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Home Affairs Vacancy N.N. 10756512
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) Closing date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Job Title: Senior Security Advisor (SSA)
Division: Chief Operating Officer
Branch: People, Security & Integrity
Section: Security & Integrity
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $79,093 - $89,505
Location: Barton - ACT
Classification: APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 50005201
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency. We advise senior decision makers on serious and organised crime impacting Australia. We are a full member of the National Intelligence Community, a Department of Home Affairs portfolio agency, and a member of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group.

The Senior Security Advisor (SSA) is responsible for providing strategic and operational protective security support and advice to ACIC Executive and staff in accordance with Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and agency-specific risks. The successful occupant will liaise, engage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on protective security policies, guidelines and procedures as well as contributing to the management of protective security at the ACIC. This position has a key role in contributing to ensure a robust security culture in the ACIC, in conjunction with the Team Leader, Protective Security.

As part of the role, the SSA may be responsible for PERSEC, PHYSEC and/or GOVSEC within the Security Team. Strong negotiation skills and the ability to manage complex relationships with existing and prospective ACIC staff are key skills required in this position. Additionally, the identification, development and implementation of innovative systems to support more streamlined employment screening and security clearance processes is an important focus. The positions requires its occupant to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, professionalism and impartiality in carrying out their duties.


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 Negative Vetting 2 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.


The duties of this position may require interstate travel and on-call arrangements outside normal business hours.

The ACIC is committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ, mature aged employees and carers.

To Apply

Position Contact: Scott, (02) 6268 7695
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 PS32-Mon - 05 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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