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Home Affairs Vacancy N.N. 10738777
Department of Home Affairs Closing date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Job Title: Assistant Secretary Integrity and Professional Standards
Division: Integrity, Security and Assurance
Branch: Integrity and Professional Standards
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 60007431

Job Description


The Department of Home Affairs, which was establshed in December 2017, is responsible for centrally coordinated strategy and policy leadership in relation to domestic and national security arrangements, law enforcement, counter-terrorism, social cohesion, emergency management, the protection of our sovereignty and the integrity of our border, and the resilience of our national infrastructure. The Department of Home Affairs also delivers the full spectrum of visa and citizenship services previously undertaken by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, including strengthening the cohesiveness of Australian society through our migration program.

The Department is seeking to fill the role of Assistant Secretary Integrity and Professional Standards.

The Assistant Secretary Integrity and Professional Standards is responsible for:

- Overseeing the Department’s compliance with the Professional Standard Framework, development and implementation of integrity policies, management of integrity related operations, provision of integrity advice and training.
- Managing and reporting on the Department’s compliance with the requirements Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework.
- Managing integrity investigations and working closely with internal stakeholders including the Department and Australian Border Force Executive.
- Promoting a strong, professional and unified approach to the delivery of Integrity and Professonal Standard’s functions and services.
- Building, promoting and managing relationships and communications associated with integrity matters with external stakeholders including the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.
- Managing change and promoting continuous improvement in the Department’s Professional Standards Framework.
- Providing status reports including immediate advice to the Executive regarding issues that may increase the integrity risk to the Department.

To be a strong contender for this important appointment, you will need to be an experienced leader and manager, ideally, in law enforcement agencies. Your well-honed stakeholder management skills will be complemented by an impressive strategic perspective, senior level policy advisory and leadership skills, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect. Qualifications and experience in an appropriate profession relating to the role are desirable.



The successful candidate must be an Australian citizen, successfully undergo the Department’s Employment Suitability Clearance process and must establish and maintain a security clearance at a minimum level of Negative Vetting 2.


It is essential that you obtain the candidate information pack before applying by emailing

About Department of Home Affairs 

‘Working together to ensure that Australia is prosperous, secure and united’

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.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: SES Unit, 02 6264 3445
Position Contact: Mark Brown, 02 6264 1427
Apply Address: Please send applications to the SES Unit at
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 PS47-Mon - 19 Nov 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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