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JS03 Personnel Plans - Readiness Training Activities

NZ Defence Force
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Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Do you thrive in a busy and challenging role where you can see tangible outcomes of your work?
Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand is to prepare, deploy, command and support assigned forces, in order to contribute to the security of New Zealand and her interests. As such, the Headquarters staff carries out a wide range of activities including; planning & support for operations and training activities, planning and assistance to government agencies, preparing budgets, developing relationships inside and outside the headquarters, and developing short and long-term branch plans.
Joint Personnel Branch is responsible for the management and control of personnel support for current and future operations, exercises and other activities on behalf of Commander Joint Forces New Zealand. 
This position is responsible for the development of personnel plans for assigned authorised joint and combined exercises, military assistance to civil authorities, and other directed activities. The position is also responsible for the provision of personnel policy advice, administration and support to these activities and for the creation, administration and management of the associated Information Management related requirements.
The position is responsible as the Branch SME for the coaching and mentoring of other Branch staff in the use of technology based tools including; the Microsoft Office suite of applications, SAP HCM and IMX information management. The position acts as the Branch Co-ordinator preparing and maintaining Branch rosters and returns.
To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to deal with all levels of the organisation.
  • Advanced working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of applications, with a demonstrated ability in MS Excel.
  • Advanced knowledge of Human Resources Management Information Systems (HRMIS), and database systems.
  • Proven analytical skills and the ability to develop new areas of research in response to shifting priorities.
  • Proven experience in establishing and managing systems and processes to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Sound knowledge of HR policy and administration.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

In return for your skills and experience we can offer five weeks annual leave, subsidised health insurance and the Force4Families programme which provides a range of discounts in retail, accommodation, entertainment and services.
If you enjoy working within a positive and engaging team environment, and you are interested in providing operational support to senior level and operational staff with a mission related focus then NZDF want to hear from you. Apply now!
You must be able to travel when required and have a full drivers licence. There may be a requirement for rostered duties during periods of national emergencies or significant operational events.

For further information about this position, please contact Derrick McMillan on 04 5296100 during business hours.

Please quote NZDF-1710012 in all correspondence.

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. 

Applications close at 4:30pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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