Police Employment Opportunity

Introduction to the partnership and the programme

New Zealand Police have partnered with Autism NZ to provide a Neurodivergence Programme that seeks to reduce the barriers that prevent Autistics from getting jobs despite their capabilities. It does this by following a recruitment process that plays to autistic strengths. The Neurodivergence Programme will include job coaching and in work support for the successful candidates, to ensure that the workplace meets the needs of the people who are successful in gaining the roles.

About New Zealand Police

Our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.

About Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand empowers the Autistic and autism communities to make informed choices and take
action: every step together.

Job roles available

- Research Analyst and Data Analyst

Research Analyst

The Research Analyst role is to produce guidance to the financial sector on money laundering/terrorism financing methods and cross-government risk assessments. The role involves good writing and research skills, as there is a large writing component to it.

Context

New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for reducing crime and enhancing community safety. We work in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses and other public sector agencies to achieve our vision to have the trust and confidence of all.

Primary purpose of the role

To update the National Risk Assessment tool by looking at what is still relevant and what needs to be updated.

Tasks

1. Be safe and feel safe

  • Understand the hazards in your work area and eliminate or minimise the associated risk
  • Report all accidents, incidents and near misses in MyPolice within the appropriate amount of time (tobe discussed in orientation)
  • Actively participate in Wellness and Safety initiatives and training

2. Service delivery

  • Identify recent cases involving financially motivated offending
  • Analyse cases to identify the types of crimes involved, how much money they are making, how muchof this money is used, and who they are using to purchase these goods and services
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to help refine FIU information collection processes,provide information for international compliance, and inform strategic decision making
  • Development of surveys for law enforcement
  • Detect and analyse trends, corollaries, and other questions of statistical significance in relation tofinancially motivated crimes, and identify strategic opportunities to target them
  • Assist with analysis of data through the use of pivot tables and charts to understand the moneylaundering environment
  • Investigate and report findings based on national and international research
  • Provide insights into causes for concern, what the risks are, and how they might be mitigated, andthen put this into a written report form that becomes publicly available for companies to use
  • Prepare regular reports on topics researched and analysed, present and distribute those findings tothe financial sector, relevant workgroups, and government agencies in a way that meets the audience’s needs

A candidate should have:

  • Writing abilities as this will be a large part of the role
  • Research skills
  • Some understanding of basic data analytics (standard regressions, distributions, etc)
  • Ensuring that all the tasks are completed within the timeframe
  • Ability to work unsupervised once fully trained in the role
  • Being able to collaborate with others to enhance the product for the people who will be using it

 Nice to have:

  • A qualification that shows analytical skills, but this is not essential if someone is able to demonstrate a structured analytical approach
  • Experience in developing surveys
  • Report writing skills
  • Experience with software such as Business Object, SAS Analytics, Qlik as well as Microsoft Office products

Must have:

  • Be autistic
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Have some form of photo ID
  • Be able to obtain Police clearance (for more information click here)
  • Complete a drug and alcohol test if successful in getting a role (for more information click here)

How to apply:

If you can answer yes to everything in the must have box above, then you can apply by following the process below:

Send in the following items via email to: neurodiversity.employment@autismnz.org.nz

  • Fill in the application form that lists your experience such as places you have worked or done work experience, any education qualifications, strengths and skills, interests and any support needs you might have in the workplace.
  • A CV or cover letter is optional but can be emailed as well as any supporting references that you might have
  • Samples of your written work. Please see the box below for further information about this.
  • Applications close on Wednesday the 3rd of August.
Upon completion of sending in your email application you will receive:
  • An acknowledgement that your application has been received within 24 hours, during normal working days.
  • Be informed by Thursday 4th August 2022 whether your application has been:
    • Confirmed as successful, meaning you will move onto the selection process (see below)
    • Declined, meaning you haven’t been successful this time, but if permission given, your details can be kept on file for other opportunities that might be available

Ways to help demonstrate your skills for this job in your application

Provide no more than 3 samples of your written work that demonstrate your ability to write well and make sense of complex information or arguments. This can be on any topic but should show your ability to:

• Think analytically about a problem (of any kind)
• Organise complex material clearly and logically
• Distinguish between fact and interpretation, and draw logical conclusions • Write clearly, succinctly and in a professional tone

The writing samples should be no more than 10 pages in total.
Guide to submitting a writing sample: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/guide-to- submitting-a-writing-sample

