Customs Officer - Trade & Assurance
New Zealand Customs Service
Christchurch, NZ
4d ago

Interested in New Zealand's international trade?

Have some understanding of imports, exports and excise?

Want to be part of a team that manages Customs revenue audit programme?

The Trade Assurance team manages Customs' revenue audit programme, providing assurance to Government over the accuracy of both the revenue and data we collect from importers, exporters and excise manufacturers.

The team provides that assurance by undertaking post clearance (after goods have left Customs control) risk-based audits and verifications checks on importers, exporters, excise customers and declarants acting on behalf of those bodies.

We manage three separate audit sub-programmes : import, export and excise.

About the role

In this role you will be a member of the Southern Trade Assurance Team based in the Christchurch Customhouse located at Christchurch International Airport.

The team is one of a number of teams which operate nationally and also has a reactive capability to respond to information received, strategic initiatives, including data analytics 'outliers'.

Initially the role will entail exercising Customs' delegations to validate electronic imports into NZ in real time.

We offer flexible working arrangements and full training will be provided.

About you...

To be successful in this role you will need to have an enquiring mind, good analytical skills (including the ability to use Excel and pivot tables).

Being methodical, detail focused and able to write accurate reports will also help you succeed. You'll also need to have excellent relationship building skills and be able to easily get along with others.

Customs looks for people who :

  • Have high levels of integrity, honesty and discretion
  • Have good communication skills and enjoy interacting with people
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Joining Customs

    To work for the New Zealand Customs service, you must be :

  • 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 medical assessment and drug test and must hold a full NZ Drivers' licence.

    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.

    If you would like further information, please email : recruitment

    Applications close on 30th October at 5pm

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