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Security Officer

NZ Defence Force
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Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

What you will do
Contribute to the provision of a high quality and effective protective security service, which ensures a secure environment for staff, visitors and others at Trentham Military Camp and the wider Upper Hutt Defence Area, at all times.

What we need
If you can commit to working as part of a team and have the ability to make the right decision when required, then you are the person we are looking for.

As a Casual Security Officer with the Trentham Military Camp Security Section, you will work as and when required to provide security services for all units within the Upper Hutt Defence Area. This includes entry/exit gate enforcements at the Trentham Military Camp entrance and control room duties. You will be responsible for conducting foot and vehicle patrols, building checks, monitoring and responding to Intruder Detection Systems and CCTV.

Applicants will need to have:

  • An excellent level of frontline customer service related experience;
  • Strong communication skills with excellent written and verbal English language skills;
  • The ability to work a range of shifts including nights, weekends and public holidays;
  • The ability to work as a part of a team or by yourself and make decisions in the absence of management;
  • A valid full class one New Zealand Driver Licence for manual vehicles with no restrictions;
  • A good level of eyesight, hearing and physical fitness. You may be required to pass a physical test as part of our recruitment process;
  • A good level of experience with computers including the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

If you enjoy working as part of a team, can commit to working a 24 hour rotating roster and have excellent customer service and computer skills, don't hesitate, apply now!
Who we are
DSSG provides accessible and timely responses to requests for service, acts as the conduit to other Defence Logistics Command Units and is the key point-of-contact between Base and Camp operational commanders and business owners.

Our goal is to achieve quality customer satisfaction through excellence in service and business solutions. Through our unique culture, passion, commitment to continual improvement and the expertise and professionalism of DSSG team members, we are strategically positioned to provide superior shared services 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. 
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 the Security Manager on (04) 527 5267.
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 8 July 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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