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Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer New Zealand

New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police New Zealand New Zealand

3 months ago

Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer, it starts with you!

Technical Operations Group (TOG) – Covert Unit
• Wellington
• Band I, Salary starting from $94,854.00
• Permanent, Fulltime

About the role

The National Criminal Investigations Group (NCIG) at Police National Headquarters (PNHQ) is responsible for providing specialist covert technical surveillance capabilities to primarily support serious crime (homicides) and organised crime (drugs & gangs) investigations across all Police districts.

To enable and deliver Our Business and support the NZ Police vision to be the safest country, we are looking for a proactive Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer to join our team in Wellington. Successful applicants will contribute to the high-quality delivery of services aligned to ‘Our Values’ and the Police High Performance Framework.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join our highly innovative, motivated and skilled team. Working in an agile and dynamic environment, the work... primarily involves support of the deployment of covert surveillance devices to listen to, track or observe activity.

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

Key Accountabilities:
• Broad range of knowledge and experience relating to computer hardware, software and network technologies.
• Build, maintain and administer TOG networks, equipment and applications.
• Support TOG Technical Operatives to deliver operational services.
• Demonstrates innovation and initiative including competency to identify and/or develop bespoke solutions to overcome challenges.
• Contributes to a healthy team environment and culture through the modelling of positive personal behaviours aligned with Our Business, Police core values, and the PHPF.

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.

Specifically, you will:
• Be self-motivated and have excellent organisational, research, and communication skills.
• Pay attention to detail and have the flexibility to cope with change.
• Have the ability to rapidly absorb, understand and apply new concepts and technologies.
• Be capable of making sound decisions under pressure.
• Possess a collaborative and participatory style that encourages joint working practice, information sharing and innovation.
• Values and contribute to "Our Business" aspirations.
• Have or be able to obtain and maintain a Government Top Secret Security Clearance.

To be eligible for a Top Secret security clearance you must be a NZ citizen. Alternatively you must hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa. In rare circumstances, other candidates may be considered for security vetting.

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.

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a TS
security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:

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. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this


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


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About us

Our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.

Working Flexibly

Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

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How to apply

Please note: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police Careers page: to apply for this position.

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.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact
[email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Wednesday 8th February 2023
New Zealand

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