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Variable Hours Customs Officer Queenstown

New Zealand Customs Service
Job Category:
Otago - Queenstown
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

  • Are you a great communicator who loves interacting with people?
  • Looking for a flexible role with variable hours?
  • Want to play a key role in protecting your community and Aotearoa's borders?

We are here to protect and promote Aotearoa New Zealand through world class border management. We're hiring Customs Officers for Queenstown airport where you'll be identifying and preventing potential security and community risks coming in and out of New Zealand. As a Customs Officer you will have a high level of integrity, honesty and discretion. You will also be interacting with a wide range of people from all walks of life and will help ensure a quality passenger experience.

What's involved?

Trainee Customs Officers undertake 6 weeks classroom training and then up to a further 6 months of on-the-job training where you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Process passengers and goods in/out of Aotearoa which can include search activities such as checking baggage
  • Facilitate legitimate trade and travel, collect import and export data
  • Intercept contraband (such as drugs and weapons), investigate and prosecute offences
  • Inspect cargo and mail, assess and collect duty/GST on imports

Joining Customs

To join Te Mana rai o Aotearoa in any role you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident*. Due to the nature of Customs' work all candidates must have a clear Police record. Security clearances are mandatory and are conducted by Customs before job offers are made. Successful applicants are also required to pass a drug test and medical assessment, they must also hold a full driver licence.


Customs looks for people who:

  • Have high levels of integrity, honesty and discretion
  • Have good communication skills and enjoy interacting with people
  • Enjoy working in a team environment

Being a Customs officer means working a range of flexible shifts including weekends, nights and public holidays. You will know your shift pattern in advance so you can plan your life around work, not work around your life.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana rai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.


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