Team Leader Defence and International Industrial Security – NZ Defence Force – Wellington

Job Description

  • Do you have exemplary relationship and people management skills?
  • Can you generate innovative ideas and solutions?
  • Are you proactive with the ability to make things happen?   

This is your opportunity to make your mark and join our high performing and innovative team, adding value to a diverse and dynamic organisation.

What you will do

As Team Leader Defence and International Industrial Security you will lead a small team of dedicated professionals tasked with managing the Defence Industrial Security Programme.  This programme is designed to ensure the protection of national and foreign classified material, equipment or strategically important NZDF assets. These assets are entrusted by the NZDF into the custody and control of our accredited industrial and strategic partners.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the provision and delivery of high quality, effective protective security policies, services, products and advice applicable to Defence Industry stakeholders and strategic partners. This supports, at all times, to the security environment of the NZDF its allies and other friendly forces. You will also contribute to international industry specific bilateral relationships and international agreements which may impact or involve the Defence Industrial Security Programme and its members.

What we need

We want someone who is pro-active and initiates action. You will have demonstrated experience leading teams and be adept in building a positive and productive team culture. Your well-developed communication and rapport building skills enables you to liaise with seniors and stakeholders at all levels of an organisation.

You will possess a sound knowledge of NZ Government and NZDF security policy and procedures, especially the DFO 51 series and have an understanding of the operational security and protection function in a NZ public or state sector context. You will also have a thorough understanding of Security Risk Management methodology and an appreciation of what constitutes a threat to security.

You have developed experience in an operational security and within a ‘client’ focused environment and are an experienced facilitator.

Ideally you have at least seven years experience in the security industry environment or NZDF security and hold atertiary degree at Bachelor, or Post-Graduate diploma level, in either security related programme or general management, a Diploma in Security (NZQA Level 6) or a senior security technical equivalent qualification.

Who we are

The Directorate of Defence Security comprises nine functional business units: counter intelligence, security compliance (including Defence Industry), security risk and assurance, security vetting and screening, security policy, security services, security education and training, the security guard force and business intelligence and improvement (BI&I).  Each functional unit contributes a vital role to strengthen the NZDF’s ability to secure its information, people, assets and reputation.  We provide a sustainable and credible security organisation primarily focussed on NZDF’s domestic security environment through the provision of a wide range of protective security policies, services, products and advice.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us

This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to the Directorate of Defence Security.  In return for your knowledge, experience and drive, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team and working environment.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF!

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online’, please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Beatrice Kircher on 04 496 0271, quoting NZDF 1802024.

Applications close at 4.30pm Thursday 1st March 2018 2018.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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