Chief Customs Officer (Maritime Border Order) – New Zealand Customs Service

This role
has a mixed people leadership and operational delivery component that will support the Manager Maritime, operating at a strategic level. Reporting to the Manager, Maritime Border, you will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery of all Border Order activities across your assigned regional area (Northern, Central or Southern). You will work closely with District Port Managers and your Chief Customs Officers (Maritime) colleagues to provide assurance that the requirements of the Maritime Border Order is met.
You’ll use your experience as a people leader to provide clear leadership, ensuring teams have the skills and knowledge to deliver the outcomes required. Building and enhancing effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders is important, including other border management agencies, with a view to improving service quality.
This role also offers a different and exciting opportunity for professional development.

Joining Customs:
To join Customs in any role you must be a New Zealand citizen or NZ permanent resident*.
(*) A New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident who has resided continuously in New Zealand for the last 5 years and resides in NZ at time of application;
OR a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident who has resided in New Zealand for the last 5 years and resides in NZ at time of application, but may have been absent from New Zealand for periods of six or more months within the past five years, preferably in one or more of the following countries: either Australia, Canada, UK or the USA. You will be required to provide overseas police certificates for these periods spent outside of New Zealand.
You must have a background history that is verifiable and can be, assessed as appropriate by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service towards a recommendation of suitability for security clearance at a higher level.
Due to the nature of Customs work, you must have a clear Police record. Successful applicants are also required to pass a Drug and Medical Test.

To apply:
To express your interest, please apply on line by submitting a CV and Cover Letter that demonstrates your ability to meet the competencies required for the role as outlined in the position description. If you have any questions about the role please contact Stephen Waugh at
New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.
Applications close at 11pm, Thursday 8 October 2020.