Coordinator, Threat and Incident Response

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: ICT
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1510270
  • Job Title: Coordinator, Threat and Incident Response
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  • Summary:
  • Be part of a supportive, passionate and dynamic team
  • We’re creating a secure and resilient online New Zealand, come and join us!
  • Permanent opportunity, Wellington office
  • Industry competitive salary


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

CERT NZ is New Zealand’s national Computer Emergency Response Team. We investigate cyber security incident reports, track cyber security incidents and attacks, and provide advice to New Zealanders on how to respond to and prevent further attacks. We work closely with our international counterparts across more than 100 other national CERTs to prevent and respond to cyber security incidents.

We’re looking for a Coordinator, Threat & Incident Response to join our Threats and Incident team. The Coordinator, Threat & Incident Response is responsible for assisting with triaging, managing and investigating incidents which will include ensuring that appropriate advice is sent out to affected parties, to warn them and inform them on how to mitigate the threat. The Coordinator, Threat & Incident Response:

  • Supporting the management and analysis of incidents
  • Triaging and responding to incidents
  • Interpreting threat intelligence 
  • Preparing, documenting and maintaining incident reports and investigative plans
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of the incident management system
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Supporting the Senior Threat & Incident Response Analysts and Threat & Incident Response Analyst

You’ll be an important member of a team that has national responsibility for incident response and triage, situational awareness and information sharing, advice and outreach, international collaboration and national and international co-ordination of serious cyber incidents.

This is a challenging, rewarding and fulfilling role, with the opportunity to really make a difference, and be part of a high-performing, multi-disciplinary team.  

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to learn
  • Passion for incident response and providing assistance to people
  • Commitment to relationship building, an empathetic ear for NZers experiencing cyber security incidents.
  • Interest in information security and how it affects every-day users
  • Ability to write content to support the CERT NZ website and internal processes
  • Existing government security clearance or the ability to gain and maintain such a clearance (Please see this link to the public NZSIS information for further information about the vetting process for national security clearances:
  • Legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand.

How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Monica Chow at if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on 16th February 2021.

As we are reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and may close advertising sooner than stated