Senior Investigators (Grade 2) – Drugs New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) - Auckland

Closing Date: February 9, 2021

  • We’ve got a great opportunity available as a Senior Customs Officer Grade 2.  We’re looking for people who care about their team, who are approachable, supportive and willing to help. You will be a coach and mentor to your colleagues, so an interest in the development of others is important, and you will also be expected lead certain operational activities.
  • The salary range for this role is $69,962 – $89,553 plus an annual allowance of $14,271 for working unpredictable hours. Mid-point or competent for the range is $81,134 plus the allowance.
  • To be successful in this role you will:
    • Have an enforcement background ideally with some experience planning and leading operational investigations activity
    • Be methodical and dedicated to working to a high standard, and with the utmost care
    • Have sound judgement and levelheadedness – you’ll be able to handle sensitive information and situations well, and stay calm and composed in challenging situations
    • Be able demonstrate previous coaching, mentoring and leadership ideally within an investigations/enforcement environment
    • Be flexible
  • You will be responsible for a full range of investigative activities, including:
    • Planning and leading operational activity
    • Coaching and mentoring team members
    • Undertaking inquiries, interviews, and arresting offenders
    • Managing evidence and preparing files to an evidential standard
    • Applying for and executing search warrants
    • Preparing prosecution files and giving evidence in court – being a confident public speaker is important for this role
    • Working out in the field and in diverse environments, and at times working unpredictable hours (such as long hours, weekends and public holidays, and travelling at short notice)
  • As part of the recruitment process, you will need to pass a medical test and the NZ Police Physical Competency Test (PCT).  The PCT is a timed obstacle course, requiring you to do a variety of tasks from climbing a wall, to dragging a weight, to jumping through a window.
  • ou will need to obtain Confidential 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.
  • If shortlisted, you will be asked to complete online psychometric testing as part of the process and be invited to attend an Assessment Centre.
  • Applications close: Tuesday 09 February 2021.

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