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Data Interception Investigator

NZ Police
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Data Interception Investigator

Crime Monitoring Centre

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Permanent, Full Time

Salary Range $64,813.00 - $87,693.00

Job Requisition 9947




New Zealand Police are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to be a Data Interception Investigator in the Data Interception Unit (DIU).


The DIU is a small team working within the Crime Monitoring Centre (CMC) in Wellington City. The DIU is a highly-engaged workgroup that provide 24/7 support to District investigation teams by scrutinising, manipulating and analysing data. You should have good listening, written and verbal communication skills and be able to work well within a busy, established team environment. The position of Data Interception Investigator is a busy and challenging role that involves working rostered shifts.


This is a technical role and you must have an in-depth knowledge of the technologies the internet is built on, understand data transfer technologies and principles, and be able to interrogate PCAPs and use the internet as an investigative tool. You should also be able to write script to solve problems.

As a Data Interception Investigator, you should be self-motivated, inquisitive, methodical and tenacious. You will have the opportunity to exploit new technologies to drive NZ Police forward in the area of data investigation and contribute directly to targeting and catching offenders.



  • Collate, evaluate, analyse and process intercepted data and communications
  • Able to use the internet as an investigative tool
  • Analyse data use, identify trends and present findings in an easily legible format
  • Clear, concise written and oral communication skills
  • Research and develop analytical tools and techniques in the area of data interception and analysis
  • Write script to facilitate developing analytical tools and to solve problems



  • Have sound in-depth knowledge of the technologies the internet is built on
  • Work cooperatively and effectively as part of a team
  • Communicate complex ideas and processes clearly to a range of audiences


Core Competencies: Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Innovate
  • Deliver


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 Requirement:

  • Must have or be able to obtain a government 'Secret' level security clearance
  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington


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Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are Contractor you must apply through the Police Website and exclude your QID number in your application.


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) 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 email the Hiring Manager at prior to the closing date.


Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 24th July 2019.



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