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Surveillance Officer

Advertiser: New Zealand Security Intelligence ServiceMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
12 Aug 2019
Location
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Government & Defence, Government

Surveillance Officer

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) Surveillance Unit is looking for dynamic, confident and committed people from all walks of life to join our Surveillance Officer team. These positions will be primarily Wellington-based roles, though a limited number of Auckland-based roles are available.

Our Surveillance Officers work closely as a team using unique operational tradecraft and technology to obtain intelligence of value to enable national security investigations. They do this by conducting foot, static and mobile surveillance against subjects of security interest. Often this will be done in dynamic and challenging environments and no two days are ever the same.

What are we looking for?

You’ll need to have an appetite for new challenges, be street smart and committed to making New Zealand safe and secure. Working well as part of a team is a must but you’ll also need to be comfortable working alone.  You’ll need to be self-motivated and have the ability to manage long periods of inactivity whilst remaining able to respond quickly, often with unpredictable periods of intense activity.

We’re looking for resilient individuals who can multi-task and adapt effectively within fast-paced and variable environments. Being a Surveillance Officer means you need to be able to drive at speed, communicate with your team mates, assess ground conditions and maintain coverage of a subject all at the same time. This can be both mentally and physically demanding so resilience and stress management are key.

The role of a Surveillance Officer also entails working unsociable hours with potential travel at short notice. This can be demanding on your personal life so you’ll need an understanding and/or supportive home environment to make this job work.

And we need you to be physically fit with no impediments to you sitting or being active for long periods of time.

Is this you?

  • Are you observant?
  • Are you a quick thinker?
  • Do you have a good memory?
  • Do you have a good sense of humour?
  • Can you comfortably fit into a range of environments?
  • Do you have the ability to do several things at once in situations that change rapidly?
  • Are you a confident driver with a full driver license?
  • Can you read a map and do you have a good sense of direction?
  • Do you have great interpersonal skills and a high level of personal integrity?
  • Are you resilient?

If you can answer yes to the above questions and you want to join our team and do amazing work, then apply now!  In return, as well as interesting and meaningful work, we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance and we also promise you will never have to take work home with you!  

Our team includes people from various cultures, across all age groups and diverse backgrounds but we all have the same common values and desire to keep New Zealanders safe.   

Important things to know before applying:

  • Recruitment testing, including a number of assessments and psychometric testing, for these roles will run from late-October to late-November in Wellington or Auckland.
  • If successful a four month pass/fail Surveillance Officer course commences late June 2020.
  • We have extremely thorough background vetting checks to ensure we only recruit the most suitable candidates. If you are unsure of what this includes please view our website in the first instance for further information.
  • Please don't tell anyone you are applying as this may impact your application and future career!

A position description can be found on our website.

How to apply

For further information about the NZSIS and details of how to apply visit www.nzsis.govt.nz. Please note that all applications must include an application form.

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 6 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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The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) Surveillance Unit is looking for dynamic, confident and committed people from all walks of life to join our Surveillance Officer team. These positions will be primarily Wellington-based roles, though a limited number of Auckland-based roles are available.

Our Surveillance Officers work closely as a team using unique operational tradecraft and technology to obtain intelligence of value to enable national security investigations. They do this by conducting foot, static and mobile surveillance against subjects of security interest. Often this will be done in dynamic and challenging environments and no two days are ever the same.

What are we looking for?

You’ll need to have an appetite for new challenges, be street smart and committed to making New Zealand safe and secure. Working well as part of a team is a must but you’ll also need to be comfortable working alone.  You’ll need to be self-motivated and have the ability to manage long periods of inactivity whilst remaining able to respond quickly, often with unpredictable periods of intense activity.

We’re looking for resilient individuals who can multi-task and adapt effectively within fast-paced and variable environments. Being a Surveillance Officer means you need to be able to drive at speed, communicate with your team mates, assess ground conditions and maintain coverage of a subject all at the same time. This can be both mentally and physically demanding so resilience and stress management are key.

The role of a Surveillance Officer also entails working unsociable hours with potential travel at short notice. This can be demanding on your personal life so you’ll need an understanding and/or supportive home environment to make this job work.

And we need you to be physically fit with no impediments to you sitting or being active for long periods of time.

Is this you?

  • Are you observant?
  • Are you a quick thinker?
  • Do you have a good memory?
  • Do you have a good sense of humour?
  • Can you comfortably fit into a range of environments?
  • Do you have the ability to do several things at once in situations that change rapidly?
  • Are you a confident driver with a full driver license?
  • Can you read a map and do you have a good sense of direction?
  • Do you have great interpersonal skills and a high level of personal integrity?
  • Are you resilient?

If you can answer yes to the above questions and you want to join our team and do amazing work, then apply now!  In return, as well as interesting and meaningful work, we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance and we also promise you will never have to take work home with you!  

Our team includes people from various cultures, across all age groups and diverse backgrounds but we all have the same common values and desire to keep New Zealanders safe.   

Important things to know before applying:

  • Recruitment testing, including a number of assessments and psychometric testing, for these roles will run from late-October to late-November in Wellington or Auckland.
  • If successful a four month pass/fail Surveillance Officer course commences late June 2020.
  • We have extremely thorough background vetting checks to ensure we only recruit the most suitable candidates. If you are unsure of what this includes please view our website in the first instance for further information.
  • Please don't tell anyone you are applying as this may impact your application and future career!

A position description can be found on our website.

How to apply

For further information about the NZSIS and details of how to apply visit www.nzsis.govt.nz. Please note that all applications must include an application form.

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 6 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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