Vetting Officer, (Fixed Term) – Department of Conservation – Christchurch

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An exciting opportunity has become available for a Vetting Officer based in our Christchurch office.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

The Vetting Officer forms part of the wider Recruitment and HR team and manages the Police vetting and Safety Checking processes for all DOC staff and volunteers.

In this role you will undertake police vetting and safety checking and identify and assess risks so that effective vetting decisions can be made. You will provide appropriate guidance to hiring managers. This role also supports the work of the Safety Checking Assessment Panel who approve new employees and volunteers as suitable people to work with children.

This role is for an 18-month period to support the initial set-up and process of the Police Vetting system.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

You are comfortable working with ambiguity and have good problem-solving skillsYou can identify risks, deal effectively with them and work through volume data to support the ongoing nature of this mahi.  You will have the ability to use databases and systems to find, analyse and report on information while having the flexibility to adapt and develop as this environment evolves.


  • Familiarity with the Protective Security Requirements (PSR), the requirements of the Children’s Act 2014 and the principles in the Privacy Act 1993, or the capability to quickly absorb and understand these requirements
  • Experience working with confidential and sensitive information
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to withstand pressure from others and manage potential conflict
  • Excellent communication skills

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

The chance to join a large organisation.  DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.

If you have any further questions or queries, please contact Jessica Dalbeth on 027 619 9283 or

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 27 October 2020

We expect to make an appointment in the range $65,000 to $79,115

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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