Join the team that unlocks information to help keep communities safe.
The Customs Electronic Forensics Unit uses advanced methods to examine electronic media and devices, and recover digital evidence that helps take criminals out of our communities. We're looking for an electronic and digital forensics specialist to join the Electronic Forensic Unit (EFU) and who will work closely with the Customs Child Exploitation Operations Team (CEOT).
You need to be quick thinking, with a diagnostic mind and adept at using the latest technologies and digital tools. Experience doing this type of work, a knowledge of electronic or digital forensics, or related specialist qualifications would set you ahead. You may have worked in intelligence or as an investigator before, you might come from a law enforcement background, or you might be a talented techie who can find the needle in a digital haystack.
As well as your technical skills, you'll need to be methodical and dedicated to working to a high standard, and with the utmost discretion and care. Levelheadedness and sound judgement are important - you'll use these to handle sensitive information and situations well, and stay calm and composed in challenging situations. You'll need to be good at explaining technical terms in a way that even your grandparents could understand.
Be involved with operational activity out in the field
Examine electronic forensic images and content and recover digital evidence
Manage evidence and prepare files to an evidential standard
Be a recognised court expert. This means writing clear and accurate reports, and being a confident public speaker.
Ideally be accredited as a forensic professional. If you do not already hold forensic accreditation, you will be prepared to work towards gaining this.
The EFU team deals with confronting information and images, including objectionable material that exploits children. You'll need resilience and the ability to separate your job from the rest of your life, leaving work at the door when you go home. We have strong support systems in place for our teams.
This is a Senior Customs Officer, Grade 1 position and your office will be based in central Auckland, although you will also be out in the field and working in diverse environments, and at times unpredictable hours. You'll work with a team of pros in Customs and across other agencies in scenarios beyond anything you'd encounter in your usual nine-to-five.
We are looking for people who care about their team and work well with others - you're approachable, supportive and willing to help.
You will need to obtain Top Secret level national security clearance. To achieve Top Secret clearance, you must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident who has resided in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States continuously for the last 10 years. Already having Top Secret clearance is a benefit, but not a requirement. We'll guide you through the process for gaining the necessary clearance.
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 insurance, free on-site gyms (in some locations) and three days of service holidays in addition to four weeks of annual leave.
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