Cash-in-Transit Officer

Legal definition for licensing – Property Guard

The role of a Cash-in-Transit Officer is to facilitate the safe and secure transport of cash and other valuables between customer premises, banksairports and security company processing centres. 

Cash-in-Transit services may also include the servicing and replenishment of ATM’s and secure transportation of items such as jewellery. 

Services are normally provided in high security vehicles. 

Mandatory Training (Unit Standards 27360, 27361 and 27364) is required for this role.

Career level

Mid career

Pay rate

$25 to $35 per hour

  • To be clearly visible
  • To be vigilant
  • To respond quickly and correctly during a crisis
  • Observing and reporting
  • Strictly following documented procedures and processes
  • Maintain a high level of customer service with customers and public
  • Adhere to agreed communication protocols
Role Requirements
  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Must be able to work irregular hours (24 x 7 industry)
  • Must be confident and capable of working in a confined space (vehicle)
  • Must be confident and capable of working in high security environments
  • Must have reasonable fitness
  • Must have a clean criminal record
  • Must hold a NZ Drivers Licence
  • Must have good written and spoken English
  • Requirement to complete mandatory training requirements to obtain Certificate of Approval to work in industry (3-month window to complete)
Skill Sets & Role Fit
  • Roles are non-gender and age specific
  • Good observation skills
  • Customer service focused
  • Comfortable and confident in speaking to others
  • Take pride in appearance (most roles require wearing of uniform)
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work in a high security environment
Working Conditions
  • Roles may be full-time, part-time or casual
  • Roles may involve working shifts and/or working nights
  • Role requires driving, multi locations and exposure to elements (when outside of vehicle)
Industry Training
  • Mandatory Training (Unit Standards 27360, 27361 and 27364)
  • NZCiS Level 3 (New Zealand Certificate in Security)
Indicative Pay Scales
  • Entry level – mid $20’s per hour
  • Mid-level – $27 to $30 per hour
  • High level – $30 to $35 per hour
Industry Pathway Opportunities
  • Senior Officer 
  • Supervisor 
  • Security Trainer 
  • Operations Manager 
Other Sector Pathway Opportunities
  • Corrections 
  • Police 

This website is in an initiative of NZ Security Association, developed to promote the wide range of security careers on offer in New Zealand. The security industry is a growing sector with a range of exciting career pathways for you to progress through.