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Technical Security Advisor

NZ Defence Force
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Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
As the Technical Security Advisor, you will provide specialist electronic security services and assessments to the NZDF for the protection of classified material, ICT, weapons and ammunition located within specialist infrastructure sites and platforms (ships, aircraft and land capabilities).  Design, certify and audit electronic security systems installed by commercial providers against Defence policy and standard.
You will also engage with industry and other agency partners to ensure the successful delivery of electronic security systems into the NZDF and acts as the Agent for the Certification / Accreditation Authority for electronic security systems.

What we need
For the right candidate, we will provide effective leadership and the necessary training and business tools to help you succeed in this role.  Ideally, we are looking for:

  • 5 years' experience working in a technical security or similar role;
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to understand customer requirements and provide solutions;
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to learn.

You'll also need to be able to travel, as required, to conduct security inspections, installations or security system design or reconfiguration across NZDF locations.  

Ideally you will be qualified in; TECOM Challenger technician course, CCTV and hold an Electrical Service Technician Certificate or equivalent.
Who we are
The Directorate of Defence Security (DDS) comprises eight functional business units: counter intelligence, security compliance (including Defence Industry), security risk and assurance, security vetting and screening, security policy, security services, security education and training and the security guard force.  Each functional unit contributes a vital role to strengthen the NZDF's ability to secure its information, people, assets and reputation.  DDS provides a sustainable and credible security organisation primarily focussed on NZDF's domestic security environment through the provision of a wide range of protective security policies, services, products and advice.

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
By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job;
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life;
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Glenn Joyce on 021 394 626.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 24 June 2019.

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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