Intelligence Specialist, Auckland, Air Force

Published 2022-06-30
Expires 2022-07-30
ID #1066579016
Intelligence Specialist, Auckland, Air Force
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Published June 30, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Intelligence specialist

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Test your skills at home and overseas as you learn how to produce accurate intelligence from imagery, electronic signals and geospatial information.


Air Force

Intelligence, IT and Communications


Auckland, Ohakea and Wellington


Upcoming Intake

10 January, 2021

About the role

As an Intelligence Specialist, you will be assisting in the preparation and planning for military air operations. This includes researching, preparing and producing mission data. This may be presented as written reports, oral briefs or programmed software. 

The Intelligence Specialist trade is comprised of two separate specialisations, Geospatial Intelligence Analysts and Electronic Warfare Specialists. 

As a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, you will receive training in the exploitation of satellite, electro-optical, infrared and radar imagery, as well as full motion video. You will also be trained in the use of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) software, enabling you to display and analyse spatial data for the creation of maps and various graphics that supplement intelligence reports.

The Electronic Warfare Specialist is responsible for the analysis, production and programming of data across the electromagnetic spectrum in order to support electronic warfare equipment across the Air Force fleet. A technically challenging role, you will display a keen interest in utilising state-of-the-art equipment and software to analyse complex signals to produce high quality intelligence products. In addition to this, you will be involved in programming aircraft self protection systems that are designed to keep our aircraft and aircrew safe.

The NZDF’s commitment to international peace and security necessitates the deployment of aircraft and military personnel overseas. This can be in support of internationally led peacekeeping missions, or to partake in humanitarian aid and disaster relief requirements. As an Intelligence Specialist, you’ll play a vital role to support these operations either from New Zealand, or deployed within the operating environment.

Job on base
Job on deployment

My job is very diverse. I never have a day that’s the same.

I really enjoy doing the humanitarian aid and disaster relief planning because you feel like you're helping and making a difference in the world.

You will initially be employed at 230 (Mission Support) Squadron in Auckland; home of the RNZAF Intelligence Trade and responsible for mission support to RNZAF Air Operations. At 230 Squadron you will be part of the Mission Support Flight (MSF) team working with either the Geospatial or Electronic Warfare Sections. You can expect to spend at least six to eight years at 230 Squadron during which time you will support operations and deployments both overseas and within New Zealand.

Over your career you may also complete six to twelve month exchanges with other NZDF and allied units. Options for overseas posts are also feasible along with ongoing opportunities for deployment. Intelligence Specialists continue to grow their skills throughout their career and will increasingly become involved in the management and coordination of staff; rising to become a Section Commander and ultimately potentially head up the Intelligence Team at 230 Squadron.

Salary and benefits

Careers in the Air Force are well-rewarded, as well as being diverse and exciting. As you become more experienced and move up through the ranks, gaining additional skills and qualifications, you will see your salary rise accordingly.


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Benefits and allowances

On top of your basic salary you can expect something called Military Factor. This provides you with significant extra financial rewards because of the commitment you've made to serve your country.
When comparing your salary to a civilian career, it is worth remembering that there are many additional benefits in the Air Force that will make your money go further.

Free medical and dental
Access to subsidised equipment on base
Subsidised food on base
Competitive superannuation, up to 4% with KiwiSaver
Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels
Entry requirements
Fitness and medical
Period of Service
You must be 17 Years 8 Months or Older on Date of Enlistment
Be an NZ Citizen
Meet the citizenship & security requirements to gain TSV security clearance for this trade.
You must pass a full Psychological Assessment
Complete a 10 year background history check that can be checked with the New Zealand authorities to obtain high level security clearance.
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    1) Collects, records, analyzes, and disseminates tactical, strategic, or technical intelligence information: Segregates and records incoming intelligence data according to type of data to facilitate comparison, study, and accessibility. 2) Prepares and analyzes information concerning strength, equipment, location, disposition, organization, and movement of enemy forces. 3) Assists intelligence officers in analysis and selection of aerial bombardment targets. 4) Compiles intelligence information to be used in preparing situation maps, charts, visual aids, briefing papers, reports, and publications. 5) Briefs and debriefs ground or aviation personnel prior to and after missions. 6) Maintains intelligence libraries, including maps, charts, documents, and other items. 7) Plans or assists superiors in planning and supervising intelligence activities of unit assigned. 8) May examine source materials and compile terrain intelligence, such as condition of travel routes over land, port facilities, and sources of water, sand, gravel, rock, and timbers.

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