Lead Intelligence Analyst

Lead Intelligence Analyst

Job title: Lead Intelligence Analyst

Company: New Zealand Police

Job description: Lead Intelligence Analyst

  • Based at Wellington Central Police Station
  • Remuneration Range $92,000 – $113,000
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Shift work included

About the role

The Wellington District Intelligence Unit supports Police leaders and officers to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our mahi is used to inform deployment of resources, understand the criminal environment and crime problems, and facilitate evidence-based action and prevention.

We are looking to recruit a Lead Intelligence Analyst to join our team based in Wellington CBD. This position would suit an experienced Intelligence professional wanting to work in a dynamic operational environment to support decision-makers across tactical, operational and strategic levels.

As a Lead Intelligence Analyst, you will be expert in the use of a range of analytic tools and methodology. You will use your advanced critical thinking skills to provide insight and foresight on complex problems and issues and support the development of Intelligence capability across the team and throughout New Zealand Police Intelligence.

You will be skilled at using narrative to ground a customer’s understanding, to clearly elevate the insight or foresight derived from your analysis. You will be experienced at establishing and maintaining sustainable partnerships, for the benefit of all involved. You will champion diverse, different perspectives, and the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, identifying opportunities to reflect these in Intelligence products.

As a Lead Intelligence Analyst, as well as demonstrating best practice Intelligence tradecraft and principles, you will bring a team-focused approach to coaching others on best practice Intelligence tradecraft, support team development and foster a positive and productive team culture.

Your engagement in your own professional development will be shown through proactively working to grow your knowledge of policing and seeking feedback on your own work. Your willingness to get out and talk to people, and critically and thoughtfully engage with what you find, will enhance your understanding of the Intelligence contribution required to ensure positive outcomes for the District.

Key Accountabilities

  • Use analytical expertise, critical thinking, and crime science theory to conduct analysis of complex crime problems and policing issues and propose potential solutions.
  • Manage competing priorities and demands to deliver timely, relevant Intelligence and achieve results for the team.
  • Provide technical guidance in Intelligence analysis tools/methodology and coach junior Intelligence staff to develop their Intelligence tradecraft.
  • Develop and maintain a wide range of positive relationships (internal and external).
  • Lead by example with a committed, positive attitude towards team and personal development.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to develop a high standard of written reports/presentations and provide clear and concise verbal briefings appropriate to a range of audiences.
  • Lead and collaborate projects and group analysis, provide regular peer review and project coaching, and work with limited supervision on complex analytical problems.

If you are an internal applicant, you must apply internally through the police system. You must provide an alternative contact email address.

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.

Special Requirements

  • New Zealand or Australian citizenship, or a permanent New Zealand resident
  • Reside in commutable distance to Wellington City.
  • Hold the NZ Diploma in Intelligence Analysis (NZDIA) or equivalent or able to complete NZDIA modules early in employment
  • Hold a full driver license or be able to complete early in employment
  • Able to obtain and maintain an appropriate national security clearance (

) * Able to work a shift-based roster as required to support operational priorities.

Initial applications and CVs will be assessed by the panel. Selected candidates will be asked to complete further screening questions and technical assessments as part of the shortlisting process. Candidates who progress to interview will complete further writing and scenario assessments and may also be asked to complete psychometric testing including personality and cognitive reasoning assessments.

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. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL:

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About us

Our mission is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure.

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.

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How to apply

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Applications close Thursday 25 November at 5pm.

Expected salary: $92000 – 113000 per year

Location: Wellington

Job date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:46:59 GMT

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