Senior Compliance/Compliance Officer


Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 10-02-2020


New Zealand

Work type:


  • Make a difference with Immigration New Zealand
  • Promote compliance with NZ immigration law and policies
  • Respond to immigration related offending and non-compliance
  • Permanent fulltime position – Auckland and Christchurch based

Verification and Compliance (V&C) sits within Immigration New Zealand prevents and responds 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 a Senior Compliance Officer/Compliance Officer you will undertake a regulatory role, promoting compliance with New Zealand immigration law and policies. Your role will form part of a multidisciplinary team, where you will work alongside peers and management to achieve optimum results in the compliance and criminal offending space.

The scope of this role will see you involved in a diverse range of compliance activities, including: interdicting persons who have overstayed in New Zealand or who have breached their visa conditions; investigating and managing individuals and employers who have breached immigration legislation.

You will be provided with training and delegated powers to undertake these activities giving you powers of entry, search and detention. 

Some of the work involves outdoor activity so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Skills and experience required:

In such a varied role, you will need strong investigative skills to locate those liable for deportation, good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise effectively and multi task so that you effectively manage the deportation process and legislative requirements.

You will also need strong decision making skills, experience in managing sensitive issues and risk and ideally knowledge of immigration law and policies.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and the ability to talk to people from a variety of different cultures in sometimes very tense situations.

The ability to juggle multiple/varied tasks and to manage time effectively is vital to the Compliance Officer role.  You may be required to travel away at short notice within New Zealand, so flexibility is required.

If you think you have the necessary skills and experience and enjoy working in a team environment that is interesting and varied, apply now! 

All applicants must possess New Zealand citizenship or hold an indefinite residence class visa. 

About MBIE/Immigration New Zealand:

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.

We look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety.

The Compliance Officer role sits within the Verification & Compliance Branch which is part of Immigration New Zealand and is responsible for preventing and responding to immigration related offending and non-compliance. 

Candidates who are successful at the first stage of the process will have the opportunity to attend a workshop. Details will be forwarded in advance and explain the workshop in more detail. A formal interview will follow for those who are successful and you will be asked to do a short presentation. The final part of the process is psychometric testing. It is expected that successful candidates will be joining the teams in late March 2020.

Our Benefits:

·         Discounted health insurance for permanent staff

·         A structured career path

·         Learning and development opportunities

·         Leadership programmes

·         Flexible working arrangements (in some locations)

How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our online careers website.  Here you can view a position description at this site, as well as complete the online application. Please upload a CV and cover letter.  Please contact Sarah Hutcheson on sarah.hutcheson@mbie.govt.nz for further information.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be formally submitted via this online advertisement. Applications close at 5pm on Monday 10 February 2020. 

MBIE a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. MBIE also supports flexible working arrangements.


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