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  • Permanent full time position - Tauranga
  • Investigate high level and general based Immigration related crimes
  • Work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Priority focus on preventing migrant exploitation.
  • Ability to be proactive and make a difference
  • Appointment range $79K - $86K

Verification and Compliance (V&C) sits within Immigration New Zealand and is tasked with preventing and responding to immigration related offending and non-compliance. We develop and provide products and services that support quality decisions throughout the organisation, ensuring that risk is managed at the earliest point in the immigration process

About the role:

As an Investigator you will play a critical role in addressing both systemic and responsive immigration fraud issues with a focus on migrant exploitation. You will be responsible for the investigation and prosecution of immigration fraud cases brought by Immigration New Zealand and the provision of assistance to partner agencies.

You will also work closely with our partner agencies to assist in the investigation and successful resolution of serious crime involving an immigration component.

Your role will form part of a multidisciplinary team, where you will work alongside peers and management to achieve optimum results, utilising an intelligence -informed operating model. As an experienced professional in investigation and prosecution activities, you will be called on to provide individualised investigation services, deliver reports to a very high standard, lead teams and / or supervise and mentor other investigative colleagues, lead interviews, and apply modern investigative techniques to investigations you lead or work in as part of a team.

In addition to your investigative experience, you will also need a significant background in the application of NZ legislation and previous experience in managing risk, sensitive issues and confidentiality in an enforcement setting. With outstanding communication skills and a strong ability to build trust and credibility, you will be a valued team member and future leader.

The successful applicant will be able to:

  • Experience in leading, planning and / or undertaking complex criminal investigations and prosecutions, including fraud, in a team environment
  • An excellent understanding and application of the NZ legislative framework surrounding investigations and prosecution process e.g. Criminal Procedures Act, Rules of Evidence, Bill of Rights, Privacy Act etc.
  • Demonstrated planning and organising skills, including ability to maintain performance when under pressure, critical assessment of work-flows, and appropriate prioritising of work
  • Experience in delivering high quality files and reports within prescribed timeframes or other constraints
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships at any level, including developing trust and credibility with managers and staff
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
  • A demonstrated knowledge and application of modern investigative techniques, including the use of IT systems
  • Experience managing risk, sensitive issues, and confidentiality in an enforcement environment

About the organisation/branch:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand’s economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. Immigration New Zealand has an active role in this by bringing the best people New Zealand needs to prosper.

The Investigator roles sit within Compliance, Risk & Intelligence Services (CRIS) which is a group within Immigration New Zealand (INZ). CRIS works to ensure that only the people New Zealand needs or wants enter through to border and that the integrity of the border and the immigration system is maintained.

How to apply:

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents.

Note that you must be able to obtain and maintain a minimum of a confidential level NZ Government security clearance. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand and have lived in NZ, or another ‘5-eyes’ country for 5 years (Check ).

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via the online advertisement.

For further information on the role please refer to the attached position description. If you have further questions you can email referencing MBIE/1535825

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 13 June 2021.

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