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Vetting Officer

NZ Police
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Vetting Officer


Salary Range: $51,123.00 - $ 69,167.00

Permanent, Fulltime

Multiple Positions Available

Job Requisition ID 14382



New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for reducing crime and enhancing community safety. We work in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses and other public sector agencies to achieve our vision to have the trust and confidence of all.


The New Zealand Police vetting services are seeking to appoint multiple Vetting Officers based at The Police National Headquarters (PNHQ), Wellington and the Police Digital Services Centre, Kapiti.


We are looking for motivated individuals who enjoy working independently and analysing information to support the delivery of the National Operations Group outcomes. The Vetting Officer will contribute to Police strategies to reduce offending and victimisation by processing vetting applications for external agencies and contributing to the integrity of Police intelligence systems.


Hours of work are Monday to Friday on a rotating eight hours shift system comprising day hours (worked between 0600 to 1800) and approximately 5 late shifts per 4 week period (hours currently set at 1300 - 2100). The roster system may be subject to change for operational requirements.


Skills and Experience - you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to perform quality data entry with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse information and draw appropriate conclusions in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate experience working with Microsoft office in a work or study setting.
  • Determining the relevance (and potential risks identified) of information that is being analysed.
  • Ability to identify and verify key facts from large quantities of information, and summarise this information succinctly.



Core Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Lead
  • Solve
  • Innovate


For more information on the above core competencies, head to How We Do Things. For more information on Our Values, click here.



Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in the Wellington Area



Special requirements:

  • You will be required to work one week of late shifts per month
  • An understanding of the Privacy Act 1993, Children's Act 2014 and Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 is an advantage.
  • The successful applicants will be required to undergo a full vetting check prior to any offer of employment being made.
  • Must have a valid work visa to be eligible for the role.


*Please note to be considered for permanent roles with New Zealand Police you must have a Permanent Residency or New Zealand or Australian Citizen. Applicants who are on work visas or residency visas can be considered for fix term contracts.



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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 Holly Henderson by email at


Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 30th January 2020


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