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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10748062
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) Closing date: Monday, 22 April 2019
Job Title: National Registrar Covert Operations
Division: Capability Directorate
Branch: Human Intelligence Capability
Section: Covert Operations
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $124,585 - $140,369
Location: Barton - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999

Job Description


The National Registrar Covert Operations supports the Senior Advisor Human Intelligence Capability with the strategic direction and development of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission's (ACIC) Covert Operations. The occupant of this position has national responsibilities for the coordination, administration, policy and operational practice of the ACIC’s human source, undercover capability, capability protection, and capability assurance. This role ensures that there is a common operating practice throughout the ACIC and that tactical deployments are conducted with proper and sound governance of covert operatives, tactics and tradecraft, work health and safety and security needs.

The National Registrar Covert Operations provides Assumed Identity (AI) support services as well as providing assurance about operations conducted under the provisions of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 and the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 including some aspects of process control, oversight and product management.

This role is accountable for setting the strategic direction including performance standards, priorities, business plans, implementation strategies and risk managing covert operations (including AI assets) and maintaining an awareness of current developments in assumed identity and covert support methodologies. This ensures the most effective techniques are used to deliver the agency’s covert operations capability.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate strong leadership, coaching, mentoring, and project management capabilities. You will also utilise your strong liaison and negotiation skills to manage relationships at all levels and to provide subject matter expertise to internal and external stakeholders in a manner appropriate to the circumstances.


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 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: Hans, (02) 6268 7619
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 PS15-Fri - 05 Apr 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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