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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description


New Zealand Police

Police National Headquarters

Permanent, Full-time

Remuneration range: $83,329 – $112,741

Job Requisition ID 8175



The High Tech Crime Group is seeking a talented Telecommunications Engineer.  This role will give you a unique opportunity to work and develop in a key growth area and you will be exposed to technologies and concepts that few other organisations can offer.

This position involves testing and development of communications with a strong focus on the Telco arena including developing partnerships with New Zealand Service Providers. An understanding of network architectures, cellular and voice communications is essential. Candidates with a Telco background are preferred.

As a Telecommunications Engineer, you will be able to demonstrate the following technical requirements:

  • Qualification or demonstrated ability in scripting language and networking.
  • Knowledge on handover interface standards and specifications between Network Operators and Police.
  • Industry background in the delivery of data communications and some experience in Architecture.
  • Knowledge in most infrastructure layers.

 The successful candidate for this role will:

  • Be self-motivated and have excellent organisational, research, and communication skills.
  • Pay attention to detail and have the flexibility to cope with change.
  • Have the ability to rapidly absorb, understand and apply new concepts and technologies.
  • Be capable of making sound decisions under pressure.
  • Work well in team environments.

You will have a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved whatever is needed. This is an operationally focussed group so you will need to be able switch priorities and focus quickly.

Special Requirements:

To be eligible for this role you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years.  Alternatively, you must hold NZ Permanent Residence/a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.  Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 10 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken.  Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed




To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

Competencies: – Level 1 Individual Contributor


  • Communicate
  • Partner
  • Innovate


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:


•           The successful applicant must reside in Wellington

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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.



If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.

If you have questions before you apply, please contact the Hiring Manager Detective Senior Sergeant Marty Laagland on

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 18th December 2018.

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