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Aviation Security Officer

Civil Aviation Authority of NZ
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
Auckland - Manukau
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Avsec - South Auckland - Auckland     

An exciting career destination as an Aviation Security Officer
  • Starting Salary approx $46K p.a. ($27/hour)
  • Part Time 32.5 hours
  • Excellent training and benefits
  • Buzz of the Auckland Airport
  • Career progression

Global security threats are changing and becoming more dynamic. The role of Aviation Security is critical to keeping aircraft and passengers safe as they travel within and out of New Zealand.

The job that will get you excited everyday

This challenging and rewarding role has many facets and no two days are the same. There is much excitement and buzz at the airport and the key aspects of the role entail:

  • Be situationally aware and have the ability to act on your instincts
  • Be customer focussed with a security mind-set while dealing with passengers, their baggage, the general public or airport workers;
  • Effective risk management for passengers, airlines and airport workers;
  • The delivery of exceptional customer service through the screening of passengers, airport workers and baggage;
  • Enthusiastically interacting with passengers from diverse cultures, backgrounds and nationalities;
  • Responding to queries, resolving issues, and thinking on your feet;
  • Ability to identify issues and quickly respond to them;
  • Working collaboratively in teams and other agencies within the airport;
  • Flexibility to work shifts and maintain work/life balance;
  • Ability to effectively operate and adapt to changes in screening technology/devices.

NOTE:  Hours are an average of 32.5 hours per week based on rostered shifts of 6 days on (6 x 6.5 hour shifts = 39 hours), 3 days off. There are also opportunities to pick up extensions and recalls.

Click the following link to find out more about working for New Zealand's Aviation Security Service -

Shiftwork allows you to miss peak traffic times and we provide free parking, uniform, shoes and other benefits.

The skills you bring are all about people and risk management

  • Ability to use effective de-escalation techniques;
  • Alert and observant with an inquisitive mindset;
  • Enthusiasm, passion for customer service;
  • Quick learner, who is able to think outside the box;
  • Ability to communicate, connect with all kinds of people and adapt to different situations; and
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations while maintaining composure.

You need to ask yourself

  • Am I committed to protecting aviation, my country, passengers, staff and visitors alike?
  • Do I have the ability to have difficult conversations in relinquishing items from passengers?
  • Am I prepared to be the last line of defence and what that entails in this role?
  • Am I able to do shift work?
  • Have I got the right support at home to do this job?

What next

If you meet the following pre-requisites:

  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident or resident;
  • Hold a full clean driver's licence;
  • Are medically and physically fit;
  • Will clear Police/Ministry of Justice vetting checks with no criminal convictions;
  • Available to attend an assessment centre on either 19 or 21 June 2018 and start on 9 or 30 July 2018.

Please register on QJumpers via; to apply to the role, uplifting a cover letter expressing your interest, a current CV together with your driver's licence (both sides and either your passport (including residency) or birth certificate and complete the online application and pre screening forms.  Only applicants who submit all of the above documents will be considered. 

Note: For applicants who have previously attended an assessment centre there is a 12 month stand down period.

Applications close 10 June 2018.

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