Librarian – NZDF

What you will do

The Base Library is responsible for the provision of library services to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and the wider Naval Community. It also provides both an intranet and internet connection facility.

In this role you will be accountable to the Base Commander through the Naval Community Organisation Manager for the management, maintenance and provision of a recreational and professional collection of books, periodicals and audio visual materials. This collection is designed and selected to meet the needs of the RNZN personnel and the wider Naval Community.

What we need

We are seeking a person with proven experience in managing a Library collection (including books, periodicals, audio visual and vertical files) ensuring everything is receipted, catalogued, processed, stored and maintained in accordance with best practice and Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa library guidelines. You will have experience of researching and purchasing new stock according to allocated annual budgets and have relevant experience in sharing resources and networking between Libraries.

In terms of administration you are an excellent planner with very good organisation and time management skills. You have a good foundation of general administration skills, experience in the financial management of a purchasing budget and a good level of proficiency with the MS Office suite of programmes. SAP knowledge would be an advantage. Providing excellent customer service is important to you and you value the relationships you build and maintain through this. Being a sole charge role we are seeking a person who is self-managing, proactive and able to take responsibility for decisions made.

Who we are

The Naval Community Organisation (NCO) purpose, in the wider RNZN organisation is to provide and be responsible for comprehensive well-being services, support, advice and information to the naval community and in doing so contribute to the navy’s effectiveness in reaching its strategic human resources goals i.e. bringing the Naval community together. Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us

By joining our team you are making a great career decision. A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life
  • Inspired to go to the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF!

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.

Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Wednesday 17 July 2019.
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Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.