Specialist Investigator

at New Zealand Police
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Date Posted January 16, 2022
Category Human Resources
Job Type Full-time
Send Resume at Thuvaraga.Thiribuvananathan@police.govt.nz
Salary H $80,951.00 - $109,522.00


Specialist Investigator New Zealand Police location Auckland. H $80,951.00 - $109,522.00.

Company description New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

We’re working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business’ and achieve long-term change.

About the role the Asset Recovery Unit (ARU) is a part of the Financial Crime Group of the New Zealand Police. The unit’s primary roles are to deny criminals of the opportunity to benefit from their offending, or the ability to re-invest in criminal activity. Police do this by taking away their “ill gotten gains” and making sure that crime really doesn’t pay.

International trends among Law Enforcement Agencies indicate that recovering assets is often more successful as a deterrent than the criminal prosecution. New Zealand Police are invested in capitalising on this prevention tool and this area of investigation is expanding.

The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 is a relatively new piece of legislation based on civil court processes. This means you will be dealing with criminals on the “balance of probabilities”. 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.

In the Northern Asset Recovery Unit, you will be part of a national team based in Auckland. We are looking for an investigator who can manage reactive and proactive investigations, work closely with the criminal investigation teams targeting serious criminal activity. Prepare and execute Production Orders, Examination Orders and Search Warrants. Carry out effective interviews and interact with members of the international financial community. Internal and external partnerships are a key focus for ARU and the successful applicant can expect to be heavily involved in investigations associated with multiple departments within Police ad our external partners.

Key accountabilities prepare and present (written and verbal) information in a clear and concise manner. Manage time effectively to complete multiple investigations and meet deadlines. Manage competing demands and a high workload. Keep accurate and detailed records of all information and decisions. Prepare, manage and/or investigate serious and complex cases. Manage risk in relation to criminal investigations. Give clear and concise testimony in Court.

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.

The successful candidate(s) will ideally have the following experience/abilities manage large and complex investigations. Financial background. Work well with internal and external partners. Assess detailed information. Collect and collate that information to prepare detailed yet concise written documents. Required to hold a degree of health and fitness standards in order to safely perform their duties as an authorised officer.

About us our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe. Working flexibly your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.