Mechanical) or NZQA recognised equivalent
  • An "A" Grade (Level 5/6) certificate in Automotive Engineering for light or heavy vehicle strands.  A similar level of qualification from a related field could also be considered
  • A clean driving record, a class 2 licence would be an advantage
  • A current first aid certificate
  • Applicants must be a NZ or Australian citizen, or a NZ resident, or have a valid NZ work visa to apply for this position



Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in the Auckland area



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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!


IMPORTANT: 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.


PLEASE NOTE: 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 are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Malcolm Spence by email at


Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 24th October 2019

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