In case any of our readers apply, we’d be very interested to know what they tell you about who exactly they surveille. They almost certainly do that already of those who actively criticize or seek to hold the government and its agencies to account, so who else?

“The NZSIS Surveillance Unit is looking for dynamic, confident and committed people from all walks of life who believe they may be suited to becoming a Surveillance Officer.

“Positions will be primarily Auckland based though a limited number of Wellington roles are available.

“About the role: As a Surveillance Officer you’ll work as part of our diverse team using unique operational tradecraft and technology to obtain intelligence of value to enable national security investigations.

“To do this, you’ll conduct foot, static and mobile surveillance against subjects of security interest. Often this will be done in dynamic and challenging environments. Who we are looking for:

“People with an appetite for new challenges, who are street smart and committed to making New Zealand safe and secure.

“Good teamwork skills are a must, as well as being comfortable working alone. You must be able to multi-task and adapt effectively within fast-paced and variable environments. Self-motivation and having the ability to manage long periods of inactivity, whilst remaining able to respond quickly often to unpredictable periods of intense activity are essential. You will be a resilient individual who can deal with stress.

“Being a Surveillance Officer requires you to be able drive at an exceptionally high standard, communicate with your team mates, assess ground conditions and maintain coverage of a subject all at the same time. This can be both mentally and physically demanding.

“The role entails working unsociable hours with potential travel at short notice. This can be demanding on your personal life so you will need an understanding and/or supportive home environment to make this job work. We need you to be physically fit with no impediments to sitting or being active for long periods of time.

“Thinking of applying?

“If you are observant, quick thinking, have a good memory and can comfortably fit into a range of environments then we’d love to hear from you! You’ll also need a clean, full, current NZ drivers licence, have a good sense of direction and be unfazed navigating yourself around unfamiliar towns.

“Our team includes people from various cultures, across all age groups and diverse backgrounds. So if you believe you have the attributes we need and share our values then becoming a Surveillance Officer could be the job for you.

“This is a multi-level position allowing for career progression in the future. The starting salary for this role is usually at the beginning of the Level 1 range, unless you have previous experience in a similar role. To cater for the uniqueness and unpredictability of this role, you will receive a generous allowance, on top of your salary, once you pass the course.

“Head over to our Beyond Ordinary careers page for more information, the security clearance process and details on how to apply.

“Applications close 12 June 2022.”

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