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Home Affairs Vacancy N.N. 10701324
Department of Home Affairs Closing date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Job Title: Australian Border Force - Temporary Employment Register 2017
Division: Various
Branch: Various
Section: Various
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $53,937 - $128,120
Location: Various locations in SA - SA; Various locations in WA - WA; Various locations in the NT - NT
Classification: APS Level 3, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999

Job Description


The Australian Border Force (ABF) has been established as the new front-line operational agency within the Department reflecting a greater focus on the border as a strategic national asset.

We consider the border not to be a purely physical barrier separating nation states, but a complex continuum stretching offshore and onshore, including the overseas, maritime, physical border and domestic dimensions of the border.

Treating the border as a continuum allows an integrated, layered approach to provide border management in depth— working ahead of and behind the border, as well as at the border, to manage threats and take advantage of opportunities. By applying an intelligence-led model and working with our partner agencies across the border continuum, we deliver effective border control over who and what has the right to enter or exit, and under what conditions.

The ABF structure comprises two Groups - the Operations Group and the Support Group.

The Operations Group has responsibilities for all operational activity relating to the management of travellers, goods and cargo throughout the border continuum.

The Support Group has responsibility for providing planning, support and specialist services to ensure operational continuity across the border continuum and the operational management responsibility for detention services management including health, detention estate management, and regional processing and settlement.

We look for people who are:
• Able to work across a range of fast paced, high volume work areas
• Committed to the highest levels of ethical behaviour, integrity and professionalism
• Committed to the values and behaviours of the organisation
• Committed to developing their skills and knowledge
• Committed to client service and responsive to requests; and
• Committed to community engagement and protection.

There may be opportunities across our workforce that we can offer on a temporary basis. This includes opportunities in Headquarters (Canberra) as well as in metropolitan and remote locations in all states and territories. Working with the ABF on a temporary basis will allow you to gain valuable insight into the work undertaken by the organisation and gain excellent on-the-job experience should you wish to pursue a career with the ABF on a permanent basis.

The Temporary Employment Register - Australian Border Force is open for candidates to submit an expression of interest for employment with the ABF. The Register enables us to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals at short notice for non-ongoing or temporary positions.

If you are specifically interested in working as an irregular and intermittent (IIE) employee on a casual basis, please refer to the targeted register for these frontline, operational positions.

Your registration will remain active until 31 December 2017. After this time you will need to submit a new expression of interest by re-applying.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports staff to reach their full potential.


In order to be employed in the Australian Border Force, you must be:
• an Australian Citizen;
• 18 years or over;
• able to obtain and maintain an Employment Suitability Clearance (ESC) and a minimum Baseline security clearance from the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA)
• able to meet medical and fitness standards relevant to the role; and
• willing and able to work across a range of domains and locations as required, including undertaking work outside of standard business hours if operational requirements demand.



Employment opportunities may be offered on a full time or part time basis depending on business needs and requirements, for a specified term up to 18 months.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

The term of this contract may be for an initial period of up to 18 months.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

About Department of Home Affairs 

The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions. The Department of Home Affairs includes the entirety of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It also includes national security, emergency management and criminal justice functions from the Attorney-General's Department; the Office of Transport Security from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; multicultural affairs from the Department of Social Services; and the counter-terrorism coordination and cyber security policy functions from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS07-Tue - 14 Feb 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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