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The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised Government agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting  serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe, and we employ an excellent team to ensure we do just that.

We are based in Auckland with about 50 employees - 90 percent of whom have a frontline role. The central city office consists of forensic accountants, investigators, lawyers, business services and investigation support specialists.

Maintaining a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture is important at the SFO. Appointments are based on merit and all employees have a responsibility to promote a work culture in which all people, whatever their gender, ethnic or social background, sexual orientation or role – are valued and treated equitably and with respect.

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Electronic Forensic Investigator

This is a new and exciting role to provide electronic forensic services to a small number of Government agencies: Immigration New Zealand, the Financial Markets Authority and the Commerce Commission. Each of these agencies is financially supporting this new position on a ‘club-funded’ basis.

The investigator will be an employee of the Serious Fraud Office but work on a day-to-day basis from the NZ Customs electronic forensic unit in Auckland.

What will you do?

  • Undertake the acquisition and analysis of electronic media for the agencies
  • Work closely with each of the agencies to meet their investigation needs
  • Provide any advice and support the agencies require relating to the electronic forensic components of their investigations.  

Your background

  • Ideally three years of experience in electronic forensics
  • Experience in using electronic forensic software including EnCase, Forensic Explorer, Cellebrite, XRY
  • Ideally a CompTIA A+ certification
  • Ability to learn fast, think on your feet, multitask task and be a natural problem solver
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate with a technical and non-technical audience
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and demands
  • Proven ability to work with stakeholders.

Other candidate requirements

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Meet NZ Customs’ minimum physical fitness standards

Obtain and maintain a national security clearance.

What it’s like to work here?

Both the NZ Customs and SFO electronic forensic teams are close knit, motivated teams who can assist with your long-term learning and development, including internationally recognised qualifications.

This is a new role so you will be expected to hit the ground running. You will be dealing with a variety of cases so no two days will be the same. In return you will be awarded a fantastic role working with reputable organisations and genuinely make a difference!

While the position is based in Auckland, travel throughout New Zealand will be a requirement of this role.

What’s next?

If you are interested in this role or you would like further information please send resume and details to

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Closing date: 5.00pm on Friday 6 July 2018