Aviation Security Officer (Warranted)

Wellington - Wellington City

About us

We’re a Crown entity responsible for the safety and security of New Zealand’s civil aviation system. There are two parts to our business - the regulatory arm (Civil Aviation Authority), which is responsible for the safety oversight of the civil aviation system, and the security arm (Aviation Security Service) who you would have met if you’ve travelled by plane in New Zealand.

We have a strong commitment to achieve Safer Skies, and have an opportunity for you to help us accomplish this.

About the role

Global security threats are changing and becoming more dynamic.

This role is critical to our mission to keep our skies safe and secure for aircraft and passengers who travel in New Zealand’s air space and airports. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Pre-departure searches of passengers, checked-in and carry-on luggage
  • Airport access controls
  • Screening of airport workers, cargo and retail supplies
  • Legislative requirements being adhered to
  • Administrative and associated tasks

You will be required to work a rotating roster in a 24/7 environment and can expect to work an average of 6.5 hours per day, 6 days on, you can then enjoy  3 days off.   Or schedule your leave for maximum enjoyment.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for people who have a constant awareness of their surrounding environment and who can see the big picture. 

Who can demonstrate empathy and positively interact with all types of people. 

Have good attention to detail and demonstrate good time management.  Who know what it means to work  proactively in a team and be a team player.

It is desirable that you have worked in people facing roles and gained confidence in deescalating situations with distressed and irate members of the public in a calm and empathetic manner. 

The ability to know right from wrong and don’t accept second best with their work or outcomes for the public. 

To be inquisitive and question what is wrong with the picture in front of them. 

To proactively problem solve to come up with effective solutions.

You will have a good level of fitness so that you will pass the medical to aviation standards and be able to undertake the physical functions of the role. The aviation medical also tests for  drugs and alcohol

You’ll need to be able to obtain and maintain a NZ security clearance, and be either a NZ citizen or NZ resident or NZ permanent resident and hold a full clean NZ driver’s licence.

What we offer

The Authority embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution.

The Aviation Security Service (Avsec) is located  at Wellington Airport 

Our employees enjoy benefits including 4% Kiwisaver employer contributions and discounted health insurance premiums.

Important dates

Assessment Centre - Week of 26th August

Panel Interviews - Week of 2nd September


Note: Due to the requirements of the position, colour impaired individuals are not able to be considered nor those with recent serious injuries or criminal convictions. 

Please take a look at the Position Description for this role to find out if you have what it takes, and apply now!


Applications close: Thursday 22nd August 2019