Technical Security Engineer

  • Company:
    New Zealand Police
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:

New Zealand Police

Wellington Central Police Station, Wellington District

Permanent, Fulltime

Police Employee

Job Req: 28921

About the role:

We are looking for a talented engineer to join a tightknit unit focused on creating solutions for emerging technology challenges in law enforcement.

You will be naturally inquisitive, always learning and driven to innovate. You will need to be a self-starter and finish what you start.

In this role will give you a unique opportunity to work and develop in a key area growth within NZ Police and you will be exposed to technologies and concepts that few other organisations can offer.

You will have a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved whatever is needed. This is an operationally focused group so you will need to be able switch priorities and focus quickly. There may be a need to work in the field from time to time so you will need to be physically and mentally able. There may be requirement for a physical and psychological assessment.

You may come from a software development, DevOps, hardware engineering or infrastructure background. We will mould the job around the skills of the right person.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Be self-motivated and have excellent organisational, research, and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to rapidly absorb, understand and apply new concepts and technologies.
  • Be capable of making sound decisions under pressure.
  • Work well in team environments
  • Will be comfortable working with ambiguity and changing priorities
  • What you’ll bring:

    Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

  • To be eligible for this role you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively, you must hold NZ Permanent Residence/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 Top Secret security clearance.
  • Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 10 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
  • This role is set at Individual Contributor level , this means your key purpose is “to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business”.

    We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level.

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    These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time.

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