Senior Customs Officer - Tūranganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne)
New Zealand Customs Service
Gisborne, NZ
4d ago

We are looking for a Senior Customs officer, to take up a full time role based in Gisborne.

This is a new role for the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) in this region. As a critical member of the wider Border Operations Team, your work will be varied and at times challenging, furthermore carries with it a number of expectations.

Reporting to the Customs Port Manager in Napier you need to demonstrate that you can work independently but part of the wider team.

You will be effective in building relationships and deliver NZCS's main priorities as well as come up with plans and ideas to support local business at the border.

Your main focus will be on Trade and Revenue. You will be working with importers, exporters and manufacturers, assisting them in licencing requirements for the various customs controlled areas we have.

You must have a passion for helping clients interpret and navigate the various legal and policy frameworks that we operate in.

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi I About the role

You will assist exporters in realising the benefits of our world class secure export scheme and work with them to secure their supply chains to ensure their product moves freely across borders.

You will work with a number of licenced manufacturing areas, to ensure they meet their excise requirements. Essentially, assisting them with their excise plans so they can navigate their legal obligations under the various acts we operate under.

In addition, you will be working with other government departments, key stockholders and local iwi on key government initiatives for the region including the government's current economic recovery plan.

You will also be expected to carryout marine servicing functions at the Port of Gisborne. Boarding craft as and when required, to undertake clearances, investigate any non-compliance and carryout immigration functions for any passengers or crew.

Gisborne has seen tremendous growth in the export sector. However with this growth comes some challengers. You will work with some of the key players in the region to identify opportunities for the future growth.

This wonderful city has a reputation for its beautiful coastline, amazing food and densely forested mountain parks and we need someone who can grow into this role with it.

This is a full time role, predominately Monday to Friday with some out of hours work for immigration or ship clearances.

The salary range for this role is $58,854 - $75,341 with an allowance of $1,071 for working in a district port.

Ko wai koe I About you...

We're looking for someone who can demonstrate the following :

  • A self-starter who has excellent relationship building skills
  • Initiative and self-discipline
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to the time and situation
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic and demonstrate a team player attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Technically savvy with an enquiring mind for IT systems
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritise their own work schedule but escalate issues when necessary
  • Action oriented approach with a persistent, agile work ethic
  • An understanding of import and export supply chains
  • Mahi ki te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa I Working at Customs

    Our people get on-the-job training, formal courses and leadership programmes, and the chance to move across diverse roles.

    We foster an inclusive and supportive team environment with vibrant social and cultural groups. We also support flexible working - talk to us about how we can help you achieve your flexible working goals, within our operational requirements.

    Our people get discounted health insuranceand three days of service holidays in addition to four weeks of annual leave.

    Me pehea te whakauru I How to apply

  • You will need to obtain an organisational security clearance. In order to obtain this clearance you need to 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 5 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.

    Please apply online. You will be asked to outline your relevant skills and experience and a few competency based questions along with why you are interested in the role.

    The online application process takes a bit of time and requires you to provide examples of previous work - specific questions are asked in the online process.

    It's best to set aside some time when you won't be interrupted.

    If shortlisted, you will be asked to complete online psychometric testing which includes a personality and leadership growth profile that will be used to aid your career development.

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