Intelligence Analyst New Zealand Security Intelligence Service - Wellington, Auckland

Closing Date: April 20, 2022

Our work is secret, but the reason for our success isn’t. It’s our people.

And we’re just like you. We’re ordinary people.  But together, we’re doing extraordinary things to protect New Zealand and New Zealanders.

We’re looking for people with a wide range of skills and qualities to identify, investigate, analyse and assess national security threats facing New Zealand and New Zealanders, at home and abroad. The Intelligence Analyst position is responsible for operational and strategic analysis to support a range of dynamic operations and activities.

We are recruiting for entry level, intermediate and senior analysts.

Whilst you may never have considered a career as an Intelligence Analyst, you could have the education, life experience, background and transferable skills to start a career like no other.

Training, variety, specialisation

This is a role with both variety and opportunities to specialise in. You will receive a range of training along with three structured placements in your initial year of employment.

Training opportunities may be negotiated for intermediate and senior analysts based on existing experience and skills.

As these roles are available in Wellington and Auckland, you may be asked to move between these locations during your employment. Entry level candidates will attend a 6 week training course in Wellington.

Thinking of applying?

Along with your great attitude and growth mind set, qualities we are looking for include:

  • Critical thinking, judgement and analytical ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • An ability to challenge accepted positions and make objective decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to maintain diverse relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to make persuasive recommendations
  • Experience juggling competing priorities and resilience to work under pressure to meet deadlines

For intermediate or senior analysts you will have:

  • Existing intelligence training
  • Experience with strategic analysis
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk management
  • Ability to self-task and be proactive
  • Experience building and leveraging a wide range of relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to produce timely outputs, including verbal and written briefings

Key points in our selection process

If shortlisted and progressed through the recruitment process, you may be invited to complete the following activities:

  • Cognitive and psychometric testing
  • An assessment centre
  • An interview

Successful entry level applicants will start in February 2023, and are required to commit to approximately six weeks of initial training in Wellington. The initial training is a pass/fail course and after successfully completing the course you will become employed as a permanent Intelligence Analyst. Prior to each placement in your initial year, you may need to attend specific training modules in Wellington.

This is a multi-level position allowing for career progression in the future.

The starting salary for this position is within the following ranges depending on the successful candidate’s skills, experience and knowledge.

  • Level 1 (entry level): $58,549 – $87,823
  • Level 2 (intermediate): $68,724 – $103,086
  • Level 3 (senior): $79,797 – $119,695

We offer our people comprehensive benefits, flexible working and work-life balance. Join us and let us help you become Beyond Ordinary.

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and ideally have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must 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.

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a TSS security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:

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.

Our Covid-19 vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated.  You will be required to provide evidence regarding your vaccinations status.

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