Arms Vetter (4230241) - Wellington Region

$62,670 - $70,604 yearly
  • NZ Police
  • Wellington / Kapiti Coast / Wairarapa
  • 20 Sep, 2022
Fixed Term Government, Defence and Council

Job Description

Kaiwhiri | Vetter – Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa | New Zealand Police

  • Based across Wellington Region - which includes wider Kapiti, Wairarapa & Greater Wellington Areas (See
  • Band D – Salary from $62,670 - $70,604
  • Fixed Term contract until June 2023
  • Job Req ID  4230241

E rapuhia ana tētahi tūnga e kitea ai tō tino angitūtanga? | Looking for a role that will give you a real sense of personal achievement?

As a Vetter within a dedicated national firearms team, you will play an integral role improving public safety by stopping firearms falling into the wrong hands and reducing the risk of anyone becoming victims of firearms crime. 

Directly supporting the district firearms licensing team, your role as Vetter is to determine an applicant’s suitability to be issued with a New Zealand Firearm’s Licence.

The role sees you extensively screening and interviewing licence applicants and their referees, as you work alongside the greater district-based team.  You will also be following legal requirements to assess firearm security setups in the applicants’ homes.

Great interview and report writing skills, a keen eye for detail and service centric skills, but no knowledge of firearms or of the Arms Act and Regulations? We are not expecting you to have these skills as you’ll be continuously trained and supported with all you need to thrive in the role.

At Police we foster a high-performing culture where people are supported and enabled to do their best, where you have options to work flexibly (from home, and from a police building), and where health and wellbeing are paramount.  A core value of Police is Valuing Diversity. We recognise the value different perspectives and experiences bring to making us better at what we do.

We are looking for people with a wide range of skills, backgrounds, life skills and levels of experience.


Takohanga Matua | Key Accountabilities:

  • Interviewing applicant and referees and carrying out onsite inspections on private premises
  • Inventory checks of firearms held by dealers
  • Efficient processing of applications and reporting on security of each license application
  • Contributing to team goals. 

Mōu Ake | What you’ll bring

We are open as to your career background; however, we place high importance on the alignment of your values with ours and your ability to contribute to a high performing team.

Applicants need to be able to work in New Zealand and complete the Police vetting process.

Local travel is a requirement of this position as is the capacity to work in the early evenings, in order to meet with individuals who may be unavailable during the day. A full driver's license and reliable transport are essential as you will be required to use your personal vehicle for work purposes (costs will be reimbursed).

Your flexibility to work a combination from home and from your local Police Station is required.

This role is set at an Individual Contributorlevel: this means your key purpose is to deliver (or enable others to deliver) “Our Business”.

 We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level.

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How to apply 

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