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Vetting Officer

Employer:
NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS)
Job Category:
Other
City/Town:
Wellington - Wellington
Region:
Multiple Locations
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
11-Jun-2018
Closing Date:
24-Jun-2018
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Job Description

Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding career where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand? 

Do you want to work with a group of people who are passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand's way of life? 

NZSIS has a statutory mandate to conduct security vetting in New Zealand on behalf of all government agencies, and is currently recruiting for a full time Vetting Officers in Wellington and Auckland. We are looking for professional individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills and a good range of life experience. 

The role of a Vetting Officer is to conduct background investigations, and interview nominated government employees and their referees in order to assess suitability to hold a national security clearance.  You will assess the information gathered against the Protective Security Requirements and Adjudicative Guidelines. The outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand. 

To be successful in this role you will need to display excellent judgement, as well as enjoy working collaboratively to solve problems and make decisions. You will also possess the following qualities: 

  • Proven interviewing skills both face to face and by telephone
  • A high level of integrity, trustworthiness and discretion
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to make well researched, informed and open-minded assessments with regard for differing lifestyles, backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience in investigative and analysis work
  • Excellent self-management skills with the ability to be flexible and prioritise in the face of a demanding work load
  • An appreciation for technology and the ability to learn new software
  • Have a valid and clean full New Zealand Driver's Licence for travel within New Zealand

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you. 

A copy of the position description can be found on this page.

Salary range: $66,387 - $99,580. 

How to apply 

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter.  These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/18/37 in the subject line of the email.  Only completed applications will be progressed. 

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz

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 5pm Sunday, 24 June 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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