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New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

We’re working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business’ and achieve long-term change.

Mō matou | About us

The purpose of Te Tari Pūreke, Firearms Safety Authority business unit is to enable New Zealand to be a world leader in arms safety through an effective regulatory and administrative approach to the Arms Act and Arms Regulations. Established to lead, operate, and develop investment in modernisation of the firearms system, which will result in a more efficient and effective risk-based licensing system, and shall improve public confidence in... the firearms licensing system. The modernisation of the Arms Regulatory System will take every opportunity to prevent harm through transparent, high quality, consistent, legislatively correct, and effective regulatory activities. This will also cover world leading administration, education, and promotion of compliance within the provisions of the Arms Act and Arms Regulations.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

As an Arms Officer working within the Wellington District Arms Team, you will take every opportunity to prevent harm through the transparent, consistent, timely and efficient regulation of the Arms Act 1983 and Arms Regulations 1992, as well as fulfilling the administration and educational requirements involved in the promotion of regulatory compliance.

In this role, your primary responsibility will be the vetting of firearms licence applications, meaning you will be required to travel within your assigned geographical area to visit licence applicants and referees in their homes to assess firearm security and the suitability of the applicant to ensure they meet the required criteria.

Your responsibilities will also include more traditional Arms Officer tasks depending on the demand for the range of regulatory services across the district.

You will earn trust and confidence by working together in partnership with other policing groups, the firearms community, the wider New Zealand public, and other agencies and organisations to achieve collective impact.

Takohanga Matua | Key Accountabilities:
• Interviewing applicants and referees for firearms licence applications. * Inspecting firearm security in private premises. * Consistent and efficient processing of applications and reporting on security of each licence application. * Inspect or cause to be inspected the records, registers and premises of pistol clubs, dealer premises and collector, prohibited and pistol endorsement holder residence or business to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Arms Act and Arms Regulations. * Provide Arms Act and Arms Regulation compliance and best practice advice and guidance to members of the firearms community, public and internal customers. * May be required to attend gun shows and auctions to ensure the correct transfer of firearms between licence and endorsement holders using the approved processes. * As required, perform duties to support the District Licensing Office in regulatory functions and/or administration and operational responsibilities of the Arms licensing process.

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.

• Applicants need to have working rights in New Zealand * Strong interview and report writing skills. * Ability to be a self-starter, work with minimal supervision, and excellent time management skills. * A full driver licence and reliable transport are essential as you will be required to use your personal vehicle for work purposes (costs will be reimbursed). * Competency in the use of an iPhone and laptop (software used includes Microsoft Office 365; Word, Outlook and re-writable pdf forms). * Ability to pass Police background checks. * Ability to understand firearm legislation/regulations. * Experience with firearms is desirable but not essential. * Experience working in a vetting and/or regulatory environment is desirable but not essential.

If you are an internal applicant, you must apply internally through the police system. You must provide an alternative contact email address.

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, i.e. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/core-competencies-how-we-will-deliver-our-business.pdf

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. For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/nzp-our-values.pdf

To view the position description for this role please copy and paste this link into a new browser: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/pd/04-2024/arms_officer_te_tari_pureke_0.pdf

How to apply

Pāwhiria i konei kia tonoa te tūnga | If this position sounds like you, click ‘Apply’ now.

You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken.

For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers

Mēnā he pātai āu mō te tūnga, ka pai tō whakapā atu ki te Recruitment Advisor mā te Courtenay.Moen@police.govt.nz | If you have any questions about this vacancy, the Recruitment Advisor, Courtenay, can be contacted on Courtenay.Moen@police.govt.nz

Ka katia ngā tono ā te 5pm, Rāapa 22 Haratua | Applications close 5pm , Wednesday 22nd May 2024.

Please note: Deadline for applications is 5:00pm 22nd May 2024. Applications may be reviewed prior to the close date as well as contact made with candidates
Upper Hutt New Zealand


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