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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10743727
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) Closing date: Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Job Title: Senior Psychologist
Division: Chief Operating Officer
Branch: People, Security & Integrity
Section: Organisational Psychology
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $99,717 - $120,219
Location: Barton - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 50002218

Job Description


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is seeking a Senior Psychologist to be a part of our Organisational Psychology Team.

The role of the Senior Psychologist is to support the Manager, Organisational Psychology to maintain a range of psychological services in support of the business and operational objectives of the ACIC. The Organisational Psychology team provides psychological services to assist in assessing suitability, professional standards and other people-related aftercare.

Some of the accountabilities and responsibilities for this role include:
• Conducting organisational suitability psychological assessments drawing on best practice evidence and research.
• Managing a panel of contract psychologists including quality assurance of their work, provision of feedback and training in assessment procedures and standards.
• Devising evidence-based improvements that align with legislative and ACIC guidelines.
• Developing and delivering tailored mental health awareness workshops to specialised teams across the ACIC.
• Working collaboratively with the Personnel Security team to streamline processes and deliver efficient services to ACIC work areas.
• Developing effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to manage sensitivities, ensure the delivery of services that meet the needs of the ACIC and to promote the ACIC’s psychological services.
• Designing and conducting annual assessments and psychological debriefing sessions with ACIC employees in high-risk roles.
• Providing solution-focused recommendations and support strategies to members of the Executive, other managers and ACIC employees.
• Formulating policy and procedures, including performing research relevant to organisational psychology services.
• Assisting the Manager, Organisational Psychology in the delivery of organisational psychology services across the ACIC.


To perform the duties of this position, the occupant must possess tertiary qualifications in psychology and registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Additionally it is desirable that the Senior Psychologist has clinical endorsement.

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 an NV1 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.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing opportunity may be offered for 12 months initially, with the possibility of extension up to 3 years.

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: Sara, (02) 6268 7527
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 PS06-Tue - 05 Feb 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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