Border Officer - Queenstown - Part Time

Posted on 19-Mar-2018
Application Close Date: 23-Mar-2018
Job Details
Position Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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  • Managing risk to protect our borders
  • Permanent part time position available in Queenstown (x1)
  • Starting salary circa pro-rata $55,000-$65,000 (plus penal rates and opportunities for overtime hours)


About MBIE:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.


Why work for us?

Border Operations sits within the Compliance Risk and Intelligence branch of New Zealand Immigration, a group within MBIE. The Compliance Risk and Intelligence Services (CRIS) is tasked with preventing and responding to immigration related offending and non-compliance.  

We ensure that New Zealand's Borders are safe and that those individuals and groups that offend against the Immigration Act are dealt with promptly and efficiently. CRIS plays a critical role in ensuring that New Zealand Immigration can deliver in its Vision in ensuring that we bring the best people New Zealand needs to prosper.


About the role:

As a Border Officer, you would be primarily responsible for engaging with passengers, gathering information, investigating facts, assessing risk and then making a determination regarding whether the passenger meets New Zealand entry requirements according to policy and legislation. You will be responsible for applying Immigration Law and Instruction in a fair and firm manner. This role is critical not only for managing risk with the large volumes of people that come through New Zealand's border, but also for creating a positive first impression of New Zealand.


Roster shift patterns:

Border Officers are required to work on a rotating roster which includes weekends, night shifts and public holidays. Rosters vary from airport to airport, and change frequently. You will be required to work 40 hours per fortnight on a rotating shift pattern that spans 24hours/7days a week operation. Your shift pattern may change regularly depending on training and operational requirements. The shift roster will be set by your manager. A large degree of flexibility is required and there are times that you will be required to work additional hours to complete the requirements of your role.


Skills and experience required:

  • The ability to communicate effectively with a  wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and socio economic groups
  • Proven decision making ability
  • The ability to analyse complex information
  • Experience in writing high level quality reports under pressure
  • Energy, determination and resilience to achieve organisational objectives


Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents and be eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances.


Recruitment process:

  • Panel interview and written and verbal assessment
  • Reference checking


How to apply:

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 our on-line process.


Email Rosie Horsfall at quoting ref MBIE/1323001 if you have any further questions.


Applications close 5pm 23 March 2018