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Field Intelligence Officer

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

Field Intelligence Officer – Porirua/Wtg based

  • Permanent Full Time Position 
  • Contribute to New Zealand's domestic security, law enforcement and nationwide regulatory practise
  • Ensure MBIE's decision making is informed by robust intelligence services


All applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and are willing to undergo, gain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

All applicants must have a full driver's license.

The Role:

The MBIE Intelligence Unit (MIU) is a new unit tasked with understanding and delivering intelligence services across the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to grow New Zealand for all.

The MIU collects, analyses and disseminates intelligence to decision makers so they can assess and manage risk and value at the earliest possible opportunity.

This unit is setting the direction for the development of MBIE's intelligence-informed culture. This is a pivotal and exciting time to become a key player and be part of shaping MBIE's future.

This role calls for its own precise mix of skills and abilities. As a Field Intelligence Officer (FIO) within the MIU your experience within an intelligence field, and your range of tools to collect and gather information, will drive work across the business. You will need to be appropriately self-directed in your field work while understanding your role within the MIU and how the information you collect informs the actions of others.  The role also requires someone with excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills as people skills are a key asset for you to collect information in the field and succeed as an FIO.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Visible experience in the operational side of intelligence.
  • Previous work with classified and sensitive material is desirable and timeliness and quality of work is a must.
  • Good understanding of situational awareness.
  • Able to obtain information using appropriate sensitive and investigative techniques.
  • Ability to adapt within a dynamic and fluid environment.
  • A working knowledge of the business, economic and social environment that MBIE operates in.
  • Proven ability to build and manage key relationships.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new information or areas of work.
  • Effective problem solving skills and a can do attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.

The following would be advantageous

  • Previous experience with Armed Forces, law enforcement or other regulatory bodies in the public sector.
  • Established networks in the Wellington region.
  • Understanding and awareness of the Wellington regions.

We are a busy unit, operating in a high tempo environment.  Our staff operate across both tactical and strategic levels of intelligence analysis.  Achievers in the FIO roles are those that are resilient, enthusiastic self-starters, whose excellent communication skills, sound judgement, and confidence will ensure they're a great team fit.

If this role excites you and you are looking to move your career forward within an interesting and complex environment please follow the below details.

To view the position description and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now' button.  You will be required to submit your CV and a cover letter demonstrating how your skills and experience relate to the key capabilities of the position.  If you require any additional information, please contact Sarah Hutcheson at quote MBIE/1436731

For tracking and evaluations purposes, all applications must be submitted via the online advertisement.

Applications close 5pm Monday 16 December 2019.

All applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and are willing to undergo, gain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

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