Policy Advisor and Senior Policy Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 days ago
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    Govt Jobs

  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-JAN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1901028
  • Job Title: Policy Advisor and Senior Policy Advisor
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What you will do
As a Policy Advisor in our Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Branch you will join a newly established team responsible for developing, communicating and maintaining policies, processes and standards on a range of technical issues which could include anything from ICT security to the use of cloud and mobility solutions.
As well as developing policy you will work closely with the business to establish relationships so that you can promote and encourage compliance with policy as well as ensure that our policies are accessible, meaningful and current.
In addition a Senior Policy Advisor will take the lead on the development of frameworks, tools and processes for the design, consultation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review of policies and standards.  A senior will also take on larger scale assignments and play an active role in supporting the Deputy Director to develop and mentor other more junior members of the team.
What we need

We are keen to hear from you if you are a policy professional with demonstrable policy formulation experience and an ability to analyse technical information. You will be customer-focused, capable of building sound working relationships and able to adapt and learn on the way. 
In addition we you will need:

  • Top notch communication and stakeholder influencing skills;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • The ability to represent NZDF professionally in an international context

Please note that you must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.
Who we are
CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us
Let’s just say that this is not your typical policy role. You will be doing complex and challenging policy work to support a uniquely complex organisation.  

  • We provide support to more than 14,000 military and civilian Defence Force personnel who are dispersed on seven continents, often in geographically remote, hostile environments;
  • Our solutions are deployed to personal devices, vehicles, ships and planes;
  • We’re here to deliver military outcomes, not just the technology behind them.

It’s also the perfect time to join us. We are in the process of transforming our culture and the way we work so we truly understand our customers and partner with them strategically.
By joining us as we evolve to a modern, shared information and technology platform, you will be part of a culture that endears trust, empowers decision-making and respects people.    
Also check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
Please note: we are currently working through our longer-term office location requirements in the broader Wellington area. In the interim you would need to be able to work from our current CIS offices in Wellington and Petone.
How to Apply

To view the Position Descriptions and to Apply Online please use the links on this page or visit our Defence Careers website. For further information, contact Jane Tier on jane.tier@nzdf.mil.nz, quoting NZDF-1901028.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.