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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10718434
Australian Federal Police Closing date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Job Title: Digital Forensic Examiner
Division: Forensics
Branch: Specialist Operations
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $60,876 - $99,869
Location: Majura - ACT; Perth - WA; Adelaide - SA; Brisbane - QLD; Sydney - NSW; Melbourne - VIC
Agency Classification: AFP Band 3 - AFP Band 6
Position No: VRN 0999/17

Job Description


Applications quoting relevant vacancy reference number must be lodged by 4pm (AEDT) 15 February 2018.

Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane

AFP Broadband 3-6 $60,876 - $99,869

Are you interested in:
• Computer, mobile phone and network investigations
• E-Discovery
• Data analytics
• Programming
• Automation
• App development
• Systems administration
• Database administration
• Information Security
• Internet of Things
• Reverse engineering
• Electronics, hardware testing and repair
• Industrial control systems

Applications are sought from motivated individuals for the role of Australian Federal Police Digital Forensic Examiner. Positions are available for trainee, junior and senior level examiners in major cities across Australia.

Trainee level examiners are not expected to have any prior experience in digital forensics, but will possess strong cognitive ability, technical aptitude and a willingness to learn.

Successful applicants will join AFP Forensics as part of the Specialist Operations portfolio. Using their skills and knowledge they will assist AFP operations in gaining access to, locating, and analysing digital evidence.

More information on what we do can be found on the Forensics website

Digital Forensics Examiners come from diverse backgrounds possessing a broad range of skills and knowledge which provide a unique set of capabilities in support of AFP investigations and operations.

Upon entry, members will commence a training and development pathway, which consists of extensive formal and on the job training to perform their duties.

The Digital Forensic Examiner role is currently classified as an operations working pattern with standard 6 weeks annual leave in accordance with the current Enterprise Agreement which can be found on the website.

As part of the application process, all applicants will be required to complete an unsupervised cognitive ability assessment designed to measure verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning. Please note if you are successful through this gateway, you will be required to validate your unsupervised result in a supervised environment.

Those indicating to apply for junior and senior level examiner will complete additional personality and emotional intelligence tests.

During the natural course of duties to find evidence, examiners may be exposed to highly stressful or offensive material and therefore successful applicants will be given a baseline psychological assessment.

Applicants who proceed to the interview stage will also be given a scenario to complete. During this process, they will be assessed against the role scope and AFP work level standards in determining which pay band they would be engaged at.

These positions require a Negative Vetting 2 security clearance or the ability to obtain one.

Contact Officer: Nathan Green (02) 9286 4146



The AFP’s application process for non-policing vacancies consists of two-steps for non-AFP employees. (Existing AFP employees only need to undertake step 1 of the process).

Preliminary step: It is strongly recommended that you take action now to obtain a copy or copies of your driving history through the relevant local motor registry or Road Traffic Authority.

Step 1 Application:
• applicants complete and submit an online application;
• resumes and any other relevant documentation are to be uploaded to the application form and submitted before the closing time; and
• once your application has been submitted you will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the application with instructions on how to access the AFP Employment Suitability Questionnaire.

Step 2 AFP Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ):
The ESQ is the tool in which applicant’s character is assessed against the employment character standards.
Following the instructions contained in the email from AFP Recruitment confirming receipt of your application, the ESQ must be completed and submitted within 14 calendar days after the closing date of the applications.

Traffic History:
All applicants are required to obtain a copy of their Traffic History. If you have resided in different states or territories, you must supply a traffic history from each state or territory. You are required to include 10 years of traffic history and not older than 3 months from date of application. If you have a traffic history report from more than one state or territory, you will need to scan all documents and attach to your application as one.

Traffic history information is available from the local Motor Registry in your state or territory. Do not upload individual infringement notices or unofficial documentation.

You are required to inform the Recruitment Team ( of any offences, infringements or police charges that occur during the recruitment process.

Omitting to supply relevant details may jeopardise your application.

If you do not currently hold, and have never held, a driver’s licence you should upload a Statutory Declaration providing this information.

If you have lived overseas, or have travelled extensively, please provide a Statutory Declaration stating the period you held a licence and listing any traffic offences. If you did not hold a licence during this period, please provide a Statutory Declaration stating this information. Statutory Declarations can be found online.

You need to allow two to three weeks to get access to this information as a minimum. It is recommended that you request these reports at the commencement of your application.
Once the ESQ has been completed applicants will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the ESQ.
Interested applicants should refer to the Applicant Information Pack for details on the inherent requirements, employment character standards and required documentation to ensure they are best prepared to submit an application.

If you have any questions about the ESQ or Traffic History, please contact AFP Recruitment on (02) 6131 5555.

For more information about the AFP’s Employment Character Standards, please go to:

For information on these positions, and other employment opportunities in the AFP, please visit our website or ring the contact officer.

About Australian Federal Police 

The mission of the AFP is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.

As an inclusive organisation, the AFP provides opportunity for all Australians to fairly gain employment in the AFP. We appreciate that everyone is unique and acknowledge that diversity in thought leads to greater transparency and improved consideration in our decision making. To support our employees we also provide flexible work arrangements.

To Apply

Position Contact: Nathan Green, (02) 9286 4146
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS01-Thu - 04 Jan 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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