Senior Electronic Forensics Investigators New Zealand Customs Service - Auckland

Closing Date: January 13, 2021

  • The Customs Electronic Forensics Unit use advanced methods to examine electronic media and devices, and recover digital evidence that helps take criminals out of our communities. We’re looking for an experienced electronic and digital forensics specialist to join the Electronic Forensic Unit (EFU) and who will work closely with the Customs Child Exploitation Operations Team (CEOT), Drug Investigation Unit and Fraud / Revenue Team.
  • You need to be quick thinking, with a diagnostic mind, and can use the latest technologies and digital tools. A knowledge of and background in electronic or digital forensics and experience in the field are a must. Ideally, you’ll also have a background in or exposure to child sexual exploitation material, although this is not essential.
  • As well as your technical skills, you’ll need to be methodical and dedicated to working to a high standard, and with the utmost discretion and care. Levelheadedness and sound judgement are important – you’ll use these to handle sensitive information and situations well, and stay calm and composed in challenging situations. You’ll need to be good at explaining technical terms in a way that even your grandparents could understand.
  • You will be:
    • Leading operational activity out in the field
    • Examining electronic forensic images and content and recover digital evidence
    • Managing evidence and prepare files to an evidential standard
    • A recognised court expert. This means writing clear and accurate reports, and being a confident public speaker.
    • Accredited as a Digital forensic professional.
  • We’re looking for three Investigators. The EFU team deals with confronting information and images, including objectionable material that exploits children. You’ll need resilience and the ability to separate your job from the rest of your life, leaving work at the door when you go home. We have strong support systems in place for our teams.
  • These roles are Senior Customs Officers and we have 1 x Grade 1, and 2 x Grade 2 positions available.  Your office will be based in central Auckland, although you will also be out in the field and working in diverse environments, and at times unpredictable hours.
  • Indicative salary band for Grade 1 is $58,854-$75,341 plus an annual allowance of approximately $14,000. Grade 2 is $85,241-$109,113 plus approximately an annual allowance of $14,000.  Mid-point or competent for the range is $98,851 plus the allowance.
  • You must have a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service towards a recommendation of suitability for security clearance at a higher level.
  • You will need to obtain Top Secret level national security clearance.
  • Due to the nature of Customs work you must have a clear Police record.  Successful applicants are also required to pass a medical assessment and drug test and must hold a full NZ Drivers’ licence.
  • Applications close: 13 January 2021.

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