Exercise Coordination Planner

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: ICT
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1365330
  • Job Title: Exercise Coordination Planner
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  • Summary:
  • Are you an expert in exercise development and coordination?
  • Do you have experience with the national security system or emergency response processes?
  • If so, join CERT NZ and provide planning and coordination expertise in an exciting team working in the highly topical, global area of cyber security
  • Permanent role, central Wellington office


We’re looking for people who are passionate and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our businesses and our people.

CERT NZ is a relatively new government-enabled organisation that advises everyday New Zealanders and organisations on how to avoid and manage cyber security threats. We work across the private and public sectors and with our international partners to address cyber security threats to New Zealand. This includes working alongside key incident referral partners NZ Police, Department of Internal Affairs, Netsafe and the National Cyber Security Centre. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Coordination Planner professional to join CERT NZ. We’re a small, high-performing team with a big and highly topical mandate. We need people who can operate at a strategic level but aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and do the work too. Because we’re a relatively new unit, we’re still building and you’ll have the opportunity to influence, shape, and be proactive. 

In this role, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining internal training and exercise procedures to ensure CERT NZ is prepared to respond to significant cyber security events. The role will provide close support to the CERT NZ team, and assist subject matter experts to participate in events. You will also be responsible for ensuring training and procedures and documentation are maintained and aligned with industry best practice.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in, exercise development, coordination and participation
  • Experience in cyber security incident response, the national security system or emergency response processes is highly desirable
  • Strong relationship management skills, with the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with the stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong organisational skills, the ability to adapt rapidly and be self-directed
  • Understanding of cyber threats and the threat landscape
  • The legal right to live and work in New Zealand
  • To hold an existing government security clearance or be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

To find out more about this position and how to join MBIE, please refer to the attached Position Description or contact Monica Chow at monica.chow2@mbie.govt.nz quoting reference number MBIE/1365330 if you have further questions.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. 

To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. This will allow you to register your details and submit your application for this vacancy.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday 11 November 2018.