Principal Protective Security Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Central Plateau
  • Date Advertised: 07-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1911021A
  • Job Title: Principal Protective Security Advisor
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What you will do

The Principal Protective Security Advisor provides subject matter expertise on security matters related to the Waiouru Defence Area which encompasses the Waiouru Military Camp, Waiouru Military Training Area and NZDF establishments located outside the Waiouru Military Camp perimeter, such as the National Army Museum and the NZ Army National Marae. 

This role is responsible for the delivery of high quality protective security services, risk assessments, security planning, protective security assurance and activities ensuring that our people, assets and information are kept safe and secure.  In addition the role promotes and assists with security advice, policy, compliance, security awareness and security education for NZDF units and service providers operating within the Waiouru Defence Area.   

Advising key internal stakeholders and ensuring they receive well informed and timely updates is a critical part of this role.

What we need

This role requires someone who takes a forward thinking and strategic approach to enhancing our security capabilities and establishing modern security requirements to future proof the Waiouru Defence Area.  You will be able to utilise and build on your strong networks to engage with external agencies, stay informed and up-to-date with current trends and understand the different types of risks.  A strong understanding of security management, intelligence or defence is required.

We are looking for someone who has the capability, sound judgement and considerable experience in security to provide leadership in this area and to educate and influence across all levels of the organisation. You are a confident, effective communicator who provides exceptional advisory service to stakeholders and builds trusted, professional working relationships.

We don’t envisage the successful candidate starting in this role until early next year, so start the new year off in a great new role!

Who we are

HQ Waiouru Military Training Facility (HQ WMTF), on behalf of Regional Support (Army) and HQ Training and Doctrine Command (NZ), is responsible for the command, control and administration of the Waiouru Defence Area (WDA).

HQ WMTF is also charged with maintaining all stakeholder and local district relationships in order to achieve directed outputs.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing 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

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Full time ongoing work
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Billy Vince on (021) 221 9181.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 24 November 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.