22/010 Senior Investigator – Digital Violent Extremism

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Digital Safety 
Branch: Policy and Regulation
Salary: $92,349 - $124,942

  • Develop practical and innovative strategies to combat our CVE investigations 
  • Come make an impact on our investigation practice to keep our digital communities safe
  • Work in a values-based role where you will truly make a difference

About us:

In a field where the pace of change is rapid, our approach to digital safety will build our knowledge, prevent and respond to harm and ultimately create a safe online environment that is trusted and inclusive.

We are looking for people who can work collaboratively to leverage our people and technology to improve digital safety for all New Zealanders.

About the role:

This role is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative person to be at the forefront of change within the digital safety space. Key to your success in this role will be the specialist expertise and advice you contribute to the evolving nature of threats and harm, along with an exceptional standard of practice to our investigation techniques and methodology.

This role will be highly collaborative; you will need the confidence and proven ability to develop and manage relationships at all levels of the Ministry and be comfortable with creating new connections with our external bodies and key stakeholders. You will bring senior investigation and CVE experience and be able to demonstrate the ability to work at pace and to deliver smart solutions to complex problems. It goes without saying you can provide credible and pragmatic advice in line with operational standards, legislations and best practice.

This is a genuine opportunity where you will be actively supported, work with smart engaging people and gain valuable coaching and mentoring to help your personal development.

The scope of this role includes:

  • Confidence to apply your skills and knowledge across a breadth of investigation and DVE disciplines to solve problems, deliver on deadlines and drive a result driven approach.
  • Be comfortable with access to highly sensitive information and exercise sound judgement in protecting it whilst adhering to all relevant rules and regulations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience working in a digital environment
  • An ability to convey complex investigation issues succinctly - verbally and in writing
  • Flexibility and resilience to handle changing and competing demands
  • Maintain sound understanding of key threats and system vulnerabilities and engage proactively to mitigate the impact.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of legislation and procedure associated with cybercrime and the use of data in investigations and intelligence development.
  • Be flexible in approach and self-motivated with the ability to solve problems and think critically.
  • Proven experience in continuous improvement activities where capability gaps have been identified and solutions implemented.
  • Aptitude in preparing high quality written documentations to support criminal investigations and act as a point of contact with external partners.
  • Bring extensive experience in mitigating risk associated with potential or highly suspicious activity and the impact on our investigation processes and procedures.
  • Support wider team and colleagues to make smart decision and help with resource and work priorities.
  • Experience in capturing investigation evidence and in identifying, prioritising and solving more complex crime related issues with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Can lead small projects and participate in cross-functional projects, offering solutions and influencing decisions on key deliverables.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with limited supervision as part of a small team, being able to prioritise workloads.
  • Awareness of legal and legislative requirements associated with digital evidence and impacts on process.

Candidates must be a NZ citizen or resident and able to obtain Top Security clearance as well as undergo a rigorous vetting process and psychometric testing.

What we offer:

We offer a collaborative and innovative culture where our people thrive to adhere to best practice while constantly challenging the status quo making each workday interesting.  We value work life balance so flexible work options are available.

We look for people who can positively contribute to fostering and cultivating an inclusive environment; as well as demonstrating commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion of

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Internal Affairs has a vaccination policy and employment with the Department is conditional on being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, holding and maintaining a valid My Vaccine Pass.  Consideration will be given to whether medical or other genuine exemptions can be accommodated in individual cases.

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 31 January 2022

For more information please contact: Glenn Williams at glenn.williams@dia.govt.nz

Job description: To review the full job description, please click here​. If you are unable to follow the link, please review the full job description on our careers website.
 


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