Working for Us

Current vacancies

Who are we?

Our backgrounds may be different, but we are united by a common desire to make aviation safe for everyone. Our previous careers range from aviators to engineers, policy advisers to corporate professionals. All of us working together to make a new kind of regulator.

Many of us are on our second career so we’re not wet around the ears. Having said that, we also boast some of the sharpest young minds around.

The projects we work on affect all New Zealanders, both directly and indirectly. Some projects are in real time and some are long-term and wide-ranging. We want to embrace and enhance our diversity so if you think you may not fit the mould for any reason other than your great experience and qualifications - talk to us; let’s try and break that mould!

Our Vision

CAA Roadmap

The CAA Roadmap (6 MB)

The Authority Roadmap is a graphic representation of our vision for the future. We believe in keeping people safe, helping New Zealand grow and making a difference. We’re living our beliefs by enabling a vibrant aviation system, supported by the right regulatory framework and the right aviation security services. We can take pride in our beliefs.

Graeme Harris, Director of Civil Aviation

What it Means to be a Regulator

Photo of jet airliner

Working for New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority

(Youtube 3:09)


Code of Conduct (PDF 409 KB)

Our Core Behaviours (PDF 205 KB)



Some of the Great Benefits of Working With Us

  • Modern, light and airy work environment, next to the railway station
  • Short walk from the CBD and the beautiful Wellington waterfront
  • Our shared goal of ‘Safe and Secure Skies – To Help New Zealand Fly’
  • Opportunities for further professional development
  • Strong focus on employee wellbeing
  • Active Social Club
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses
  • Long service leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted healthcare insurance for Southern Cross

How to Apply for a Job With Us

Follow the link on the advertisement to email your application. Please quote the vacancy number, and attach your CV (preferably as an MS Word document), or alternatively, you can paste the information into the application form.

Ensure your application is returned to us by the closing date, as late applications may not be accepted.

We shortlist applications based on the competencies in the position description, so when you apply, consider the competencies and experience identified, and make sure you highlight your skills and experience in your application.

Include referees who can be contacted by telephone or email. Written references are unnecessary.

Guidelines for Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

You should include the following items in your CV. This will enable us to accurately assess your suitability for the position:

  1. Your name, address, and contact telephone numbers
  2. The name of the position you are applying for, eg, Safety Investigator
  3. Relevant experience
    A summary of your relevant experience that proves you have the skills to do the job that you are applying for. Before you write this section, read the position description thoroughly. The CAA uses specific key competencies as well as skills, experience and qualifications as a basis for shortlisting. So you should identify the key competencies/attributes you will need for the position, eg, customer service experience, supervisory skills, and use them as headings for your relevant experience section. You should also be prepared to speak about these if you are invited to an interview.
  4. Employment history
    List your employment history, starting with your most recent employment. State the name of the position, the name of the employer and a brief description of your role and responsibilities.
  5. Qualifications
    List your qualifications and any educational programmes you are currently involved in. Do not include copies of qualifications and certificates. Please include the date you received your qualification and the educational institution you attended.
  6. References/referees
    Do not include copies of references. These will be asked for if you are shortlisted for the position. List the names of three referees who are available and able to make comment on your ability to do the job. List their names, addresses and phone numbers. We will never contact referees without your prior consent.

Living in New Zealand

If you are not currently a New Zealand resident you may want to find out a little more about living in New Zealand. To help we have provided links to these web sites: New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) is a site designed for business migrants to New Zealand. Use the links section to find information on just about any aspect of living in New Zealand is an official tourism site for New Zealand gives information on living and working in Wellington (where the CAA is located). Wellington is New Zealand’s Capital city. The Wellington region offers excellent lifestyle choices from inner city apartment living (with excellent restaurants, theatre and galleries) to rural living within easy commuting distance. Outdoor recreational opportunities are outstanding.