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Forensic Analyst

NZ Defence Force
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
As the Digital Forensics Examiner you will contribute to the functionality of a newly established digital forensics and incident response team. You will be the subject matter expert for the NZDF and work independently to complete your analysis.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Discover, preserve, analyse and document digital forensic evidence;
  • Extract data from networks, systems and digital devices;
  • Ensure integrity, accuracy and reliability is maintained;
  • Deliver specialist advice to incident response teams on correct prioritisation;
  • Be actively involved in resolving incidents;
  • Provide technical support and analysis on incident response and impact. 

What we need
To be considered for this position you will need to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of cyber risks, the current threat landscape and common attacks used;
  • Technical knowledge of advanced threat detection tools, technologies and processes;
  • Knowledge of network protocols and operating systems;
  • Ability to translate data/information, interpret it and convey the meaning;
  • Ability to conceptualise and develop solutions;
  • High level investigation and research skills;
  • Initiative, agility and flexibility. 

There is an on-call component to this role so you must make yourself available 24/7.
On-call allowance and phone provided.
Who we are
Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Branch.
We support more than 14,000 personnel on seven continents, often in geographically remote or hostile environments, using a range of satellite and terrestrial systems. Our core purpose is to provide specialist ICT support to mission and intelligence, as well as providing support to essential corporate functions such as Logistics, Human Resources and Finance. Most importantly, we support our colleagues in the Navy, Army, Airforce and Joint Forces who rely on us for the technology they use on platforms (e.g. planes, helicopters, vehicles, ships and military bases). We operate in operational environments, across a range of domains - including cyber – to ensure New Zealand is protected against external threats.
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 Michelle Wilson on
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 Tuesday 25 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 15 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 15 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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