Links

The following are links to further information about the type of work involved in this role:
NZ Police Financial Intelligence Unit https://www.police.govt.nz/advice/businesses-and-organisations/fiu
NRA Tool https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/fiu-nra-2019.pdf
New Zealand’s measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing: https://www.fatf-gafi.org/publications/mutualevaluations/documents/mer-new-zealand-2021.html
GoAML https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/global-it-products/goaml.html

For further information please email, 

neurodiversity.employment@autismnz.org.nz

Data Analysts (2x roles available)

The Data Analyst roles are to support the development of financial intelligence products that inform and support prevention, intervention and enforcement activities, through the provision and development of data analytics and expertise. The role involves a curiosity about data and the ways that data analytic tools could be developed to help with providing data results to different levels of the business.

Context
New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for reducing crime and enhancing community safety. We work in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses and other public sector agencies to achieve our vision to have the trust and confidence of all.

Role title
Data Analyst (Financial Intelligence Unit)

Role tenure
This is a full time, fixed term role for 12 months

Hours of work
Monday – Friday 8.30 – 5pm. There is some flexibility around when hours are worked

Location
Police National Headquarters, Thorndon

Primary purpose of the role
To support the development of financial intelligence products that inform and support prevention, intervention and enforcement activities, through the provision and development of data analytics and expertise.

Tasks

1. Be safe and feel safe

  • Understand the hazards in your work area and eliminate or minimise the associated risk.
  • Report all accidents, incidents and near misses in MyPolice within the appropriate amount of time(to be discussed in orientation)
  • Actively participate in Wellness and Safety initiatives and training

2. Service delivery

  • Develop and facilitate the development of data analytics tools for the Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Provide data and analysis to internal stakeholders to assist with the production of intelligence and policy reports
  • Identify and address problems and/or opportunities for improvement across data recording tools or enhance the operation and functionality of the data reporting and recording environment
  • Provide analysis and strategic advice to assist in identifying and investigating significant patterns, changes in trends, and other strategic intelligence analysis.
  • Identify data quality issues and ways to resolve them
  • Collaborating and interpreting data to create and generate insights
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to create applications e.g., dashboards, data reports, etc
  • Use of DataRobot to prepare and evaluate data for the use in data modelling and AI products

A candidate should have:

  • A curiosity about data and ways that data analytic tools could be developed to help with providing data results to different levels of the business
    The ability to analyse, model and interpret data
    Knowledge of at least one of these: Qlik Sense, SQL, SAS, R Studio, R Shiny, Power BI, DAX language to be used with Excel, use of DataRobot to prepare and evaluate data for the use in data modelling and AI products
    Have an interest in data and different ways that data can be extracted.
    Able to document the scripts used so that other people can understand your workings
    Ensuring that all the tasks are completed within the timeframe

Nice to have:

  • Some sort of qualification in data extraction but this is not an actual requirement if you have a proven ability or expertise in any of the products
    It’s good to have a technology background, but not essential

Must have:

  • Be autistic
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Have some form of photo ID
  • Be able to obtain Police clearance (for more information click here)
  • Complete a drug and alcohol test if successful in getting a role (for more information click here)

How to Apply:

If you can answer yes to everything in the must have box above, then you can apply by following the process below:

Send in the following items via email to: neurodiversity.employment@autismnz.org.nz

  • Fill in the application form that lists your experience such as places you have worked or done work experience, any education qualifications, strengths and skills, interests and any support needs you might have in the workplace.
  • A CV or cover letter is optional but can be emailed as well as any supporting references that you might have
  • Applications close on Wednesday the 3rd of August

Upon completion of sending in your email application you will receive:

  • An acknowledgement that your application has been received within 24 hours, during normal working days.
  • Be informed by Thursday 4th August 2022 whether your application has been:
    • Confirmed as successful, meaning you will move onto the selection process (see below)
    • Declined, meaning you haven’t been successful this time, but if permission given, your details can be kept on file for other opportunities that might be available

Ways to help demonstrate your skills for this job

Show us your data extraction abilities and technology skills. The following are products that will be used in this job.

  • Qlik Sense
  • DataRobot
  • SQL
  • SAS
  • R Studio
  • R Shiny
  • Power BI
  • DAX language to be used with Excel

You may have knowledge of some, or all of these. You don’t have to have advanced knowledge of these as training will be available in these products, but it will be an advantage if you do have knowledge of them. There are online tutorials and youtube clips which are helpful for teaching you how to use them (see below for some links to these).

In this role it is important to be able to document the work that you do. A github is a great way to show the things you have been working on, and the steps you have taken to get to where you have. You can include a link in your application.

