Immigration Officer

Posted on 17-May-2018
Application Close Date: 27-May-2018
Job Details
Immigration Officer
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Ongoing - Full Time
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• Make a difference with Immigration New Zealand
• Fast-paced, government decision making role
• Permanent positions available in our Christchurch branch
• Starting salary between $45K to $55K, negotiable based on experience

About the role:

The Christchurch Area Office is fast paced and dynamic. As an Immigration Officer you will be taking the information available to you and using this to make sound decisions as you process visa applications. You will be interpreting immigration legislation, and utilising your proven analysis, judgement and decision making abilities to make quality immigration decisions.
In this role you will be responsible for assessing and determining visa applications from a variety of policy streams.

Skills and experience required:

• Experience in a customer service or service delivery environment
• Effective written and verbal communication skills – ability to convey concepts, policy and technical information clearly, accurately and concisely to a wide audience
• Well organised with good time management skills. Able to effectively prioritise and manage variable workloads
• Motivated and positive team player
• Computer literacy (MS Office) with ability to learn new systems and applications quickly
• Mental agility – able to comprehend, interpret and apply immigration policy and demonstrate nimble learning
• A relevant tertiary qualification would be advantageous

We are looking for candidates who act with integrity and have a passion for Public Service as well as a desire to contribute to the growth and development of New Zealand
We offer extensive on-going on the job training to candidates who are successful in the role.

Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent 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. If you would like to play an integral part in our Ministry, then read on!
The role of Immigration Officer will report within the Visa Services division, and Visa Services is the main processing and operational arm of INZ.


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 quoting reference MBIE/1335119 if you have any further questions.

Note: the recruitment process will involve the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking exercise, Sonru video screening, a written test and a formal panel interview.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 27th of May 2018