Technical Operations Planning Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 26-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/D2/20/20
  • Job Title: Technical Operations Planning Manager
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  • Looking for a unique leadership role?
  • Do you enjoy inspiring a team to work towards a common goal?
  • Are you motivated by helping keep New Zealand and New Zealander’s safe?

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated leader to join our highly motivated and skilled team as Technical Operations Planning Manager within the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).

In this role you will lead and manage the Technical Operations Planning team at the operational level to ensure the secure and efficient delivery of NZSIS operational security and intelligence objectives. 

We are seeking an experienced intelligence professional who has a wide range of operational experience. To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Proven leadership experience
  • Demonstrated operational planning experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk management principles with the ability to apply these in an intelligence context
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining positive and productive relationships
  • Strong judgement and problem solving ability
  • Resilience under pressure

Successful applicants will be required to commit to and successfully complete a six week training course which takes place in Wellington.

This is a unique opportunity to work in an exciting and fast paced operational environment. This means at times working outside of normal hours and travel to meet NZSIS operational requirements. No two days are ever the same! To cater for the uniqueness and unpredictability in this role, you’ll receive an allowance on top of your salary.

As well as interesting and rewarding work in an exciting and fast-paced operational environment, we offer:

  • Ongoing development and training
  • Kiwisaver employer contribution over base salary
  • Four weeks’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements
  • Generous parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Subsidised health insurance and vision care
  • Flexible working environment; family friendly
  • Active, fun social club

If this sounds like you and you can demonstrate you have the requirements we are looking for we are keen to hear from you.

A copy of the position description can be found on our website.

Salary range: $93,947 – $140,245 per annum
(Midpoint of the salary range is $116,871 reflecting full competence in the role)

How to apply

For further information about the NZSIS and details of how to apply visit  Please note that all applications must include an application form.

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years.  Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance.  Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken.  Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close on 11 March 2020

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.  You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.