• Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 23-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1910064
  • Job Title: Receptionist
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What you will do

As Receptionist Administration and Events, you will provide prompt reception, office support and events management within a science and technology focused organisation. Most international guests visit the facility as part of The Technical Cooperation Programme (TTCP) which is a forum for defence science and technology collaboration among Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The receptionist plays a pivotal role in ensuring NZDF’s international reputation is enhanced and maintained within one of the largest collaborative science technology organisations in the world. 

What we need

We are looking for a career administrator who can bring significant experience in a range of administrative functions including:

  • Reception support; 
  • Responding to internal and external phone and email enquiries;
  • Sorting and distributing mail;
  • Ensuring internal resource documents are up to date; 
  • Purchasing; 
  • Vehicle management; 
  • Preparing meeting rooms; Event management and security.

You have exceptional customer service skills and take pride in your appearance. Your prior experience has equipped you with excellent planning and coordination skills enabling you to organise workflow and determine priorities. 

You have a high level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and good keyboard skills with the ability to learn new systems with ease. Having a high level of integrity you are comfortable working with discretion and confidentiality. 

Who we are

The Defence Technology Agency (DTA) is a business unit established to provide applied research, exploratory development, and policy studies on science, technology and related areas with application to military technology, force development and operations. The Agency may be required to be involved in, or undertake on behalf of the Services, all aspects of investigation, development and introduction into Service of defined initiatives. This may include, but is not confined to, primary scientific investigation, experimentation, simulation, prototype development and product improvement, product or process development and commercialisation.  

The DTA is also the primary NZDF agency with responsibility for developing, managing and enhancing all aspects of scientific and technical liaison, coordination and cooperation with external-to-Defence agencies (national and international) and similar agencies within the Defence Forces of other nations. This will include developing, enhancing and maintaining international links with similar specific defence technology establishments of other nations.

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;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year.

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.
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 Thursday 31 October 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