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Intelligence Officer January 2021 Intake
Intelligence Officer
Ongoing - Permanent
$82,281 - $88,333
The Opportunity

Australia's protection begins with our Intelligence Professionals.

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) are seeking applications from talented Australians to help collect information, connect the dots and play a crucial role in providing advice to government on matters of national security.

We are looking for

ASIO is looking for people who demonstrate the ability to develop collaborative partnerships across all sectors of the community and have the capacity to quickly learn, or build on, existing analytical skills required to accurately assess information to produce security intelligence. We are also looking for people who are confident in delivering information to a range of stakeholders in written or verbal briefings.

If you enjoy a varied role, have good judgement, are comfortable engaging with people from all walks of life, and you're interested in a career in intelligence and national security, we encourage you to apply.

Intelligence Officers are required to demonstrate the following ASIO values and job specific capabilities:

ASIO values

-    Adapt: Anticipate and learn quickly
-    Innovate: Feel safe to try new things
-    Engage risk: Exercise judgement to maximise effect
-    Are courageous: Voice and value opinions, and commit once decisions are made
-    Embody integrity: Do the right thing
-    Build trust: Are lawful, impartial, authentic and open
-    Enable: Empower and develop our people and teams
-    Include: Value diversity and build belonging
-    Collaborate: Engage each other and our partners, respecting all views
-    Deliver value: Create impact, in the best way possible
-    Drive accountability: Deliver on commitments and hold each other to account
-    Are enterprise minded: Act on behalf of the whole Organisation

Job Specific Capabilities for Intelligence Officers:

-    Provide impartial advice;
-    Gather, research and analyse information to prepare written and oral briefings;
-    Apply exceptional judgement;
-    Operate independently and in teams;
-    Demonstrate personal and professional resilience; and
-    Demonstrate high level interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

Following successful completion of our training program, where you will be based in Canberra for approximately 12 months, Intelligence Officers participate in 3-5 year role postings where they may move between analytical and operational roles as well as between various ASIO offices around Australia, as determined by organisational requirements.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We need to be capable, innovative and adaptive in order to achieve our purpose. All staff are valued and respected. We welcome applications from all eligible candidates, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Some of our benefits include:

-    A competitive salary, including a 7.5 per cent allowance to compensate for the inconvenience of maintaining your security clearance and working in a secure environment;
-    Employer superannuation contributions of 15.4 per cent;
-    An ‘if not, why not?' approach to flexible working arrangements for all job roles;
-    Six staff-led diversity and inclusion networks;
-    Study assistance, including financial support and study leave for tertiary education;
-    Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
-    4 weeks annual leave per year; and
-    A variety of leave options to assist maintain your work-life balance and more.

To be eligible for the Intelligence Officer role, you must:

-    be an Australian citizen;
-    have completed a 3 year undergraduate bachelor's degree before January 2021;
-    be willing to relocate to Canberra for the training period (removalist costs are covered);
-    be assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance;
-    be willing to be mobile throughout your career as an Intelligence Officer. This means potentially relocating to an Australian capital city every three to five years, noting the location will be determined by ASIO, based on organisational needs; and
-    hold and maintain a current drivers licence (must be C class, with a Provisional licence as a minimum).

Further information can be found in the attached Candidate Information Pack.