Operational Capability Delivery Manager New Zealand Security Intelligence Service - Wellington, Auckland

Closing Date: April 19, 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.

This new position is at the heart of national security and our operational solutions function.

Your focus in this role will be to lead and develop the management and maintenance of existing operational capabilities across our operational teams to ensure they remain relevant and sustainable. You’ll be instrumental in driving collaboration and innovation to advance our capability. In addition, you will lead and develop training across our key operational areas – this includes mentoring, workplace assessments and oversight of training courses.

Your excellent relationship management skills will enable you to build strong partnerships with a range of stakeholders to drive change, achieve successful outcomes and implement strategic plans.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Extensive field or operational experience in a complex environment, or comparable experience in an intelligence collection and assessment role
  • Successfully completed an NZSIS operational role training course, or other recognised equivalent
  • Demonstrated planning and delivery experience
  • Leadership ability and experience leading operational teams to deliver results
  • Excellent initiative, judgement, problem solving and decision making skills

This role is unique and within an exciting operational environment. And if you want to have an opportunity to be creative and drive innovative ways of working, we would love to hear from you.

We offer our people comprehensive benefits, flexible working and great 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: http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool

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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