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Counter Terrorism Team Manager

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

  • Want a career where no two days are ever the same?
  • Do you have an interest in the security and well-being of New Zealand and New Zealanders?
  • Do you enjoy inspiring and motivating a team to work towards a common goal?

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) has an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated person to lead a team of investigators in Wellington who can do all that and more! You will work at the heart of national security ensuring intelligence is timely, accurate and responsive to customer requirements. 

The Counter Terrorism team is responsible for ensuring the secure and efficient delivery of operational security and intelligence objectives, playing a key role in protecting New Zealand from the growing and evolving threats against New Zealand, New Zealanders and New Zealand interests.

You will comprehensively understand, lead and direct all intelligence activities your team contributes to and exercise sound judgement to ensure resources are used appropriately, proportionately and securely.

Not only will you question, critique, and seek continuous improvement, but also:

  • Inspire and motivate your team and be committed to staff development
  • Have the drive and determination to manage a complex and diverse portfolio
  • Be comfortable operating at all levels of Government and across the domestic and international security sector

You will also understand the broader security environment in which you operate and engage with your customers on a daily basis - both within the NZSIS and the broader New Zealand Intelligence Community.

In addition, to be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Intelligence operations experience
  • People leadership skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to understand and juggle diverse and competing priorities
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent problem solving skills
  • Proven relationship management skills

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

If this 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: $93,497 - $140,245

How to apply 

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter.  These should be sent to quoting reference number D2/19/83 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 5pm Friday 27 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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