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Staff Officer Army Governance

NZ Defence Force
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
As the Staff Officer, Army Governance, you will work within the Office of Strategy Management and be responsible for facilitating delivery of the Army Governance Framework and the provision of staff support to the OSM and Army General Staff as a whole. This involves working with other members of OSM to develop, prioritise and implement the unit work plan to ensure its effective delivery.
You will provide support to the Army Governance Boards and the Assistant Chief of Army to ensure efficient conduct of board meetings, communicate key decisions and track related action points from Army Governance Boards; and undertake analysis and key projects that support OSM and Army deliverables. You will manage meeting agendas and minute taking, as well as maintain support to  the Army General Staff SharePoint site and general administration as required. 
What we need
We need a positive and experienced team player who is solutions focused and willing to learn. You can work autonomously and you have initiative, enabling you to forge ahead and succeed in your responsibilities. You will have exceptional planning and organisational skills and have previous experience with the governance process.  
You will be a skilled oral and written communicator with political nous who can confidently interact with staff and seniors at all levels of an organisation. You take the initiative in developing and maintaining robust relationships with stakeholders and colleagues to ensure client satisfaction.
You will be proficient in MS Office suite, including Excel, and experienced in supporting and understanding document management and storage systems such as SharePoint. A skilled minute taker, you will be experienced in high level meeting environments and have exceptional attention to detail.   
Who we are
Army General Staff provides support to the Chief of Army to raise, train and sustain the NZ Army. The Army GS is a strategy lead organisation that is agile, innovative and decisive. Our purpose is to command, lead and manage Army personnel; develop, implement and monitor strategy, manage resources allocated to Army efficiently and effectively and foster culture based on Army's ethos and values.
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.  
Why Us
This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to Army General Staff.  In return for your knowledge, experience and drive, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team and working environment. 
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
The remuneration band for this position is $55,869 to $69,014 inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution. 
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Juliette Adlam on (021) 810 191, quoting NZDF-1804010.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Thursday 26 April 2018.

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.

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