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Specialist Investigator: Assest Recovery Unit

NZ Police
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Bay of Plenty - Tauranga
Bay of Plenty
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Specialist Investigator

New Zealand Police – Asset Recovery Unit


(Authorised Officer)

BAND H $74,082.00 - $100,228.00

Permanent Position

Vacancy 1842


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 a small, vibrant team based in Tauranga. 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



Communicate Level 1 - Individual Contributor

Deliver Level 1- Individual Contributor

Partner Level 1 - Individual Contributor

*To view the description of the above core competencies, visit How We Do Things under the Recruitment process information on our Police Jobs website


Special Requirements

Must have a relevant tertiary qualification and / or 5 years or more of criminal investigation experience

Must hold a current first aid certificate in accordance with relevant NZQA standards.

Must hold a class one full drivers license.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Police check and Top Secret clearance.

Must be able to obtain and maintain the delegation of Authorised Officer.


To view the position description for this role please follow this link

To apply for this job, please visit and enter job requisition number 1842

Please note: Applications will only be accepted when formally submitted through our Career Website.


You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your education, 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 for each question.


Note, if you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal careers site.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the Hiring Manager at

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017.


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