Deputy Director Human Intelligence NZDF - Wellington

Closing Date: March 30, 2020

What you will do

As the Deputy Director Human Intelligence, you will be a senior member of the Intelligence Plans, Policy and Training (PPT) Branch within Defence Intelligence.

You will be responsible for:

  • The oversight of the de-confliction between the Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Counter Intelligence (CI) functions with NZDF;
  • Engaging with, drafting policy and informing governance processes as well as drafting HUMINT operational directives on behalf of Chief Defence Intelligence for Chief Defence Force;
  • Building, maintaining and sustaining external co-operation and relations between HQ NZDF, DS, other NZ Government agencies and approved military partners with mutual interests.

What we need

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • The knowledge of Human and Counter Intelligence Operations either through operational experience or training;
  • A sound appreciation of security requirements related to Compartmented Intelligence operations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to draft policy documents effectively and brief senior leadership members with credibility;
  • An understanding of the Capability Management Framework, NZDF Leadership Framework, NZ Intelligence community and NZ international intelligence arrangements;
  • 5 years demonstrable experience in the NZDF Intelligence community.

Who we are

Defence Intelligence (DI) is responsible for the direction and coordination of NZDF’s intelligence activities. Located in Defence House in Wellington, it is an integral component of the wider NZDF Headquarters. DI is provided direction and guidance by the Chief of Defence Force, through the Vice Chief of Defence Force.

Defence 2X (D2X) Function is responsible for drafting NZDF’s HUMINT policy, orders and oversight documentation on behalf of CDI. The D2X function exercises technical control (TECHCON) of and HUMINT as well as de-confliction with Counter Intelligence (CI) activities conducted by the NZDF.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Damon Taylor on (021) 633 563.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 30 March 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 15 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 15 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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

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