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Technology and Simulation Advisor

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
IT & computing
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

You will lead, develop and manage the technology and simulation system to ensure momentum continues as the system is fully integrated into operational training.  

This role will provide you with a challenge as you develop integral stakeholder relationships, commitments and ‘buy in' to ensure impetus continues for vital programmes and projects.

This role is based in either Wellington or Manawatu. 

What we need

Your understanding of the NZ Defence Force operations and training environmental, along with excellent interpersonal skills will see you successful in this role.

An understanding of learning theories and environment, as well as project experience will see you successful.  Previous experience in technology and simulation management, including developing and executing operational and strategic level strategies, in support of learning outcomes, is preferred.

You'll be adaptable, curious, a great problem solver and able to work across various domains, stakeholders and projects with ease to achieve the Unit's goals.  You will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy developing strong relationships with stakeholders, building and maintaining trusting relationship.  You will have the ability to liaise and present yourself confidently and professionally as you work within the Unit's executive team. 

You will be self-motivated with excellent organisational skills and be able to juggle multiple and changing priorities.

Who we are

The Headquarters of the Training and Doctrine Command (NZ); (TRADOC (NZ)) is mandated to provide command, control and guidance to the units of TRADOC in order to facilitate the conduct of directed individual training, associated direct outputs and the implementation of the new Army leadership framework in order to provide the NZDF with skilled, operationally focused military professionals.

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 to 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 Shaun O'Connor on 021 228 5120.   
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 Sunday 22 September 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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