Senior Investigator - Tauranga
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Tauranga, NZ
2d ago

Verification and Compliance (V&C) sits within Immigration New Zealand and is tasked with preventing and responding to immigration related offending and non-compliance.

We develop and provide products and services that support quality decisions throughout the organisation, ensuring that risk is managed at the earliest point in the immigration process.

We utilise an intelligence-informed operating model, and are seeking highly motivated professionals to join us in the recently available Senior Investigator positions based in Tauranga

About the role :

As a Senior Investigator in V&C you will play a critical role in in addressing both systemic and responsive immigration fraud issues with a focus on migrant exploitation.

You will also work closely with our partner agencies to assist in the investigation and successful resolution of serious crime involving an immigration component.

Your role will form part of a multidisciplinary team, where you will work alongside peers and management to achieve optimum results.

As an experienced professional in investigation and prosecution activities, you will be called on to provide individualised investigation services, deliver reports to a very high standard, lead teams and / or supervise and mentor other investigative colleagues, lead interviews, and apply modern investigative techniques to investigations you lead or work in as part of a team.

In addition to your investigative experience, you will also need a significant background in the application of NZ legislation and previous experience in managing risk, sensitive issues and confidentiality in an enforcement setting.

With outstanding communication skills and a strong ability to build trust and credibility, you will be a valued team member and potential future leader.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate :

  • Experience in leading, planning and / or undertaking complex criminal investigations and prosecutions, including fraud, in a team environment
  • An excellent understanding and application of the NZ legislative framework surrounding investigations and prosecution process e.
  • g. Criminal Procedures Act, Rules of Evidence, Bill of Rights, Privacy Act etc.

  • Demonstrated planning and organising skills, including ability to maintain performance when under pressure, critical assessment of work-flows, and appropriate prioritising of work experience in delivering high quality files and reports within prescribed timeframes or other constraints
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships at any level, including developing trust and credibility with managers and staff
  • Demonstrate your involvement in a lead or team capacity in initiating or delivering a systems wide, cross agency collective impact investigation(s) and outcome(s).
  • A demonstrated ability to supervise, coach and / or mentor investigators (Senior Investigator)
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
  • A demonstrated knowledge and application of modern investigative techniques, including the use of IT systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience managing risk, sensitive issues, and confidentiality in an enforcement environment
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