Electronic Forensics Investigator – Senior Customs Officer Grade 1 New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa - Auckland

Closing Date: July 22, 2021

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa
Electronic Forensics Investigator – Senior Customs Officer Grade 1 (Ref: 35832)
Permanent, Full time


Ko wai koe I About you…

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.

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi I About the role…

You will:

  • Be involved with operational activity out in the field
  • Examine electronic forensic images and content and recover digital evidence
  • Manage evidence and prepare files to an evidential standard
  • Be a recognised court expert. This means writing clear and accurate reports, and being a confident public speaker.
  • Ideally be accredited as a forensic professional. If you do not already hold forensic accreditation, you will be prepared to work towards gaining this

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.

This is a Senior Customs Officer, Grade 1 position and 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. You’ll work with a team of pros in Customs and across other agencies in scenarios beyond anything you’d encounter in your usual nine-to-five.

We are looking for people who care about their team and work well with others – you’re approachable, supportive and willing to help.

If you have any queries, please contactlianne.maskell@customs.govt.nz

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 22 July 2021.