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Custodian of Communications Security Materials

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Ready for something really different?
  • Thrive working in a confidential environment?

  • Work in a very unique environment

Do you have proven ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in the handling and security of information?

What you will do

To provide management and administration of the RNZAF Base Ohakea Communications Security (COMSEC) account, involving the training, distribution and monitoring of National and Allied COMSEC keying material, and policies and procedures for Ohakea-based RNZAF Force Elements (FEs) and other RNZAF units.

This will involve

  • The issue, receipt and transfer of secure communications equipment between NZDF organisations.

  • Management, accountability and oversight of the secure communications equipment account.

  • Ensuring adherence and compliance with NZDF secure communications equipment policy.

What we need

To be successful in this role, you will have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, excellent planning and organisational skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, and the ability to complete additional NZDF training will also be vital.

An understanding of NZDF orders, procedures and organisational structure, previous experience in NZDF communications operations, and previous experience with Communications Security accounting is highly desirable.

You must be able to meet the requirement to gain Top Secret security clearance.

Who we are

RNZAF No. 230 (Mission Support) Squadron is responsible for providing fused intelligence product to NZDF organisations and Government departments. The Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Flight provides the RNZAF with strategic and tactical voice and data communications support to military air operations and deployments.

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.

Total remuneration is $51,944 to $64,166 inclusive of the 4% employer superannuation contribution.

We offer five weeks annual leave, coupled with great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! Click on the link to check them out.

How to Apply 

To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Flight Lieutenant Elrickon 06 368 7299 quoting NZDF1803055.

Applications close at Sunday April 22 2018 8pm.

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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