Compliance Officer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 26-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1451808
  • Job Title: Compliance Officer
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  • Summary:
  • Make a difference with Immigration New Zealand
  • Promote compliance with NZ immigration law and policies
  • Respond to immigration related offending and non-compliance
  • Permanent opportunity – Porirua based 


About the role:

As a Compliance Officer you will undertake a regulatory role, promoting compliance with New Zealand immigration law and policies.  Your role will form part of a multidisciplinary team, where you will work alongside peers and management to achieve optimum results in the compliance and criminal offending space.

The scope of this role will see you involved in a diverse range of compliance activities, including: interdicting persons who have overstayed in New Zealand or who have breached their visa conditions; investigating and managing individuals and employers who have breached immigration legislation.

You will be provided with training and delegated powers to undertake these activities giving you powers of entry, search and detention. 

Some of the work involves outdoor activity so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Skills and experience required:

In such a varied role, you will need strong investigative skills to locate those liable for deportation, good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise effectively and multi task so that you effectively manage the deportation process and legislative requirements.

You will also need strong decision making skills, experience in managing sensitive issues and risk and ideally knowledge of immigration law and policies.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and the ability to talk to people from a variety of different cultures in sometimes very tense situations.

The ability to juggle multiple/varied tasks and to manage time effectively is vital to the Compliance Officer role.  You may be required to travel away at short notice within New Zealand, so flexibility is required.

If you think you have the necessary skills and experience and enjoy working in a team environment that is interesting and varied, apply now!  

About MBIE/Immigration New Zealand:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand’s economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. Immigration New Zealand has an active role in this by bringing the best people New Zealand needs to prosper.

We look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety.

The Compliance Officer role sits within the Verification & Compliance Branch which is part of Immigration New Zealand and is responsible for preventing and responding to immigration related offending and non-compliance. 

How to apply:

All applicants must possess New Zealand citizenship or hold an indefinite residence class visa.

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our online careers website.  Here you can view a position description at this site, as well as complete the online application. Please upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be formally submitted via this online advertisement.  

Please contact MBIE/1451808 if you have any queries.  This role closes at 4pm on Thursday 5 March 2020