Investigator, Fraud Intervention Services – Canterbury

Company Name: Ministry of Social Development

Location: Canterbury, NZ

Job Duration: 2021-04-08 to 2021-05-08


Investigator, Fraud Intervention Services – Canterbury

Permanent, Full Time

Based in Christchurch 

As an Investigator you will be responsible for the delivery and management of the Ministry’s responses to benefit and social housing fraud across the Canterbury Region. You’ll be the face of our organisation, using your excellent communication, high level of initiative and sound decision making skills to deliver outcomes.  You will be providing expertise and local knowledge in the development and implementation of local initiative to deter and detect fraud and investigate activity.
As a team, we are committed to providing you with a positive work environment and will work with you to achieve results for the team and you.
You have:

  • highly developed interpersonal skills
  • organisational skills, including caseload management
  • the ability to interpret and apply appropriate policy and legislation
  • risk awareness
  • the ability to network within the Ministry and with outside agencies and the community
  • a full New Zealand driver’s licence and a willingness to travel to fulfil work requirements are essential.  Occasional overnight travel may be required.


Experience in a compliance role, involving investigation and prosecution of offences including the PEACE model of evidential interviewing would be a significant advantage, although not essential as full training will be provided.  A sound working knowledge of Work and Income products would also be an advantage. You will need to be self-motivated, well organised and have a commitment to achieving personal and team goals while operating with the highest of ethical and professional standards.
Remuneration is dependent on relevant work experience and other factors.  The salary range is $64,219 to $88,301 per annum.

How to Apply


Apply online with a CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.  

If you currently work for MSD please apply through your myHR careers portal at work. 


Preference is given to those who hold New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency at the time of application. 
For any further discussion about the role contact 


Applications close: 15 April 2021


Position Description:




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