Principal Geospatial Intelligence Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Applications have closed.

Website Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

  • Are you an expert Geospatial Intelligence Analyst looking for a new and unique challenge?
  • Are you passionate about Geospatial Intelligence and would you thrive in an autonomous environment leading Geospatial support to an All of Government strategic priority?
  • Fancy leading geospatial capability development in a highly collaborative environment, to enhance our multi-disciplinary Intelligence Unit?

About the role

In this newly created permanent role, you will be responsible for integrating geospatial intelligence products and services into an area of strategic priority for MBIE and NZ All of Government. This will require successful relationship development within MBIE, across NZ Government and with international partners. Within MBIE, you will be required to build awareness of the geospatial capability and to demonstrate its future utility. As the foremost MBIE Geospatial Intelligence expert, your SME will be required to provide technical advice and support to several ongoing geospatial projects within MBIE.

You will provide technical leadership to analysts within the growing MBIE Intelligence Unit – coaching, mentoring and enabling them to deal with complex, ambiguous and sensitive intelligence requests. You will join the Principal Intelligence Analyst cohort within the MBIE Intelligence Unit to continue our culture of continuous improvement.

Skills and experience required:

  • 5+ years of experience with GIS and in particular the use of imagery for intelligence, ideally in a maritime and/or national security environment.
  • A robust understanding of commercial and government satellite imagery capabilities is advantageous.
  • Extensive wider intelligence experience is very desirable (in the National Security, Defence or Regulatory environments).
  • Strong analytical skills with a problem-solving approach and excellent judgement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective internal and external agency relationships.
  • Must be a self-starter, comfortable working autonomously and dislocated from their immediate management.
  • Proven mentoring and coaching skills will be a distinct advantage.
  • A collaborative and inclusive approach to issues, tasks and projects.

Applicants must hold a current New Zealand Top Secret security clearance.

Applicants must hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency to be eligible to apply for roles within Immigration New Zealand.

About the team

This position is based within the MBIE Intelligence Unit, and is part of the Intelligence, Data and Insights branch within Immigration New Zealand.  This role will work across two Wellington locations.

Immigration New Zealand works with international organisations and industry partners to improve border security and make immigration easier. We lead government strategy designed to help migrants settle into New Zealand.

Our values are part of everything we do. Our people are strong collaborators who believe we are always Better Together – Mahi Tahi. We are Bold and Brave- Maia in the way we create, innovate, learn and share. We take charge of Building Our Future – Pae Kahurangi and we Own It – Pono Me Te Tika in everything we do.

We are part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), New Zealand’s largest government department. MBIE’s purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.

Why work for us?

First and foremost, you’ll be part of a highly accomplished intelligence team making a real difference for New Zealand. You will also benefit from:

  • Excellent training programmes and development opportunities
  • 23 days annual leave
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Industry competitive salary
  • Exposure across NZ’s largest government Ministry

Come work with smart and driven people that want to make a difference

MBIE is an incredibly diverse organisation, employing more than 5,000 people across a range of roles. We share a commitment to growing New Zealand for all. We create opportunities for our people to gain experience in different parts of our organisation. We are committed to providing contemporary, flexible ways of working so our people can work in a way that best suits them, their work and their life. That includes giving our people more choice about when, how and where they work.

How to apply:

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

Applications close at 5pm on 16 June 2021.