Specialist Investigator

at New Zealand Police
Location Timaru, New Zealand
Date Posted September 19, 2020
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Send Resume at Megan.Pritchard@police.govt.nz


Specialist Investigator New Zealand Police location Canterbury.

About the role the Police Asset Recovery Unit's primary roles are to deny criminals the opportunity to benefit from their offending or the ability to re-invest in criminal activity. The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 is a relatively new piece of legislation. New case law is being obtained constantly and you will be encouraged to push the boundaries, use your initiative and explore ways of using the Act to recover criminal gains.

Your role will involve reviewing and assessing a variety of criminal offending, conducting both financial profiles of identified targets and detailed financial investigations to identify ownership and/or beneficial ownership of assets. Additionally, you will determine and quantify legitimate and illegitimate income on an evidenced basis to advance successful court proceedings with the aim to restrain and forfeit assets derived from the spoils of crime.

Key accountabilities work together with investigation teams targeting serious criminal activity. Interact with members of the local and international financial business community. Manage reactive and proactive investigations. Prepare and present (written and verbal) information in a clear and concise way. Prepare and execute production orders, search warrants and examination orders. Risk Management - knowing how to identify and manage risk. Planning and prioritising - Having the skills to manage multiple files. Partnerships/Stakeholder - ability to build and maintain relationships. Carry out effective interviews. Must have the physical fitness to pass the police PCT.

Special requirements must be able to obtain and maintain the delegation of Authorised Officer. The position holder will need to complete training and achieve competency to hold the power of an Authorised Officer warranted under S24(1)(A) of the Policing Act 2008. Must pass the Physical Competency Test (PCT). Must have or be able to obtain a First Aid Certificate. Must have a Full Driver’s License.

What you’ll bring being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

We are looking for an investigator who has a broad knowledge of financial matters combined with the experience and skills who can analyze financial data in detail to isolate and extract relevant information and present their findings in confidence in a court environment. Internal and external partnerships and working collaboratively are a key focus and the successful applicant can expect to be heavily involved in investigations associated with multiple departments within Police and across our external partners.

This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is "to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business". We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, click here.