Apply As Aviation Security Officer Civil Aviation Authority Of NZ Wellington, New Zealand

Working at our organisation you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to safe and secure skies, for Aotearoa.

About the role

The Aviation Security Service (part of the Civil Aviation Authority) is recruiting for Aviation Security Officers at Wellington Airport as a result of increasing passenger numbers in NZ Domestic and International Airports. We have multiple full-time and part-time positions available for our December 2022 / January 2023 intake.

Aviation Security Officers work on a 6-days on, 3-days off roster, and work either 6 hours (part-time) or 8.5 hours (full-time) per shift. As the hours for this role are determined by the operational demands such as flight schedules at each station, start times across the six-day shift cycle will vary.

Key responsibilities include:
• Carry out pre-flight security screening and hold baggage screening of departing passengers and their baggage
• Perform mobile, foot and static patrols in assigned areas
• Carry out hazard inspections of runways and other operational areas including navigational installations
• Liaise with other airport agencies

We are looking for people who enjoy working on their feet in a varied role. Successful candidates will be strong communicators, who are able to communicate with people from all walks of life. You will need to be a problem solver, have good situational awareness and excellent time management skills.

NZQA Level 4 training for the role is undertaken and ongoing development opportunities are offered. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a paid training course working 8.5 hours a day upon starting their role. Part of this training will require you to attend two 2-week courses located in either Christchurch or Auckland.

About us

As a safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority exists to enable safe flight for social connections, and economic benefit for New Zealand. We believe in keeping people safe and secure in the air, enabling participation in the aviation system, and making a difference to New Zealand aviation. We achieve this through regulatory oversight of the aviation industry and frontline security at our airports.

There is a good chance we’ve already met if you travel by air. AvSec (part of the Civil Aviation Authority) is the Government provider of aviation security in New Zealand, operating at our six major airports: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Invercargill and Dunedin. Aviation security in New Zealand and around the world is changing rapidly.

The Authority embraces diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive environment where our people feel respected, safe, and valued for their unique contribution.

The foundation for achieving this is our values, which guide how we work and the behaviours we expect from each other.
• Me mahi tahi – Collaboration

We work together to achieve and succeed.
• Me mahi pono – Transparency

We are open and honest communicators.
• Me mahi tika – Integrity

We do the right thing.
• Me manaaki – Respect

We treat all people with consideration and kindness.
• Kia tū rangatira ai – Professionalism

We act in a way that brings credit to ourselves and our organisation.

Why join us?

AvSec offers excellent training, 39 days of leave per annum, free parking, full uniform, shoes and a competitive starting salary of $62,343 per annum, pro-rated if part time (approximately $29.00/hour).

We invest in our people by supporting growth and development within the organisation. To support the health and wellbeing of our employees we offer flu vaccinations, annual eye tests and contributions towards eyewear.

What do you need?

To be considered for a career with AvSec, you must meet the following pre-requisites:
• Must be willing to have regular Covid-19 tests and continue to be fully-vaccinated for your own health; and the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues, friends, family and the wider community.
• Must be medically and physically fit and willing to undertake a medical assessment by a licensed practitioner.
• Must be able to a work shift pattern of 6 days on and 3 days off.
• Must be a New Zealand citizen or resident.
• Must have a full clean New Zealand driver’s licence.

Due to the requirements of the role those with colour vision deficiencies, recent serious injuries or criminal convictions will not be considered.

If you have applied for this role with us in the last 12 months, we ask you not to apply again unless your ability to meet the requirements of the role have significantly changed in that timeframe.

Please take a look at the position description for this role to find out if you have the relevant skills and experience – and apply now!

Applications close Sunday 2 October 2022

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