Senior Investigator – Financial Crime

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Defence, corrections & security
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 11-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: SD 073
  • Job Title: Senior Investigator – Financial Crime
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  • Summary:

Use your investigative expertise to help fight serious cross-border financial crime.

We have Senior Investigator opportunities with our Financial Crime Unit in Auckland.  You will be an integral part of enhancing our financial crime capability through investigation of serious border related financial crime, including trade based money laundering and cash smuggling. 

You will have a background in law enforcement and investigations, with experience planning and leading operational activity.  Ideally, you will come from a financial crime environment and understand the legislation around investigative activity.  You will be methodical and dedicated to working to a high standard.  As well as technical skills, levelheadedness and sound judgement are important – you’ll use these to handle sensitive information and situations well, and stay calm and composed in challenging situations. 

You will

  • Plan and lead operational activity – undertake inquiries, interviews, and arrest offenders
  • Manage evidence and prepare files to an evidential standard
  • Apply for and execute search warrants
  • Give evidence in court (so being a confident public speaker is important)
  • Coach and mentor others

This is a Senior Customs Officer (Grade 2) position, and we’re looking for people who care about their team – you’re approachable, supportive, and willing to help.  You will be a coach and mentor to your colleagues, so an interest in the development of others is important.  You will report to the Supervising Customs Officer of the Financial Crime Unit.

You will be out in the field and working in diverse environments, and at times you may be required to travel at short notice.  You will be familiar with the unpredictable nature of investigative work, and understand that you may be required to work long hours, weekends and public holidays, and be on-call at times. While the job is demanding, we recognise that work is only one aspect of your life. We’ll work with you to provide flexibility to fit your work around your other commitments wherever possible.

The salary range for this role is approximately $68,500 – $87,000, plus an hours of work allowance of approximately $13,000 per annum.

Working at Customs

Our people get on-the-job training, formal courses and leadership programmes, and the chance to move across diverse roles. We foster an inclusive and supportive team environment with vibrant social and cultural groups. We also support flexible working – talk to us about how we can help you achieve your flexible working goals, within our operational requirements.  Our people get discounted health insurance, free on-site gyms (in some locations) and three days of service holidays in addition to four weeks of annual leave.

Security Requirements

As part of the recruitment process, you will need to pass a medical test and the NZ Police Physical Competency Test (PCT).  The PCT is a timed obstacle course, requiring you to do a variety of tasks from climbing a wall, to dragging a weight, to jumping through a window. You can find out more about this online.  If you’re overseas, we’ll arrange suitable fitness testing. 

You will need to obtain a Secret national security clearance. To begin the process of applying for Secret clearance, you must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident who has resided in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States continuously for the last 10 years.  Already having Secret clearance in NZ or one of the countries listed above is a benefit, but not a requirement.  If you have the skills to do this work but are not a citizen or permanent resident, please do contact us so we can assess whether you we can consider you for this opportunity.

Apply now

Click on the apply button below to submit your application.

You’ll be asked to provide a cover letter which outlines your suitability and motivation for this role, along with your current CV. Your CV should state your qualifications, work history and important work achievements.

The online application process takes a bit of time, so it’s best to set aside some time when you won’t be interrupted.

If you have any queries, please contact

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 25 March, 2020.

For more information about New Zealand Customs Service visit us at our Specialised Careers Website.