Evaluator at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Discover a career with purpose at MBIE
- Support the Investigations and Compliance teams
- Review allegations and referrals of criminal offences or compliance action under the Immigration Act.
- Salary – $62,329-$71,614, fixed term opportunity
About the role:
Verification & Compliance (V&C) is part of Immigration New Zealand and responsible for preventing and responding to immigration related offending and non-compliance. We provide services that support quality decisions throughout the organisation, and assist in ensuring that risk is managed at the earliest point in the immigration process. We ensure New Zealand’s Borders are safe and those individuals and groups that offend against the Immigration Act are dealt with promptly and efficiently.
We have two roles available as either a fixed term or secondment opportunity. One role is to June 2022 and the other is to November 2022. Please specify which role you wish to be considered for in your covering letter. These roles can be undertaken in one of the following locations:
- Auckland CBD
- Porirua, Wellington, or
- Christchurch CBD
In the role of Evaluator, you will be responsible for providing a collaborative approach to enforcing immigration policies and statutes of New Zealand; assessing alleged offences against New Zealand law where they relate to fraud and/or compliance, and providing reports & recommendations to enable alternative solutions to prosecution or compliance action.
You will be working in the Allocation & Support branch carrying out support functions for either the Investigations or the Compliance. The position is located in the V&C Victoria Street Auckland office, however some flexibility may be given depending on circumstances. Allocation & Support provide specialist support, advice and evaluation services to relevant V&C units, the wider INZ business, and other agencies.
With a busy and varied role, you will need to effectively manage your time and priorities, to ensure business needs are met. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will support you well, as you work closely with clients, stakeholders and colleagues. Experience in immigration work or in a government regulatory environment is required, including a good knowledge of the Immigration Act 2009 & policy to assist in achieving successful outcomes.
The Evaluator plays a critical role in supporting the Investigations and Compliance teams by researching complaints to identify offending against the Immigration Act 2009, along with related statutes including the Crimes Act 1961.
By being a member of this team you will;
- Use your research and communication skills combined with your INZ business knowledge to produce quality reports
- By utilising your knowledge of the Immigration Act 2009 and INZ policy, contribute to identifying foreign nationals unlawfully operating in, and entering NZ
- Use your superior communication skills to develop relationships with other Government agencies
- After a period of training be eligible for flexible working arrangements
Skills and experience required:
- Organisation experience and knowledge of the wider system and or policies and the functions existing within Immigration New Zealand.
- Knowledge of the Immigration Act 2009 and amendments, and proven experience interpreting and applying legislation.
- Ability to interview witnesses and undertake basic investigation enquiry work.
- An understanding of multi-agency approach to law enforcement.
- Sound critical thinking skills Excellent communication skills
- Good problem-solving skills and ability demonstrate flexibility in the course of an ongoing enquiry
- Excellent interpersonal skills in a variety of settings including cross-cultural, employee, and client
- Ability to work independently and manage a complex caseload of enquiry files seeking expert/specialist input when appropriate without close supervision.
- Knowledge of the mechanisms of immigration offending, especially identify fraud and fraud used for commercial gain including exploitation, people smuggling and trafficking.
- Knowledge of Compliance functions and activities
For your application to be considered, you must be either a New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent residency class visa.
MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.
We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.
People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Maia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.
MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.
E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga iwaenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāiwi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga māngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēneiāheinga.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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