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Staff Officer to CIO

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

Based in Wellington at the NZDF Headquarters, the Staff Officer to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), is responsible for managing the CIO's day-to-day activities through delivery of advice, managing and coordinating all elements of the CIO's daily activities including oversight of support within the Office of the CIO.  
The Staff Officer-CIO (SO-CIO) has the primary responsibility to ensure the CIO and their representatives are prepared for ICT governance and other strategic commitments.  This includes overseeing advisors, coordinating and preparing documents for both ICT governance and CIS Branch representatives to NZDF, all of government and Allies and Partner committees, and ensuring that CIS Branch has appropriately briefed representation.
What we need

A dedicated self-starter with ICT Governance experience, a strong understanding of the machinery of government, an overarching knowledge of ICT systems and software, with the ability to communicate complex technical information in plain English.  
To be successful in this role you will also be experienced in change management and risk management.  You will also be able to influence stakeholders and have experience in representing an organisation in senior governance forums.  
You will have demonstrable experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives, as well as an understanding of public sector systems and process.  Your experience in operating in a secure and/or sensitive environment and your understanding of either a Defence or Intelligence sector will be beneficial to your application.  
Superior communication, customer and stakeholder relationship management skills are crucial to success in this role, as are your strong interpersonal skills, successful history of leading teams and mentoring staff. 
Who we are

The NZDF CIS Branch is unique in that it provides a complex, multi-faceted, communications and information systems environment operating across multiple security layers, providing support to more than 14,000 military and civilian Defence Force personnel, dispersed on seven continents, often in geographically remote or hostile environments.  Our core purpose is to provide reliable responsive and robust Information Communications Services (ICS) to our Joint Forces; Navy, Army and Airforce on operations, at home and abroad, in military bases, in headquarters, makeshift or permanent, on  planes and helicopters, in fighting vehicles, ships and patrol boats.
Why Us 

We are achieving this vision through the CIS Branch Change and Transformation Project (CISCTP), which is transforming our culture, our people and the way we work. Our Information Communication Services will operate on the foundation of a common information environment. This will leverage the best of industry and other government agency, people, process and technology practices. Building on this common technology environment our highly trained and motivated information technology specialists will have the exciting task of creating and sustaining uniquely tailored military information and communications services that will allow us to operate effectively, on our own, with all of government agencies and with our key Allies and Partners.
Come and be part of the change.  What we do matters!

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 

The remuneration band for this position is $138,580 to $171,187 inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution
How to Apply 

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Paul Dragicevich on (021) 919 403, quoting NZDF-1804015.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Tuesday 1 May 2018.

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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