queenstown variable hours customs officer in Queenstown

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job details

queenstown, otago
call centre & customer service
job type
NZ$ 48,000 - NZ$ 49,000 per year
reference number
andrew birznieks, randstad
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job description

Your new company

We are now hiring Customs Officers (Variable Hours) for appointment in Queenstown Airport.

Join us and you'll play a key role in protecting and enhancing the interests of not only Aotearoa, but also your local community. You will be identifying and preventing potential security and community risks from coming in and out of the country.

As a Customs Officer you'll bring high levels of integrity, honesty and discretion. You'll communicate to a wide range of people and ensure a quality passenger experience.

Your hours of work will be:

Queenstown Airport - Your hours of work will be on average 36 hours per the current 6x3 shift cycle with a minimum of 732 hours per annum (including approved annual leave).

You will be required to work across a variety of shifts including nights, weekends and public holidays. You will know your shift pattern in advance so you can plan your life around work, not work around your life.

The starting salary for a Customs Officer is $48,780.00 per annum (This is a full-time equivalent starting salary and will be pro-rated based on the hours that you work).

Why a career at Customs

You may be looking for a change where you can impact your community, or you may feel now is the right time to start a brand new career for life. This is an opportunity to actively play a part in protecting and defending NZ’s borders and community.

You will initially begin your career with the NZ Customs Service commencing a comprehensive training programme where you'll learn through classroom, on-the-job training and assessments. This will provide you with the foundation to be an excellent Customs Officer.

As you learn more about your role within Customs you will have the opportunity to get involved in:

  • Facilitating passengers and goods in and out of NZ, note taking and writing reports;
  • Questioning passengers and undertaking search activities such as checking baggage
  • Facilitating legitimate trade and travel and collecting import and export data;
  • Intercepting contraband (such as illegal drugs) and investigating and prosecuting offences.

Essentials for your new role

To be also considered for this role you will need:

  • To be a NZ Citizen OR NZ Permanent Residency (*full context below)
  • To have a full class 1 NZ motor vehicle drivers’ license
  • To have a good level of fitness and physical ability so you can complete the full range of duties in the role.

*Working with Customs NZ requires you to be a New Zealand Citizen or hold New Zealand Permanent Residency who has resided continuously in New Zealand for the last 5 years, OR Permanent Residency of New Zealand, who has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 5 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

In addition, you will be required to pass a pre-employment medical assessment, security check and drug test.

What should you do now?

To assist you in deciding whether to apply we recommend you click on ‘is being a customs officer right for me’?

Ready to apply? Great - visit http://randstad.co.nz/customs/learn-more-and-apply or the Randstad website. Register your details and submit your resume.

If you have any questions about any of the above checks, residency requirements, or the process please send an email to customs@randstad.co.nz

Once we receive your application, we will be in touch to provide you with the next steps of the process.

We cannot accept any CV’s directly through the email, and you must apply via the link above.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Secondary School/High School