Security Officer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 28-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/2022
  • Job Title: Security Officer
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Te Papa stands proud as an iconic national building housing the treasures of the nation and is a vibrant destination for both national and international visitors. Biculturalism is a founding philosophy and practice of Te Papa designed to explore the contribution of Māori language and culture to the life, culture and activities of the museum in small and large ways. Te Papa fosters and nurtures cross-cultural capability, the ability of people of different cultural backgrounds to interact with one another in positive and uplifting ways.

Te Papa’s security team is responsible for providing the highest level of security for our people, collections, exhibitions and facilities within a dynamic and busy environment. We are looking for a Security Officer with previous security experience to join our 24-hour, 7 day a week operational in-house Security team. The anticipated start date for the appointee will be early June 2020.

Te Papa’s Security Officers are accountable for all relevant security matters during the shift, including keeping informed on daily activities or events that may have a bearing on the security of Te Papa’s buildings, contents or occupants; ensuring the buildings and grounds are secure, safe and run smoothly; performing maintenance checks to ensure visitor security and safety; conducting routine security administration including security access card issues or temporary security access cards and preparing reports on security incidents.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • previous, well regarded experience as a member of a security team, working within an formal set of security procedures, preferably within a museum or arts setting.
  • positive ‘team player’ attributes
  • reliability and honesty
  • ability to take charge in an emergency situation
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including security incident report writing
  • a high level of self-motivation, the ability to prioritise tasks, manage time, and multi-task  
  • an openness to on-going learning and the ability to positively respond and adapt to changing conditions and requirements.
  • competence in computer-based packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, CCTV operation, access control and other technical based applications, or the ability to learn these
  • a high standard of personal presentation

Applicants must have:

  • a full, clean Class 1 drivers licence,
  • a current first aid certificate (ideally)
  • availability to work days, nights and weekends on a rotating roster of 12 hour shifts
  • the ability to get to and from work outside of public transport hours

The nature of security work necessitates some walking and standing and therefore requires that you have a good standard of physical fitness.

Any offer of appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Police and/or Ministry of Justice security clearance and pre-employment medical checks.

Please submit your application including a cover lettering (highlighting your claims for the role and confirming you meet the ‘must have’ criteria set out above), your CV and any other relevant supporting documentation. Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a short security related report writing assessment.

All applicants must be legally able to work in New Zealand and maintain the ability to do so.

Applications close 8 March 2020