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Senior Customs Officer Grade 2 - Electronic Forensic Investigator

New Zealand Customs Service
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Auckland - Auckland
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Job Description

Applications are open candidates interested in applying for a 12 month secondment/fixed term to Senior Customs Officer Grade 2 - Electronic Forensic Investigator. The position would commence Monday 4th June and conclude Friday 28th June 2019.


Our Senior Customs Officers provide support to leaders in supporting the identification and development of our people talent. Acting as a mentor to colleagues within the team this role helps our people develop their skills and expertise. The SCO role is a critical position for supporting our leaders and our people. You will have a commitment for continually developing yourself and others, living true to the leadership principles and supporting the development of others.


The role of the Senior Customs Officer Grade 2 within the Electronic Forensics Unit is to deliver electronic forensic services in order to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those persons/organisations engaged in the international trade of illicit commodities. They will provide technical expertise regarding border enforcement techniques and initiatives and carry out electronic forensic investigations required for the detection and apprehension of offenders through the scientific forensic recovery of electronic evidence.


The role of the Senior Customs Officer Grade 2 within EFU extends to supporting the Customs Technical Specialist - EFU in setting the strategic direction, including technological roadmap, for EFU and contributing to consistent research & development of forensic equipment and software and the coaching and mentoring of other officers.


The applicant should have the following qualifications or similar:


    • Familiar and competent in the use of Electronic Forensic Tools to examine the following formats - FAT, NTFS, exFAT, HFS, ext#


    • Familiar and competent in the use of Mobile Phone extraction tools


    • International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) - Certified



    • Previous experience giving expert evidence in court

To be successful in this role you will:

    • Have skills and experiences in leading others, either through team leadership, or coaching and mentoring others.


    • Have a sound understanding of the strategic direction of Customs and be able to apply that to your day-to-day work.


    • Be experienced in establishing and maintaining relationships with others to achieve win-win outcomes.


    • A strong focus on continuously working towards a healthy and safe work environment.

Interested in progressing your career further in a SCO role? Here's what you need to do:

    • Have a look at the SCOG2 Position Description that is attached


    • Put together a CV and covering letter for the SCO role


    • Please advise your manager that you will be submitting an application


    • Submit your application via the online application process (please do not email us your application), no later than 5pm Monday 23 April 2018.

All applications will go through a shortlisting process first, if you are not successful in being shortlisted you will be notified of this by email. Candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to attend a panel interview and role play. We will also undertake a reference check with your current manager.


All candidates must be prepared to undertake a drug test and achieve and maintain the appropriate organisational security clearances.


If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email


Please note that by submitting your application you consent to us contacting your current manager for a reference check should you be interviewed.


Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 April 2018

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