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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10715438
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) Closing date: Sunday, 26 November 2017
Job Title: Operational Psychologist
Division: Capability
Branch: Operational Capability
Section: Operational Psychology
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $96,317 - $116,120
Location: Surry Hills - NSW; Melbourne - VIC
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999

Amendments to Notice since Publication

14/11/2017 - Please note that the closing date has been extended.

Job Description


The purpose of the position is to enhance and maximise the intelligence output of the agency in seeking to disrupt nationally significant serious and organised crime with or for our partner agencies. The Operational Psychologist will achieve this through providing expert assessments on individual targets and groups as part of a multi-disciplinary team. These members of staff will also be responsible for assessing the ACIC's covert human sources and directly assisting the ACIC's examination program.

The principal accountabilities and responsibilities include:

• Directly contribute psychological assessments in relation to targeting nationally significant serious and organised crime to support ACIC operations as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
• Provide a psychological assessment and monitoring service for the ACIC’s High Risk Forensic Personnel;
• Directly contribute to the preparation of innovative operational plans to support ACIC collection priorities and targeting activities;
• Contribute to the development of understanding and knowledge in the area of operational psychology in a law enforcement and national security setting;
• Develop and support inter-disciplinary and inter-agency liaison to build and maintain an expert and operational psychology program that is integrated into the ACIC’s operating model and broader partner agency initiatives; and

A relevant post graduate qualification (Investigative/Forensic Psychology) is desirable.


Applicants must be registered (or eligible for registration) as a psychologist nationally.

This is a position of trust. The occupant must satisfy and abide by the Commission’s security requirements, which include Australian citizenship. The occupant must also satisfy a rigorous security assessment by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency and is required to gain and maintain an NV2 clearance. In assessing suitability for employment the ACIC conducts a pre-employment screening process. This requires the applicant to complete a pre-employment screening form for the purpose of character and background checking, and a psychological assessment.

About Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) 

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) was formed to strengthen the ability to respond to crime affecting Australia. The agency, through its investigative, research and information delivery services, works with law enforcement partners to improve the ability to stop criminals exploiting emerging opportunities and perceived gaps in law enforcement information.

The ACIC values workplace diversity and is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment. We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and different backgrounds, and encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature-age people. Should you require special assistance through any stage of the selection process, please contact the recruitment team.

To Apply

Position Contact: Roz, 02 9373 2517
Agency Recruitment Site:
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 PS45-Fri - 03 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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