About the job – Firearms Regulator team

Find out about the different roles we are recruiting for to see which one is right for you.

We are working hard to clear the backlog of historic firearms applications.

Fixed term roles are available in multiple locations, and in multiple roles.

The Firearms Historic Team also has a range of roles which includes all of the roles listed below.

Arms Supervisor

About the role

Managing a firearms licensing team for a district, you will oversee workflow management ensuring effective NIA (National Intelligence Application) case management practices, including tasking and coordination.

You will be responsible for:

  • ensuring the team are meeting national performance indicators
  • prioritising firearms safety functions
  • delivery of training
  • supporting and implementing change management practices to ensure process and legislative compliance.

About you

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.

While 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.

Key Accountabilities

  • Communication: Having the skills to influence and engage teams, partners and community.
  • Individually responsible and accountable: Being accountable for your own and the team’s performance and taking responsibility for the team’s contribution and development.
  • Continuous improvement: Having the experience to foster and encourage innovative and diverse approaches.
  • Decision making: Having the skills to solve problems and lead sound decision making under pressure.

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.

To register your interest – email: ASC.NationalRecruitment@police.govt.nz, with your preferred position and location in the subject line.

 

Arms Officer

Arms officer

About the role

As a Firearms Officer working within the Firearms Team, you will take every opportunity to prevent harm through the transparent, consistent, timely and efficient regulation, administration, education and promotion of compliance with the provisions of the Arms Act.

About you

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. While 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’re looking for people with the ability to develop a sound knowledge of the Arms Act in order to provide the highest level of satisfaction to the firearms community. You will need to have basic Microsoft Office competencies. Prior firearms knowledge would be advantageous. Training will be provided.

Key Accountabilities

  • Review licence files returned by vetters and approve applications if applicant is found to be ‘Fit and proper’. Alternatively, you will also prepare files for the intention of refusal for further review.
  • Undertake vetting interviews in districts.
  • Maintain relationships with the firearms community to ensure the licence application and renewal workload can be effectively managed.
  • Individually responsible and accountable: Being accountable for our performance and taking responsibility for our contribution and development.

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.

To register your interest – email: ASC.NationalRecruitment@police.govt.nz, with your preferred position and location in the subject line.

 

Arms Vetter

Arms vetter

About the role

As an Arms Vetter you will travel within your local area, visiting licence applicants and their referees in their homes. You will be taught how to assess an applicant’s security set up, as well as their suitability, to ensure they meet the set criteria.

You will manage your interview times, generally starting your day from home or from your local police station.

Being able to work flexibly is a requirement of the role as you will need to meet with applicants and referees at various times, such as after they finish work.

As a fixed term member your primary role is to interview firearms licence applicants and other persons to determine an applicant’s suitability to be issued with a New Zealand firearms licence.

You’ll already have a fantastic communication style, sound computer skills, be self-managing, and enjoy working in a goal driven environment. With excellent attention to detail, the ability to take instruction and be welcoming of ongoing training, you’ll enjoy being part of a fast paced, proactive culture where you’ll genuinely be making a difference. You will be trained to interview, make assessments, use systems and set processes, and have mana and confidence to engage with members of the public.

About you

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. While 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.

You will need:

  • Strong interview and report writing skills.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, work with minimal supervision, manage appointments and respond to takings in a timely manner.
  • A full driver's licence and reliable transport are essential as you will be required to use your personal vehicle for work purposes (costs will be reimbursed). You must also have full vehicle insurance.
  • Competency in the use of an iPhone and laptop (software used includes Microsoft Office 365; Word, Outlook and re-writable pdf forms).
  • Ability to pass police background checks.
  • Experience with firearms may be an advantage but is not necessary.
  • Ability to understand firearms legislation/regulations.
  • Previous experience working in a regulatory environment may be an advantage but not necessary.

Key Accountabilities

  • Interviewing applicant and referees for a firearms licence.
  • Inspecting firearms security in private premises.
  • Inventory checks of firearms held by dealers and endorsement holders (eg, pistols and restricted weapons).
  • Consistent and efficient processing of applications and reporting on security of each licence application.
  • As required, perform duties to support the District Arms Office in regulatory functions and/or administration and operational responsibilities of the Arms licensing process.

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.

To register your interest – email: ASC.NationalRecruitment@police.govt.nz, with your preferred position and location in the subject line.

 

Arms Administrator

About the role

Our purpose is to effectively regulate the legitimate possession and use of firearms to keep all communities safe.

This role is predominantly responsible for:

  • Processing a variety of firearms-related applications
  • Entering and maintaining information in the national database and other system,
  • Undertaking other tasks and activities that contribute to high quality and effective administration of the Arms Act and Regulations.

Due to the nature of this role, there may be some shift or weekend hours required subject to operational requirements.

About you

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. While 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.

Key Accountabilities

  • Carries out computer based activity, including checks on Licence applications, file management and data entry.
  • Processing firearms applications, endorsements and permits.
  • File preparation and updating case files
  • Administrative functions to support New Zealand Police in regulating the Arms Act
  • Works as part of a team and contributes in a positive manner to delivering of goals/standards to meet policy and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Able to effectively manage workflow within times frames for service delivery and accountability.
  • Individually responsible and accountable: Being accountable for our performance and taking responsibility for our contribution and development

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.

To register your interest – email: ASC.NationalRecruitment@police.govt.nz, with your preferred position and location in the subject line.