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Inspector,Monitoring & Inspection

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

The Civil Aviation Authority and the Aviation Security Service offer distinctively different career opportunities and embrace diverse talent. All jobs at the Authority contribute to ensuring safe and secure skies to help New Zealand fly.

The Civil Aviation Authority is the regulatory arm of our organisation and the Aviation Security Service is the nationwide provider for aviation security.


  • Seek assurance that participants are operating safely and compliant with relevant regulatory requirements.
  • High level of technical skill and experience in an aviation operational setting is required
  • Permanent role based in Wellington.


We’re looking for great people to join the Authority in our vision of keeping New Zealand’s skies safe and secure.


About the role


As an Inspector in our Monitoring and Inspection Unit, you will be responsible for undertaking monitoring and inspection activities at either a system, sector or participant level. This will seek assurance that aviation businesses are operating safely, effectively identifying and managing their safety risks, and are carrying out their responsibilities. Our Inspectors also provide specialist support to other operational units to support broader Authority objectives.


This is a permanent role be based in Wellington and the salary band for this position starts from $112,171 to $156,711 with a mid-range being $131,259. Starting salaries will be based on knowledge, skills and experience the successful candidate brings to the role and relativities across the organisation.


What we’re looking for


To be successful in this role you will possess a high level of technical skill and experience in an aviation operational setting and be able to apply this to your regulatory work at the Authority.


Your supportive interpersonal skills mean that you will be able to engage effectively with aviation businesses to inform and influence the management of risk. You will be respected by others for your integrity, professionalism and aviation experience and be passionate about improving aviation safety performance. Your systems thinking approach combined with your ability to think critically will be of benefit in your day to day work.


You will bring a sound understanding of the New Zealand civil aviation, and health and safety, legislative and regulatory frameworks, an awareness of equivalent foreign requirements and experience in applying formal risk management systems.


You will hold or has held a relevant ICAO recognised aviation document e.g. pilot licence (CPL or ATPL) or aircraft maintenance engineer licence (AMEL), or has equivalent military experience.


Why join us?


If you are passionate about increasing a broader understanding of aviation safety and security across a wider audience and channels, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and us. We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.


To view our benefits, and learn more about us, our values and why we would love you to join us, click on the link below.


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Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and Cover Letter.


We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.


For more information on the role please view the position description or contact the Recruitment team at


Applications close Sunday, 26 November 2023.