Technical Operative - TOGat NZ Police
NZ Police
Wellington - Wairarapa, NZ
1d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the role

The Criminal Investigations Group at Police National Headquarters (PNHQ) is responsible for providing specialist covert technical surveillance capabilities to primarily support serious crime (homicides) and organised crime (drugs & gangs) investigations across all Police districts.

To enable and deliver Our Business and support the NZ Police vision to be the safest country, we are looking for a proactive Technical Operative to join our team in Wellington.

Operatives will contribute to the high-quality delivery of services aligned to Our Values' and the Police High Performance Framework.

To be successful in your application, will be required to meet the recruit standards and complete the Constabulary recruitment process and mandatory vetting.

  • This also includes attending the 16-week Police Recruit course at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Wellington. For full entry requirements and any other supporting information, visit here;
  • This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join our highly innovative, motivated and skilled team. Working in an agile and dynamic environment, the work primarily involves supporting other Operatives with the deployment of surveillance devices to listen to, track or observe activity.

    A position exists in Wellington within the Covert Method of Entry (CMoE) team with a focus on mechanical access (lock picking) and electronic security systems.

    Applicants will have demonstrated industry experience and skills covering some of the following :

  • Locksmithing
  • Security Systems (mechanical and electronic)
  • Access Control Systems
  • Additional skills including telecommunications (networking and WLAN), RF systems and electronics are also desirable.

    A strong technical background, initiative, innovation and a continuous improvement mind-set are key requirements for this challenging but rewarding position.

    The Technical Operative will have good interpersonal skills, demonstrate sound judgement, and role model behaviours that encourages a positive and constructive team culture.

    Key Accountabilities :

  • Responds to requests for technical surveillance and support in a timely, professional and customer focused manner.
  • Takes responsibility for assigned work, including projects, operational planning and deployment.
  • Provides technical advice to the Operations Supervisor and Investigators to enhance planning and operational outcomes.
  • Demonstrates innovation and initiative including competency to identify and / or develop bespoke solutions to overcome operational challenges.
  • Contributes to operational planning, ensuring deployment and health & safety risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Contributes to a healthy team environment and culture through the modelling of positive personal behaviours aligned with Our Business, Police core values, and the PHPF.
  • What you'll bring :

    Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police.

    Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place a high emphasis on your mindset, your alignment with our values, your leadership and your ability to work in and develop a high performing team.

    Specifically, you will :

  • Have a strong industry background demonstrating sound judgement, initiative, innovation and problem solving.
  • Be able to work independently, and as part of a small team.
  • Be experienced with planning and managing site installations.
  • Possess a collaborative and participatory style that encourages joint working practice, information sharing and innovation.
  • Have a high level of commitment to quality and service, with emphasis on continuous improvement, and seeking excellence.
  • Have personal qualities that role models behaviours, with an emphasis on team work and workplace culture.
  • Live "Our Values" and contribute to "Our Business" aspirations.
  • Have or be able to obtain and maintain a Government Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Requirements :

    This role is set at Individual Contributor level. This means your key purpose is to deliver (or enable others to deliver) Our Business .

    For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL : .

    These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time.

    For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL : https : / / www.police.govt.nz / sites / default / files / publications / nzp-our-values.pdf

    To view the position description for this role please copy and paste this link into a new browser : https : / / www.police.

    govt.nz / sites / default / files / pd / 04-2021 / technical operative - technical operations group pd.pdf

    To be eligible for a Top Secret security clearance you must be a NZ citizen. Alternatively you must hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa.

    In rare circumstances, other candidates may be considered for security vetting.

    Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 10 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.

    Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a TSsecurity clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process : http : / / www.

    protectivesecurity.govt.nz / eligibility-tool

    About us

    Our Vision is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure.

    Working Flexibly

    Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We're open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

    For more information on the above, please copy and paste this URL : https : / / www.police.govt.nz / careers

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