Verification Officer - Multiple Locations

Date:  23-Sep-2022

Auckland, NZ, 0610

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Deliver specialist verification activities to support robust visa decisions
  • Provide advice to visa decisions makers on risk management strategies
  • Enjoy working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment
  • Permanent opportunity based at multiple locations across Manukau, Henderson, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Porirua and Christchurch.
  • Salary range $68,875 - $80,098

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

Our Verification Officers are part of a global network that supports immigration decisions and provides specialist verification activities including interviews and site visits using intelligence information to support robust decisions on visa applications. This is a specialist role and will act as a verification reference point for customer facing staff to call upon.

The Verification Officer provides high level analysis on risk, issues and trends arising from markets which may affect the integrity of the immigration system. The Verification Officer also provides advice to visa decision makers on appropriate risk management strategies.

Utilising strong investigative techniques, you will be responsible for determining the authenticity of information presented and advise on immigration related decisions accordingly. Strong analytical skills and the ability to make timely, informed communications will be essential to be successful in this role.

Risk & Verification acknowledges the benefits of diversity. A strong background in understanding diverse cultures, particularly in our regional markets, will be of benefit in the role. We encourage those from culturally diverse backgrounds, or those with a strong knowledge of other relevant cultural practices, to apply for these roles.

Working collaboratively with external agencies and on and offshore staff, you will develop strong professional relationships to leverage positive and timely immigration related outcomes.

In return we offer:

  • Interesting and challenging work.
  • Working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment.
  • A varied role where no two days are the same.
  • Amazing opportunity for career progression and development.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:

  • Previous verification experience.
  • Strong regional or market knowledge, or a familiarity with particular cultural practices that are reflected in our regional markets.
  • Strong and effective interviewing techniques.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new information or areas of work.
  • A proactive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to quickly establish, understand and build strong working relationships.
  • Clear, logical, and articulate communication style.
  • A working knowledge of security in the government sector & management of classified information would be advantageous but not a requirement. 
  • Well-developed written communication and report writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of fraud trends & verification techniques would be advantageous.
  • In-depth knowledge of concepts and profiling.
  • A full NZ driver’s licence is preferred.  Consideration will be given to those who only hold a restricted NZ driver’s licence with a view to getting a full NZ driver’s licence within 12 months.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification is preferred and/or extensive and comparable experience in immigration, law enforcement, or a risk management environment.
  • Must hold or be able to gain practicing Immigration Warrant.

    Applicants must hold Citizenship or Permanent Residence visa to be eligible to apply for roles within Immigration New Zealand.

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE -

About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Nik Sharma at quoting ref MBIE/8534 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on Friday, 7 October 2022