Links

NZ Police Financial Intelligence Unit https://www.police.govt.nz/advice/businesses-and-organisations/fiu
DAX https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/
DataRobot https://university.datarobot.com/page/by-learning-path
SQL http://www.sqlcourse.com/intro.html
SAS https://www.tutorialspoint.com/sas/sas_sql.htm
Qlik https://www.qlik.com/us/
Qlik Sense https://www.qlik.com/us/products/qlik-sense
GoAML https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/global-it-products/goaml.html
R Studio https://www.rstudio.com/
R Shiny https://shiny.rstudio.com/
Power BI https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-au/
Transact SQL https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/language-reference?view=sql-server-ver15

For further information please email,

neurodiversity.employment@autismnz.org.nz

Locations

All roles are based at Police National Headquarters, Thorndon, Wellington. 
Applications from people residing outside Wellington can be accepted, but people must be available to attend the workshop in Wellington, and the successful people for the role must be living in Wellington before the jobs are due to commence in October.

Hours

Full time. Monday to Friday during business hours, however there is some flexibility around when these hours can be worked.

Applicants must:

  • Be Autistic (including Aspergers or PDD-NOS)
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident 
  • Have some form of photo ID
  • Be able to obtain Police clearance if successful in the role (for more information click here) 
  • Complete a drug and alcohol test if successful in getting a role (for more information click here)

How to apply

If you can answer yes to everything that applicants must have above, then you can apply by filling in the form below.

  • Fill in the application form that lists your experience such as places you have worked or done work experience, any education qualifications, strengths and skills, interests and any support needs you might have in the workplace.
  • A CV or cover letter is optional but can be emailed as well as any supporting references that you might have
  • Applications close on Wednesday the 3rd of August 2022.

Upon completion of sending in your email application you will receive:

  • An acknowledgement that your application has been received within 24 hours, during normal working days.
  • Be informed by Friday 5th August 2022 whether your application has been:
  • Confirmed as successful, meaning you will move onto the selection process (see below)
  • Declined, meaning you haven’t been successful this time, but if permission given, your details can be kept on file for other opportunities that might be available

The selection process: 

Stage 1

If your application is confirmed as successful, you will be sent a link to register for a skills screening assessment. This is designed to assess your skills, work motivation and learning style. The assessment is a series of online puzzles and questions related to your interests. This assessment must be completed by the Monday 15th August 2022. All candidates will be informed by Thursday 18th of August 2022 as to whether they have been: 

  • Confirmed as successful, meaning you will move onto the selection process 
  • Declined, meaning you haven’t been successful this time, but if permission given, your details can be kept on file for other opportunities that might be available

Stage 2

Candidates who have been successful will be invited to a 2 day workshop to be held in person in Wellington the week of August 29th 2022. This workshop will involve practical activities to assess how candidates perform when faced with these tasks. All candidates who complete the workshop will be informed on the 21st September 2022 whether they have been successful in gaining a role or not. For candidates who have not been successful in gaining a role their details will be kept for consideration for future opportunities.

Stage 3

Candidates who have been offered a role will be expected to start their contract with the Police in Wellington on Monday 17th October 2022

Recruitment process summary

Key ActionsDate
Job applications openMonday 11th July 2022
Applications closeWednesday 3rd of August 2022
Email sent confirming if successful or not for next stageFriday 5th August 2022
Final date for completing online assessmentMonday 15th August 2022
Candidates informed if moving on to the workshopThursday 18th August 2022
WorkshopWeek starting 29th August 2022 (to be confirmed)
Notification of contract offer if successfulWednesday 21st September 2022
Start date at NZ PoliceMonday 17th October 2022

Diversity statement

We are at our best when our people work together, achieve results, and look ahead. Everything we do at New Zealand Police is about ensuring people are safe and feel safe. To enable us to deliver on this commitment we are guided by our core values. These values inform the way we work, operate and make decisions. Our values reflect what is important to us and the communities we serve. The values we uphold are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Commitment to Māori and the Treaty, Empathy and Valuing Diversity. A core value of Police is Valuing Diversity. We recognise the value different perspectives and experiences bring to making us better at what we do. We need people with a range of skills, backgrounds and experience levels. Diversity is essential so that we can effectively serve the needs of New Zealand’s communities now and in the future.

For further information please email, 

neurodiversity.employment@autismnz.org.nz

Job Application Form

- Applications close on Wednesday the 3rd of August 2022