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Computer / Network Technician (Cryptologic Technician)

Government Communications Security Bureau
Job Category:
IT & computing
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We are looking for a Technician to join our small but mighty team located in Tangimoana in the Manawatu region. In this role you will assist with the delivery of mission technology solutions through support and maintenance of the ICT Infrastructure and collection systems.


We refer to a person with this expertise as a Cryptologic Technician. Don't let the word ‘Cryptologic' spook you (see what we did there). It's not code breaking but you can be expected to do some unique things with your computing / networking / problem solving skills.


This is an exciting role in a high performing business unit which produces innovative solutions for complex technical problems. The successful applicant will contribute to the ongoing success of the team.


We are looking for someone with a variety of experience who is keen to get more hands on, and who demonstrates the ability to:


  • Work and make decisions autonomously
  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Think outside the square


Whether you are an IT graduate with the talent and flair for U engineering or an experienced technician looking for a role like no other we want to hear from you!


You will be providing first and second line support to a part of our ICT Infrastructure, looking after the installation, development and maintenance for our systems and the opportunity to build and develop skills of colleagues.  We are looking for someone who has strong interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with a diverse range of people at all levels.


These are some of the skills that the successful applicant will have not essential to have all of them, but hey we can only try!):

  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix Operating systems;
  • Experience with Hypervisors such as VMware and KVM;
  • Networking – Firewall, Routers and Switches; and
  • Knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) technologies.


We have a unique and exciting community culture where you can't take work home with you and where no two days are the same.  We also offer a range of benefits including professional development, competitive salary, health insurance, vision care benefits,  on-site gym and fitness facilities and free transport services from selected locations in Bulls and Palmerston North.


We're a little bit different. The work is always challenging and it's important for the security of New Zealand. If this sounds like you, apply with us today!


The Salary Ranges for the three levels are:

Level 1                   $58,500 - $87,750

Level 2                   $68,316 - $102,474

Level 3                   $77,711 - $116,567


A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to quoting reference number C2/18/121 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.


Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to   


To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.


You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 22 November 2018.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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