Aviation Security Officer, Queenstown

Salaried Full Time

Queenstown, NZ, 9349

Aviation Security Officer 
Aviation Security Service | Queenstown Airport

$72,187 per annum | Full-Time

Start date: July 2024


These vacancies relate to frontline roles within Aviation Security at the Civil Aviation Authority. 

About the role 


New Zealand borders are back open and we are experiencing a huge growth in travel, so now is a great time to join us as an Aviation Security Officer (ASO). We have several permanent positions available for our intake commencing in July 2024.


As an ASO you’ll be responsible for:

  • Carrying out pre-flight security screening and hold baggage screening of departing passengers and their baggage. 
  • Using a variety of equipment and processes to ensure safety within the aerodrome is not compromised. 
  • Perform mobile, foot and static patrols in assigned areas.
  • Carrying out checks to ensure ID cards are displayed appropriately in security areas.
  • Prevent breaches of aviation security and safety in assigned areas.


We offer a comprehensive six-week training period where you get paid to learn and come out with a NZQA Level 4 qualification. Our training is classroom based as well as on the job experience in our operation. We hope you like to travel as 3 weeks of our training programme is based in Christchurch or Auckland (August/September) and it's important you can commit to attending. 


Why join us?

Aviation Security Officers have a starting base-salary of $72,187 per annum. In addition to 20 days of annual leave and 12 days sick leave per annum, our Aviation Security Officers are entitled to shift workers and AvSec holiday leave, excellent training, free parking, and full uniform. 


We invest in our people by supporting growth and development within the organisation. The Authority embraces diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive environment where our people feel respected, safe, and valued for their unique contribution.


To check out all our benefits and entry requirements, click on the link below.
Aviation security careers | aviation.govt.nz 

About you


We are looking for people who want to contribute to keeping the skies of Aotearoa New Zealand safe and secure. Our people enjoy working on their feet in a job that has variety and are able to communicate with people from all walks of life. You will need to be a problem solver, have good situational awareness and excellent time management skills. We work a 6/3 shift pattern (three early shifts, three late shifts and three days off) seven days a week, which can provide great work/life balance and free up your time to pursue your own personal interests.


To be considered for a career with AvSec, you must meet the following pre-requisites:


  • New Zealand/Australian citizenship or New Zealand residency.
  • Willing to comply with all required Health and Safety procedures.
  • Medically and physically fit and willing to undertake a medical assessment by a licensed practitioner.
  • Able to work a shift pattern of 6 days on and 3 days off (with early starts and late finishes).
  • Possess a full clean New Zealand driver's licence


To be considered for the July 2024 intake, you must be available to attend an evening Assessment Centre in person, as well as a daytime face-to-face interview in Queenstown if selected to progress, during mid to late April/early May 2024.


Due to the requirements of the role those with colour vision deficiencies, recent serious injuries or criminal convictions will not be considered.


About us


There is a good chance we've already met if you’ve travelled by air. Aviation Security Service (AvSec) is the Government provider of aviation security in Aotearoa New Zealand, operating at our six major airports: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill. 


As a safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority exists to enable safe flight for social connections, and economic benefit for New Zealand. We believe in keeping people safe and secure in the air, enabling participation in the aviation system, and making a difference to New Zealand aviation. We achieve this through regulatory oversight of the aviation industry and frontline security at our airports.


The Authority embraces diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive environment where our people feel respected, safe, and valued for their unique contribution. The foundation for achieving this is our values:


Me mahi tahi – Collaboration  |  We work together to achieve and succeed.

Me mahi pono – Transparency  |  We are open and honest communicators.

Me mahi tika – Integrity  |  We do the right thing.

Me manaaki – Respect  |  We treat all people with consideration and kindness.

Kia tū rangatira ai – Professionalism  |  We act in a way that brings credit to ourselves and our organisation.


If you like what you have read, apply now! 


If you have any questions about this role, please contact recruitment@avsec.govt.nz. For more information, please refer to the position description, or visit our careers page. There are regular intakes for this role that we may be able to place you on, in order to work with any pre-booked leave, you may have. If you have any questions about this process, please get in touch with the Recruitment Advisor during the application process.


PLEASE NOTE: Queenstown is currently experiencing a significant shortage of available rental accommodation options.  If you are applying from outside of the Queenstown Lakes area, you will be asked in your application to confirm that you have accommodation within reasonable commuting distance of the airport.


To be considered, please apply online with a current resume and cover letter.

Applications close Thursday 25/04/2024. 

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