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Principal Intelligence Analyst, Mt Eden, Penrose

Department of Corrections
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Defence, corrections & security
Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Principal Intelligence Analyst

Location: Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF)/Northern Regional Office, Penrose
Vacancy Number: CSNR8805


Safer Prisons, Safer Communities


An exciting opportunity exists to join the Northern Intelligence Team, based between Mount Eden Corrections Facility / Northern Regional Office, Penrose, Auckland.


Reporting to the Manager Regional Intelligence; Northern, this newly-created Principal Intelligence Analyst role is part of a team tasked with providing strategic intelligence that informs senior decision makers across the business. As the Principal Intelligence Analyst you will be the professional and expert lead for intelligence analysis, championing analytical techniques and leading standards in intelligence analysis.


The role focuses on the development of regional and national intelligence analysis capability through exemplary practice, intelligence training and assessment, and coaching/mentoring of intelligence staff. You will also coordinate and contribute to strategic intelligence reporting and intelligence briefings for senior leadership.


This is a great opportunity for an experienced intelligence practitioner who wants to stretch their wings and help shape the intelligence architecture within the Department of Corrections. This position will provide you with the opportunity to mentor and develop intelligence practitioners and work with a professional and energetic team.


We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate experience at a senior level in intelligence analysis, coupled with experience in the establishment and use of effective, intelligence-driven systems and practices.


To be successful in this role, you must have:


  • An expert understanding of the principles and methodologies of Intelligence
  • Leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Experience in training and mentoring
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct the intelligence process end to end; from identification of a risk or issue through negotiations with the client, delivering the products and influencing decision makers to ensure the desired result is achieved.
  • The credibility, integrity and personality to establish and maintain effective professional relationships internal and external to the Department
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to influence stakeholders


This role presents as an excellent opportunity to join our dynamic Intelligence team and contribute towards ensuring New Zealand's public safety.


Additional Requirements


  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a national security clearance at Top Secret level. To be eligible for employment within the New Zealand Intelligence Community you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.
  • You must also satisfactorily complete pre-employment checks which will include, but is not limited to, criminal, drug testing and credit checks.
  • A full driving licence is essential as travel will be a requirement of this role.


Please note that interviews and testing will take place in January 2018.


Applications close Tuesday, 19 December 2017.


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