Serious Investigations Manager at NZ Defence Force, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō te tūnga | About the role
You will be providing administration support, compliance and casefile oversight for investigators within the Serious Investigation Branch as part of the Military Police within the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). This role ensures that investigation paperwork is completed accurately, while also complying with criminal law and military legislation.
A typical day may include:
- Reviewing material and providing feedback as needed;
- Monitoring status of ongoing investigation files and paperwork;
- Providing technical advice for the maintenance of investigation standards;
- Obtaining legal research or opinions;
- Liaising with internal and external stakeholders; and
- Assisting the wider team as needed and assisting with process improvements.
Please Note: The formal title for this role within NZDF is Serious Investigations Branch File Manager.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience
You will have exceptional organisational skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work effectively under pressure. You will have sound knowledge of investigative best practice, experience in the management of investigations, and capability to identify issues and ensure the accuracy of information received. This role requires the ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships across all levels of the organisation, as well as externally.
Given the serious content of some of the investigations, you will have the resilience to manage the personal effects of traumatic events and stressful incidents, with support provided as required.
Ideally, you will also have:
- A good understanding of Criminal Law, Armed Forces legislation, Military discipline and the Official Information Act;
- Exceptional written ability to be able to edit and proof-read documentation;
- Ability to interpret and apply appropriate legislation where required;
- Knowledge of the NZDF or genuine interest to learn;
- Ability to apply sound judgement, initiative and common sense to situations while working under pressure and with discretion;
- A class 1 Driver's License, preferably with experience driving manual; and
- Experience with MS Office suite.
Please note: The successful applicant will need the ability to travel domestically on a regular basis, and overseas if required.
Mō mātou | About Us
The Serious Investigations Branch (SIB) delivers serious criminal investigation support to NZDF. It is staffed by Military Police from all three services and civilian specialists, with the Headquarters in Trentham (Upper Hutt). SIB is part of the Joint Military Police (JMPU) Unit who provide law enforcement, crime prevention, investigation of serious & criminal incidents, and custodial support to the NZDF.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
- Great benefits for you and your family.
- Fully funded life cover up to $300,000.
- 5 weeks annual leave per year.
- Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities.
- Flexible working environment and positive culture.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply, please use the links on this page.
- Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.
- If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
Applications close on Wednesday 30 November 2022.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Higher level Security Clearance
- most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
- is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Defence Force|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
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