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The SFO seeks an ICT Business Partner. Applications close 10am Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised government department responsible for the investigation and prosecution of serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe from financial crime.

The SFO seeks an ICT operations specialist to join our Commercial Bay, Auckland CBD team as ICT Business Partner.  This is a salaried permanent employment status position with full-time hours and a non-standard hours’ availability component.  

In the role of ICT Business Partner, you will report to our Business Services Manager. This is a sole-charge role and you will lead, manage, and deliver ICT operations cross the SFO. Your remit is to propose ICT strategy and propose and plan the ICT work programme; manage IT security and network infrastructure; manage and deliver ICT projects; deliver ITC services; and manage ICT procurement, vendor management, and contract management. You will also lead, manage, and support ICT people resources as and when they engaged by the SFO, including service providers and contractors.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated achievement in broad ICT roles that include providing input to strategy and work programmes, and hands-on responsibility for network infrastructure and security, hardware, software and applications, and user support. You are valued for being highly customer centric, engaging, and professional.  You are highly collaborative and have an ability to quickly understand facts and complexities to form robust advice and inform actions. You are known for your thoroughness, dependability, and sound judgement, and retain these attributes when working within time constraints.

At the SFO we value a ‘growth mindset’ and explore this attribute during our recruitment process and in our development discussions.  We believe possessing a growth mindset is a key contributor to success in the SFO environment.  We are a close knit, motivated team with a strong workplace culture. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is important to our work. We value the unique abilities and perspectives of our employees which allows us to continue to create a supportive environment that meets the needs of our people, our business, and the communities where we work.

If you wish to apply for this role, please send a PDF version of your CV and cover letter (attachments titled ‘First Name Last Name – CV or Cover Letter’) to  quoting reference HRC0004851 and ‘ICT Business Partner’ in the subject line.  If you would like further information, you are welcome to call Emma Reid – Recruiter with the SFO on 021 199 0985.

To be considered for this role you must currently hold the legal entitlement to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for this position.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements cannot be considered.

Applications close 10am Wednesday 1 December 2021


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