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Protective Security Officer - Casual

Government Communications Security Bureau
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Security Services
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

  • Do you want to make a real contribution to the security of New Zealand?
  • Are you looking for casual employment?
  • Never take work home with you!

Do you want to work with a group of people who are passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand's way of life?

The Intelligence Community Shared Services (ICSS) is part of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC).  ICSS are currently recruiting for casual Protective Security Officers (PSO) to join the Protective Security Unit in Wellington.

The casual PSO would be perfect for someone who has the flexibility to work casual hours on an on-call basis, this could include working occasional shifts during and outside normal business hours and weekends.

The PSO is responsible for providing high level protective security services, technical monitoring and support services, and incident response.  The role provides 24 hours protective security services via a range of security related functions and systems, technical support monitoring of plant and infrastructure.

To be successful in the role you will need to be highly professional with a strong customer focus, have a positive ‘can do' attitude, and the ability to communicate well across a wide range of people.  You will also possess the following qualities:

  • Security industry or equivalent experience
  • The ability to learn the technological skills required to operate security systems
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision, and to use judgement and make good decisions under pressure
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and good interpersonal skills to work as part of a team

A valid clean full New Zealand Driver's Licence is also required.

If you want to work with a purpose at the heart of New Zealand's national security, apply today!

We believe that diversity is our first line of defence. We encourage all parts of the community to consider a career with us. 

A position description can be found on our website.

Applications close Friday, 28June 2019.

How to apply

For further information about the GCSB and details of how to apply visit  Please note that all applications must include an application form.

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold 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 high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 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.

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