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Intelligence Analyst - Financial Crime (Senior Customs Officer Grade 1)

New Zealand Customs Service
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Defence, corrections & security
Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Join our Financial Crime Unit intelligence team, focused on large-scale cross-border financial crime.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa protects and promotes Aotearoa New Zealand through world class border management. Customs has a large programme of work underway to target transnational organised crime from overseas sources to our front line, and keep illicit drugs, and the harm they cause in our communities, out of New Zealand. This role supports that work.

Customs is building a new Financial Crime Unit (FCU) focused on preventing the movement of illicit funds from organised crime crossing our border and funding further crime. You'll join the FCU as an entry level intelligence analyst, collecting and analysing data to look for potential trade-based money laundering and cash smuggling. You'll build intelligence and insights to help us disrupt transnational organised crime.

To join the team you'll need strong analytical and creative thinking skills, and the ability to build positive working relationships - you'll be working collaboratively with our partner agencies in New Zealand and overseas. You'll have excellent attention to detail and sound judgement about where we should focus our energies, to ensure the greatest effect on the risks that you've helped identify.

Most importantly you will understand big data analysis, looking for the pattern or anomaly that tells you something isn't right. You have specialised financial knowledge, from a background in banking, accounting, intelligence, or financial data analysis. You'll need a knowledge of relevant legislation and an understanding of the trade environment, both nationally and internationally.

This is an Auckland based office role with regular hours, and you will be focused on long-term strategic organised crime disruption. You'll need to be technologically savvy, and a strong communicator who is confident briefing others at all levels, and writing clear and concise reports. You will be up-to-date with current affairs, in New Zealand and overseas, and pick up on potential financial trends and risks.

Ideally, you will have experience using software and technical systems such as Microsoft Office Suite including; Word, Excel and Powerpoint. You'll be able to demonstrate a high level of ability in the use of these programmes. It is preferable you have experience using SPSS Modeller, Tableau or similar products and an understanding of banking systems.

We are looking for people who care about their team and work well with others. This is a Senior Customs Officer (Grade 1) - this means that you will be approachable, supportive of your colleagues and management, and be a strong coach and mentor to others.

Working at Customs

Customs offers a dynamic and collaborative workplace with opportunities to develop and advance. Our people get on-the-job training, formal courses and leadership programmes, and the chance to move across diverse roles. We foster an inclusive and supportive team environment with vibrant social and cultural groups. Our people enjoy discounted health insurance and free on-site gyms (in some locations).

We recognise that work is only one aspect of your life and support flexible working arrangements.

The recruitment process

Please submit a cover letter which clearly outlines your suitability and motivation for this role, along with your current CV. The online application process takes a bit of time and requires you to provide examples of previous work. It's best to set aside some time when you won't be interrupted.

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to complete online psychometric testing. Successful applicants may be invited to an interview, which will include additional assessments, in early August.

As you move through the recruitment process, you'll be provided with information about what comes next, so you know what to expect.

Background checks and clearances

You will need to obtain Secret level national security clearance. To achieve Secret clearance, you must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident who has resided in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States continuously for the last 10 years. Already having Secret clearance is a benefit, but not a requirement. We'll guide you through the process.

Apply now

Please follow the link below to apply online. For more information on the recruitment process, contact

Deadline for applications is 10pm on Sunday 21 July, 2019.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai 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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