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Assistant Director Engagement, Analysis and Reporting

NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS)
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

  • Are you motivated by helping keep New Zealand and New Zealander's safe?
  • Looking for a unique leadership role with variety and a great team environment?

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated person to join our team. The Assistant Director will lead our Engagement, Analysis and Reporting Group within the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS). This is a one year fixed-term or secondment opportunity (with the possibility of a second year).

In this role you will be responsible for implementing strategy and change, developing business planning and reporting, managing key partnerships, and providing governance to the Combined Threat Assessment Group. This is a Tier 3 leadership role and plays a significant part in working with the leadership team to establish organisational and Intelligence Directorate strategy and business plans.

As an experienced leader, you will draw upon your solid experience building and maintaining highly performing teams, and will have:

  • Experience managing intelligence/operations in a multi-agency environment
  • Experience operating at the strategic level, including planning and operational risk management and guidance
  • The ability to contribute to organisational strategy, policy and capability projects
  • Strong customer focus and relationship management skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with domestic and international stakeholders
  • Sound judgement and critical thinking ability

Key to your success in this role will be your high energy, drive and motivation to deliver timely results. While this is an established team, there's definite scope for development and enhancement.

We work in a unique environment where no two days are the same. Our team is dedicated, motivated and passionate about what we do. We offer a range of benefits including professional development opportunities, an active social club and on-site gym and fitness facilities.

If this fixed-term leadership role sounds like you and you're looking for work with a purpose at the heart of New Zealand's national security, we would like to hear from you.

A copy of the position description can be found on this page.

Salary range: $155,982 - $233,972 per annum

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter.  These should be sent to quoting reference number D2/19/79 in the subject line of the email.  Only completed applications will be progressed.

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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.

Applications close Wednesday 25 September 2019

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.  You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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