Investigator/Senior Investigator at NZ Commerce Commission, Wellington or Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Ko mātou tēnei | Who we are
Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission is Aotearoa New Zealand's competition, fair trading, consumer credit and economic regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.
The Commission is going through an exciting period of growth, driven by increases in its functions, duties and powers.
We are looking for two talented individuals to join our Credit Investigations and Compliance Team as an Investigator or Senior Investigator. We have both one permanent opportunity and one 12-month fixed term contract based in our either Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) office or Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) office.
Mō te tūranga | About the roles
Sitting within the Credit Branch, the Credit Investigations and Compliance Team carries out a critical function for the Commission under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act, educating, engaging with and investigating lenders to ensure that borrowers are protected when borrowing money and lenders abide by the rules. You will engage with and investigate a diverse group of lenders (from high-cost lenders to mobile traders to banks)– and work closely with our legal team to make a real difference for everyday New Zealanders. The work is variable, interesting, and rewards an inquisitive mind.
This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with investigation, legal, regulatory, compliance or banking experience, or with similar skills or experience to join our high performing team.
Key aspects of this role include:
- gathering, researching, and analysing complex information;
- applying credit law to real world situations;
- engaging with lenders and other stakeholders;
- working in/leading team of investigators and lawyers;
- interviewing witnesses and traders;
- educating lenders about compliance with the credit legislation;
- using a range of the Commission's enforcement tools to achieve compliance and ensure borrowers are protected;
- presenting evidence and information verbally and in writing to decision-makers;
- working with internal and external stakeholders, including managers, Commissioners, and the business community; and
- working simultaneously across multiple projects.
Both opportunities are full time roles (37 hours 55 minutes per week). The salary range for an Investigator position currently falls within the band $71,520 to $118,460 per annum, and for a Senior Investigator this falls within the band $81,300 to $141,400 per annum, plus 3% KiwiSaver. Successful candidates will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.
He kōrero mōu | About you
We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and possess:
- a demonstrated interest in, and good grasp of investigations, compliance and/or regulatory frameworks;
- strong analytical skills;
- the ability to quickly understand and synthesize complex information;
- strong organisational and time management skills, and the ability to project manage effectively;
- strong communication skills; and
- the ability to work individually and in a team.
A degree in a relevant discipline (such as law, finance or accounting) would be an advantage.
Read more about the skills, experience and knowledge required for this position in the position description. If you are applying via SEEK, by clicking Apply Now you will be redirected to our careers page where you can access our position description.
Te wāhi mahi | Working here
We're friendly and collaborative and enjoy contributing to our shared vision of making New Zealanders better off. Career growth and development is not only supported and encouraged, it's a part of everyday life here. We also offer a range of benefits to show that we'll value your mahi, including generous leave entitlements, study support, a range of wellness initiatives, competitive remuneration and relocation assistance to international candidates.
We are committed to our people's wellbeing. Any support needed is freely given, providing the opportunity for everyone to thrive. Our flexible working options are key to supporting that goal and our people have the technology they need to make it happen. We even offer a contribution to working from home set up costs. Our environment is inclusive, and our people know they are free to be their authentic selves at work and structure the way they work to suit their lifestyle.
Ka pēhea te tono mai | How to apply
If you want to contribute to our vision to make New Zealanders better off, please click 'Apply for this job' below. You will need to complete an online application form and upload your CV and Cover Letter outlining your motivation for applying for this role and the skills and experience you bring.
For any queries contact Lisa Weimann on 04 472 2038. Closing date for applications Sunday 11 June 2023.
Studies have shown that women and people from under-represented backgrounds are less likely to apply for roles where they don't match the job description criteria exactly. If you're excited about this role and think you have what it takes, but your experience doesn't align 100%, we still want to hear from you and would encourage you to apply.
Our recruitment process is fair, inclusive and free from bias and we encourage our applicants to let us know if we can make it more user friendly for them. We are an equal opportunity employer. We value diverse perspectives and the contribution every one of our people makes to our culture. Put simply – you can be yourself here.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Commerce Commission|
|Location:||Wellington or Auckland|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Position Description - Investigator.pdf (PDF, 273KB)
Position Description - Senior Investigator.pdf (PDF, 272KB)
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