Unit Manager High Assurance Services
Government Communications Security Bureau
Wellington, New Zealand
5d ago
  • Are you an experienced and motivated people leader?
  • Are you inspired by protecting New Zealand’s most sensitive information?
  • Are you passionate about delivering unique and valuable impact to customers?
  • In a world where our adversaries operate without rules or borders, Government Communication Security Bureau’s (GCSB) mission to secure New Zealand’s most valuable information has never been more relevant.

    The High Assurance Services (HAS) unit works to ensure the New Zealand government is protected against the latest technical threats both domestic and international.

    Our teams have the job of protecting the nation’s most highly classified sites and systems, by applying their specialist technical skills.

    Your job could be to lead those teams.

    The unit’s role is diverse, ranging from the accreditation of classified information systems to technical inspections of locations where classified and sensitive information may be discussed, held or processed.

    The Manager HAS is a busy role, with broad responsibility, high levels of demand and significant autonomy. As a member of the Information Assurance Cyber Security Directorate’s (IACD) leadership team you will also be able to make a valuable contribution to senior management decision making both within IACD and the wider GCSB.

    You will be a strong and effective leader who enjoys developing people capability and allowing your team to succeed and grow.

    Your people are technical experts in their field, who are truly passionate about what they do - the work is unique, specialised and highly interesting.

    You will need to have :

  • Extensive experience in directing operational or technical teams
  • Experience in setting the conditions for a collaborative team environment that encourages open communication, responsiveness and accountability
  • Experience in the successful delivery of work programmes and managing a busy portfolio of internal and external stakeholders
  • A genuine interest in information security, and a passion for making a positive impact through your own actions and the actions of the teams you lead
  • A strategic outlook, and the ability to create ambitious, yet credible work programmes, and to deliver alongside partner agencies
  • Ideally you will have proven experience in policy, risk assessments and risk management, though this is not essential.

    The role brings with it the opportunity to attend forums and unique training opportunities, which will allow you to fine tune your skills and provide the opportunity to upskill your team.

    We offer :

  • Ongoing development and training
  • Kiwisaver employer contribution over base salary
  • Four weeks’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements
  • Generous parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Subsidised health insurance and vision care (remove if fixed term under 6mths)
  • Flexible working environment; family friendly
  • Free on-site gym (take out if not Wellington role)
  • Active, fun social club
  • Salary : $110,602 - $165,904 - Midpoint of the salary range is $138,253 reflecting full competence in the role

    A position description can be found attached here.

    How to apply :

    Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers nzic.

    govt.nz quoting reference number C2 / 20 / 59 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

    Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers nzic.govt.nz

    To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

    You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken.

    Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

    Applications close : 2 June 2020

    The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.

    You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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