Customs Officer – Tauranga

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Defence, corrections & security
  • Location: Bay of Plenty
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: 31274
  • Job Title: Customs Officer – Tauranga
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  • Summary:

An opportunity has become available for a full-time Customs Officer in Tauranga. In this role, you will be identifying and preventing potential security and community risks coming in and out of New Zealand. As a Customs Officer, you will have a high level of integrity, honesty and discretion. You will also be interacting with a wide range of people from all walks of life’ and will help ensure a quality passenger experience. 

If successful, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Process passengers and goods in/out of Aotearoa which can include search activities
  • Facilitate legitimate trade and travel, collect import and export data
  • Intercept contraband (such as drugs and weapons), investigate and prosecute offences
  • Inspect cargo and mail, assess and collect duty/GST on imports.

Working as part of a small tight knit and busy team, you will cover everything from marine (all craft types – commercial, yachts, cruise ships and fishing vessels), all Service Delivery functions, a large excise clientele, inspections and private flights at Hamilton and Rotorua airports.

Applicants are required to be permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. You must also be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.  The successful candidate will also be required to undergo a drug test.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.

Please apply online submitting your CV and cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the skills and attributes you would bring to the role. Should you have any queries, please contact Swapna Datla (Recruitment Advisor) at

NOTE: due to the high volume of applications received this position will now be closing on Friday, 22nd November at 5pm.