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Custody Officer / Jailer

NZ Police
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Defence, corrections & security
Nelson - Marlborough - Nelson
Nelson - Marlborough
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Job Description

Custody Officer/Jailer

New Zealand Police

Tasman District

Casual Authorised Officer

Job requisition ID 2988


Do you have what it takes to join the West Coast Police team and become an Authorised Officer? 

The role of an Authorised Officer is to ensure the safe, secure and humane containment and transportation of detainees within a Police custody environment, in accordance with established regulations and procedures. A custody environment is defined as any location where a prisoner is in Police custody (including but not restricted to; cells, courtroom, prison, hospital), and the transit between any of these locations.  You may also be required to assist Police to guard and secure scenes of incidents or other matters that require personnel support.

Special Requirements

  • The successful applicant must hold a current first aid certificate in accordance with the relevant NZQA standards.
  • Applicants must hold a current class 1 driver's licence.
  • Applicants must meet the health and fitness standards required for the role

Core Competencies at Individual Contributor Level 1

  • Communicate
  • Deliver
  • Solve

To view the description of the above Core Competencies, visit Our Values on our website

Additional Information

  • Successful applicant must reside in Buller Region

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If this position sounds like you, visit our Police website here and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 650 words for each section.

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

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 you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the Hiring Manager, Sergeant Steve Aitken via STEPHEN.AITKEN@POLICE.GOVT.NZ

Application closes at 4 p.m. Wednesday 20 December 2017  

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