Senior/Principal Policy Professional (two roles) at Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Do you have excellent policy skills, with a demonstrated ability to apply these to complex policy challenges? Are you a strategic thinker? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with others to solve problems? Do you have a passion for achieving better outcomes for all New Zealanders?
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has an exciting opportunity for two talented policy professionals to join the Cyber Policy team in the National Security Policy Directorate. We are a dynamic team navigating some of New Zealand's most pressing policy challenges and fostering system evolution. We're looking for two policy advisors, at senior or principal level, to work on cyber security policy issues.
The National Security Policy Directorate (NSPD) sits within the National Security Group, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The role of the Cyber Policy team is to provide policy and thought leadership on cyber policy and emerging technology security and resilience matters. We are a collaborative team working on cross-cutting projects and offer a dynamic, agile environment for our policy professionals.
Whilst you will be appointed to the cyber policy team, you are joining the National Security Policy Directorate and may work on other national security policy areas during your time with us.
Positions are full-time, permanent, and are Wellington-based, although we be may be able to be flexible for the right person.
What are we looking for?
The Policy Project's Policy Skills Framework describes the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of NSPD's policy advisors. Senior Policy Advisors are expected to demonstrate these at the practising level. Principal Policy Advisors are expected to demonstrate these at the expert/leading level. For detailed descriptors, refer to the full Policy Skills Framework here.
Our ideal candidates will have:
- experience in a policy environment working on complex projects
- an interest in national security and cyber security, or in working to provide better outcomes for New Zealanders
- knowledge of government priorities and relevant political context
- demonstrated ability to apply analytical frameworks and methods
- experience developing others through coaching and mentoring to achieve high performance
- sound judgement, organisational and political nous, critical and lateral thinking
- the ability to influence and engage others within and outside the organisation
- excellent communication skills - persuasive, collaborative and inspiring
- emotional intelligence and a consultative nature
Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for these positions, 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 also be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) 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.
The salary ranges, including superannuation, for these roles are:
Principal Policy Advisor: $131,987 - $178,571
Senior Policy Advisor: $94,716 - $128,146
If you have any questions regarding the roles, please email Luanda Folau, Executive Assistant to the Director, National Security Policy at email@example.com in the first instance.
Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 1 December 2021. All applications must be submitted online.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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|File links:||NSG - 2021 - JD - Senior Policy Advisor NSPD April 2021.pdf|
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