Customs Technical Specialist – Proactive Intelligence

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 04-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: 32292
  • Job Title: Customs Technical Specialist – Proactive Intelligence
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Interested in contributing to a New Zealand that is safe, thriving and economically vibrant?

Do you want to play a part in disrupting criminal and non-compliant activity whilst supporting decision making at all levels?


The New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) is responsible for protecting New Zealand against threats to the border, facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods and collecting customs and excise revenue on behalf of the Crown.


About the role…

The Intelligence group within Customs actively works to disrupt and dismantle criminal and non-compliant activity targeting the New Zealand border; we have an exciting opportunity to join the Intelligence team as a Customs Technical Specialist in the Proactive Intelligence team.  

This role will act as the subject matter expert and to support the Intelligence Unit by providing technical advice, expertise and knowledge. The role will involve driving investigative activity over high value targets, overseeing and guiding intelligence collection to support operational activity, mentoring/guiding other members of the team and assisting the branch to optimise systems/processes/products and enhance capability across the Intelligence Unit. 

Indicative salary is $77,600- $99,336 per annum with a CAT K allowance of $3,810 (unpredictable hours).


About you…

In this fast-paced environment you’ll:

  • rely on your previous intelligence experience to build capability
  • provide subject matter expertise and support the development of intelligence analysts
  • use your exceptional verbal and written communication skills and experience to oversee the delivery of high quality intelligence reporting.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a higher level of NZSIS Security Clearance


To be successful in this role you’ll need to be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the unique value of intelligence in an operational/investigative setting, including risk management processes; and collection plan management as well as an ability to prioritise effectively.

This position offers exciting opportunities which include professional development; exposure to the wider intelligence and law enforcement community; international engagement/relationship building with overseas agencies; and opportunities for a diverse career across Customs.


Joining Customs

To join Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa in any role you must be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand permanent resident*.

(*) In order to obtain a higher level security clearance, you must have continuously resided in New Zealand for the last 10 years, or in one or more of the following countries: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom or United States.  You must have a background history that is checkable and verifiable, and can be assessed as appropriate by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service towards a recommendation of suitability for security clearance at a higher level.

Due to the nature of Customs’ work all candidates must have a clear Police record.  Security clearances are mandatory and are conducted by Customs before job offers are made; due to the nature of this work, the successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance at a higher level.  Successful applicants are also required to pass a drug test and medical assessment, they must also hold a full driver licence.

Customs looks for people who:

  • Have high levels of integrity, honesty and discretion
  • Have good communication skills and enjoy interacting with people
  • Enjoy working in a team environment


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. New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa also support flexible working arrangements.


How to apply…

As part of the online application process, you will be asked to answer a short set of questions to demonstrate your fit for the role, along with providing a CV.

For further information about this role please contact:


Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 31st March.