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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10739119
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) Closing date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Division: Chief Operating Officer
Section: Executive
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Barton - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 50000639

Job Description


Reporting to CEO, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for the daily corporate operations of the agency, leading the delivery of the agency’s various business operations and its budget in accordance with ACIC strategic plan to ensure that the agency delivers high level outcomes to its partners and the Commonwealth government.

The role of the COO is to provide substantial business acumen, vision and direction that will develop and sustain comprehensive short, medium and long-term goals for agency performance and growth, including drive organisational, business and cultural change through the executive in a law enforcement and/or intelligence environment.

The COO is directly accountable for, but not limited to the following principle agency functions:

• Finance, Property and Procurement;
• People Security and Integrity;
• Legal Services;
• Project Management Office (PMO);
• Business Strategy and Innovation

The Chief Operating Officer must have an exceptionally high level of judgement, a commitment to innovation, and a strong understanding of the agency’s environment both corporate and operational.



Ability to obtain and maintain a PV security clearance.

This is a position of trust. The occupant must satisfy and abide by the ACIC’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 a PV 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: Paul, 02 6268 7201
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 PS47-Thu - 22 Nov 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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