This is a full time permanent (civ) position What you will do
The Armourer Instructor will provide specialist knowledge and training, teaching a set of skills through instructional techniques, to ensure that NZDF personnel have attained the necessary levels of competence needed in the performance of their roles. Instructors will prepare and deliver lessons determining the most appropriate method of instruction and mode of presentation, to train service personnel in Weapons Technical Support and armourer trade practice and procedures expected in the NZDF.
What we need
You will need to have excellent presentation skills and be confident in presenting to groups of students. The ability to articulate lesson material so that it is easily absorbed and your good working knowledge of training and education theory, instructional design practices and educational evaluation will be vital to your success in this role.
Our ideal candidate will be qualified as an Armourer or Weapons Technician and have proven experience with Armourer industry standards. You’ll also have knowledge of the NZDF Training and Education Policy and the Systems Approach to Learning (SAL) cycle.
You’ll be a team player, have strong problem solving abilities and work to deadlines.
Your excellent interpersonal skills, ability to relate to others, ability to work independently and demonstrable ability to make decisions using sound judgement with limited supervision or direction are crucial to this role. You will have strong skills in planning and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent communication and facilitation skills, along with problem solving abilities are required for this role.
Please note:This role requires aFull Class 1 NZ Driver’s Licenceand the ability travel (including overnight stays) within NZ from time to time for training, conferences and course delivery.
Who we are
Trade Training School (TTS) is to impart the required logistic trade knowledge and skills, and combat service support tactics, techniques and procedures to selected individuals in order to provide the NZDF with skilled, operationally focussed military professionals.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
Great benefits for you and your family;
Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
5 weeks annual leave per year;
Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Tim Medland on (021) 913 942.
Please note:If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
Applications close onMonday 20 January 2020.
Please note:Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Low level Security Clearance
most preferably a NZ citizen, whohas resided in this country continuouslyfor at least the lastfive years, OR
is a citizen of,and/or has resided continuouslyin one or more of the following countries for the lastfive years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA);andhas a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: