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Trainee/Analyst/Senior/Lead Intelligence Analyst

NZ Police
Job Category:
Data analytics
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Trainee/Analyst/Senior/Lead Intelligence Analyst

New Zealand Police

National Intelligence Centre

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Permanent Positions

Intelligence Analyst remuneration range

Job Requisition ID 6692


The New Zealand Police National Intelligence Centre (NIC), based in Police National Headquarters, Wellington have multiple vacancies for Intelligence analysts at all levels, from Trainee Intelligence Analyst to Lead Intelligence Analyst.


At the national level, the NIC coordinates intelligence activities around the country, provides support to districts, and leads national intelligence activities on behalf of Police. The NIC is the liaison point with other intelligence agencies nationally and internationally.


The purpose of these roles is to contribute to crime and crash reduction and the prevention and disruption of criminal activity by preparing nationally-standardised intelligence products that inform and support prevention, intervention and enforcement activities.  The role within our organisation is to lead the activities for Our Business and enable our people to deliver them.


The roles are subject to rotation within the NIC.  NIC workgroups include the Analytical Services Group, Intelligence Operations Group, Security Intelligence & Threats Group, Child Sex Offender Registry, and multi-agency (NZP hosted) National Drug Intelligence Bureau and the Gang Intelligence Centre.  Successful applicants will be placed within the workgroups according to NIC requirements, skillset and experience.


In applying for one of these analyst vacancies, please identify at what level you are seeking to be appointed, and ensure all required application materials are provided for an application at that level.


In addition to the completed application, all applicants are required to submit work samples (Trainee/Analyst) or a portfolio of work (Senior/Lead), may be required to undergo psychometric testing prior to interview, and complete a scenario analysis exercise at interview. Further information regarding applications and required materials (to be submitted with applications) can be found at this link:



Skills – you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate analytical thinking.
  2. Apply structured analytical techniques to interpret information for intelligence analysis.
  3. Develop and apply intelligence processes and principles.
  4. Research, analyse, critically examine crime and criminality, and write timely and quality intelligence products to assist decision makers.
  5. Manage competing demands and high workload at times.
  6. Provide clear and concise verbal briefings [Trainee/Analyst/Senior]/ Present complex issues (written and verbal) clearly to a range of audiences [Lead].
  7. Develop and maintain a wide range of professional relationships (internal and external).
  8. Coach and mentor junior staff [Senior] / Mentor, develop and lead members of the team [Lead].
  9. Use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to develop a high standard of reports/presentations.
  10. Contribute to the development and implementation of plans, projects or initiatives [Lead only].


Skills are for all levels of Intelligence analyst, unless stipulated. Trainee Intelligence Analyst tasks are performed with supervision.



Experience – you will have:

  1. Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to develop a high standard of reports/presentations.
  2. Experience or extensive experience [in case of Lead] writing timely, clear, succinct, and useful documents.
  3. Experience or extensive experience [in case of Lead] in using a variety of tools and techniques to understand a problem, develop solutions and effectively influence and inform decision-making.
  4. Experience or extensive experience [in case of Lead] presenting (written and verbal) complex issues clearly to a range of audiences.
  5. Experience of coaching and mentoring [Senior] / Extensive experience of coaching, mentoring and leading individuals [Lead].
  6. Experience of critically examining crime and criminal justice [Lead only].
  7. Extensive experience influencing decision makers [Lead only].
  8. Experience in contributing to the development of team plans and new initiatives [Lead only].
  9. An understanding of the government sector [Lead only].


Experiences are for all levels of Intelligence analyst, unless stipulated. Trainee Intelligence Analyst tasks are performed with supervision.


Competencies - You will demonstrate the following:

Trainee/Analyst/Senior Competencies -  Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Solve
  • Deliver


Lead Intelligence Analyst Competencies – Level 2 Team Manager/Leader

  • Partner
  • Deliver
  • Develop

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:

Applicants must:

  • Hold the New Zealand Diploma in Intelligence Analysis or equivalent. If the NZDIA is not held, the applicant must have the necessary relevant experience and be able to complete and submit the required NZDIA modules within 15 months of employment. Applicants who do not meet this criteria will be considered for a Trainee Analyst role.
  • Submit samples of work with their application (refer link above).
  • Be a New Zealand Citizen or have permanent residency and be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance.


Remuneration range:

Trainee Intelligence Analyst – $43,864 - $49,347

Intelligence Analyst – $55,927 - $72,377

Senior Intelligence Analyst – $64,042 - $87,729.00

Lead Intelligence Analyst – $84,439 - $104,178


Additional Information:

  • Transfer costs will be paid.
  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington.


To view the position description for this role, please copy & paste the following link in a new browser:


Trainee/Intelligence Analyst:


Senior Intelligence Analyst:


Lead Intelligence Analyst:



If this position sounds like you, visit our Police website: 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, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.

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 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 the hiring manager, Gordon Burns by email at


Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 28 June 2018



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