Working for the IGIS




Everyone working for the IGIS must be security cleared ("vetted") to the highest level, as utmost integrity and trustworthiness is required. They must also be either NZ citizens or hold appropriate residency status.

The IGIS is an equal opportunity employer.  The staff come from predominantly legal backgrounds bringing a diverse range of life and work experiences.


The IGIS Office comprises the Inspector-General, Deputy Inspector-General, Investigating Officers, IT Manager/Security Advisor and an Office Manager/ Executive Assistant.

Current Vacancies


Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment as the Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS).

Under Section 157 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 the IGIS and Deputy IGIS are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the House of Representatives. Appointment will be for a term up to three years and may be renewed.

A position description and application forms are available from the Ministry of Justice website link). Expressions of interest are sought by Wednesday 7 April 2021.



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