Are you seeking a career within an
intelligence agency where you can contribute and make a difference to security
of Australia? ASIO is seeking applications from experienced and passionate
The Australian Security Intelligence
Organisation (ASIO) provides advice to the Australian Government to protect
Australia, its people and its interests in today's complex and changing world.
To be successful in this mission, we need talented people who are highly
capable, dedicated, adaptable and resilient. Our people are our most important
assets, they are ordinary Australians but they do extraordinary things.
–The only difference is, we don't tell you where we work or what we do.
Our roles make a difference and
contribute to something bigger than just a bottom line.
ASIO is looking to fill various
positions for Payroll Officers, from AE4 (APS4), AE5 (APS5) and AE6 (APS6). As
a member of the Pay Team, you will be a logical thinker, self-motivated and a
quick learner. You will have a positive attitude and willingness to contribute
as a team member.
Duties include but
are not limited to;
• Accurate processing of
pay and employee entitlements;
• Interpreting and
advising clients on workplace agreement entitlements and conditions of service
• Participate in the
development of new practices and procedures to streamline processes and develop
new and innovative ways of working; and
• Effectively liaising
with internal and external stakeholders.
The preferred candidates will possess
the following attributes:
A logical mind with strong numerical skills and an aptitude for finance
Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills;
Attention to detail in the processing of high volume and, at times,
The ability to manage competing workloads whilst producing high quality
outcomes within timeframes;
A high degree of self-motivation and a strong work ethic; and
The ability to operate autonomously and as part of a team.
Formal finance qualifications and
experience is not necessary, although is highly desirable. Relevant training
will be provided to the successful candidates.
To be eligible for the role, you must
• An Australian citizen;
• Assessed as suitable to
hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance.
ASIO is committed to fostering a
diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected. We
welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of
gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or
disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to
Please advise us if you require any
additional assistance in order to fully participate in the recruitment process
or the workplace.
Employment is under the ASIO Act 1979.
Conditions of service are similar to those applying in the Australian Public Service.
We recognise entitlements accrued under the Public Service Act 1999 and provide
for continuation of superannuation under the Commonwealth schemes. Salary
packaging arrangements are also available.
ASIO provides a number of benefits to
its staff including:
• A competitive salary,
including a 7.5 per cent allowance for maintaining a Positive Vetting security
• Employer superannuation
contributions of 15.4 per cent;
• A variety of leave options,
including four weeks annual leave;
• Flexible working
hours/arrangements to assist you to maintain your work-life balance. We adopt
an “if not, why not” approach to working flexibly. (Please note: due to our
unique working environment, work from home options may not be
• Six staff-led diversity
and inclusion networks;
• Study assistance,
including financial support and study leave for tertiary education; and
• Access to an Employee
Assistance Program (EAP).
Closing date and time
Friday 29 January 2021, 11:59pm AEST.
How to apply
Click on ‘Apply Online' to commence
your application. Your application must be complete and include the following:
• An indication of which
level/classification you wish to apply for. Candidates may apply for more than
• A statement of claims,
of no more than 800 words against the selection criteria, using examples to
demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the requirements; and
• An up-to-date CV, no
more than two pages in length.
All employment decisions and selection
processes within ASIO are based on merit principles and candidates must be
prepared to undergo various selection stages.
ASIO holds all employment applications
in the strictest of confidence. It is essential that you do the same. Please do
not discuss your application with others as doing so may adversely affect your
With reference to ASIO's People
Capability Framework (available on the ASIO Careers page) and with
consideration to the position description and classification level you are
applying for, demonstrate what you bring to the position in relation to the
• Strategic Thinking;
• Productive Working
• Personal Drive and
• Communication with
• Demonstrated skills and
If, after reading the selection
documentation, you require further information please contact ASIO Recruitment
at Careers@asio.gov.au or phone (02) 6257 4916.
ASIO thanks all applicants for their
interest in applying. In accordance with ASIO policy, unsuccessful candidates
will not be provided with feedback on any aspect of the selection process.