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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10753502
Australian Federal Police Closing date: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Job Title: Senior Assessment Officer, Personnel Security Vetting
Division: Chief Operating Officer
Branch: People Safety and Security
Section: Security
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $87,783 - $95,098
Location: Barton - ACT
Agency Classification: AFP Band 5

Job Description


Policing for a safer Australia - the world is changing, crime is changing, we are changing to meet new challenges.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified people who are interested in an appointment to the AFP. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the AFP, and their application must address selection criteria and the relevant work level standards.

Applications must be lodged by 11:59pm (AEST) 18/07/2019.

JOB TITLE - Senior Assessment Officer, Personnel Security Vetting

Location - ACT

AFP Band 05 $87,783.00 - $95,098.00


Role Summary

AFP appointees contribute to the achievement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFP Governance Instruments. It is expected that the successful applicant will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.

Applications are sought for suitably qualified applicants wishing to be considered for the role of Senior Assessment Officer, Personnel Security Vetting.

The AFP Security Portfolio assists AFP business through the provision of a variety of administrative and security functions. This work may include:
• Performing a range of office management activities;
• Undertaking project and research work to support the Security portfolio and wider AFP business;
• Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of ongoing AFP operational activities;
• Contributing to the development and implementation of corporate policies, processes and systems which enhance the delivery of AFP operational outcomes; and
• Maintaining currency in subject matter expertise through ongoing professional development and learning opportunities outside the formal education process.

These positions will be for offered for either ongoing and non-ongoing up to 12 months. A merit pool will be created for future vacancies.

Role Description & Responsibilities

The role is a Senior Assessment Officer whom reports to the direct supervisor.
This role entails:
• Gather, analyse, explore and investigate information relevant to the security assessment process in accordance with the Protective Security Policy Framework and AFP National Guidelines
• Prepare and conduct complex and protracted security clearance interviews and associated investigations
• Process Positive Vetting security clearances inclusive of undertaking PV interviews
• Interpret and apply knowledge of government guidelines, procedures, processes and respective regulations
• Prepare detailed interview reports, with appropriate conclusions and recommendations
• Conduct and promote security awareness briefings
• Lead small teams
• Maintaining currency in vetting methodology through ongoing professional development and learning opportunities outside the formal education process.
• Advise the Delegate of the recommendations to grant or deny a security clearance
• Planning and ensuring activities align with and facilitate AFP business requirements
• Mentor and train Assessment Officers and prospective Interviewing Officers



Essential Requirements

• NV1 security clearance or an ability to obtain one
• Certificate IV in Government (Personnel Security)
• Security clearance assessment interviewing experience
• Complex security clearance assessment interviewing

Selection Criteria
• Applying technical knowledge, expertise, and skills.
• Communicating and working effectively with other people.
• Organising your work, making sound decisions and achieving outcomes



Required Application Documents

As part of your application you will be required to submit the following documents:

• Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ) – non-AFP employees only
• Traffic History – non-AFP employees only
• Proof of Australian citizenship – non-AFP employees only
• Two page pitch
• Resume/CV
• Education Certificates

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Up to 12 Months

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: Tracey Evans, 02 51265280
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS26-Thu - 27 Jun 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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