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Intelligence Officer February 2022 Intake
Intelligence Officer
Ongoing - Permanent
$83,936 - $90,107

Australia's protection begins with our Intelligence Professionals.

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

If you enjoy a varied role, have good judgement, are a critical thinker, 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. 

We value life and practical skills and experience as highly as formal qualifications.

If you're also interested in applying for the Intelligence Analyst role (refer ASIO website for full details), please submit an Intelligence Officer application only (by doing so you'll be considered for both roles).

Intelligence Officer

As an Intelligence Officer you will have the opportunity to develop a diverse career in both operational and analytical areas across ASIO. Whilst working in operational areas, Intelligence Officers often meet with members of different communities to mitigate security threats, while also building ongoing confidential relationships with people to assist us in achieving our security intelligence mission. Intelligence Officers also undertake postings in analytical roles.

As an ASIO Intelligence Officer, you will be trained in the skill of collecting and analysing complex information to produce well considered security intelligence advice to government.  You will become adept at growing and enhancing relationships and partnerships, and providing regular written and verbal briefings and advice to a range of stakeholders across government.

Following successful completion of our 12 month Canberra based training program, Intelligence Officers participate in three to five year role postings where they may move between analytical and operational roles across a number of geographical locations.


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

             have completed formal tertiary qualifications before December 2021;

and / OR

             be able to demonstrate work/life experience relating to the job specific capabilities listed below.

In addition to the above you must:

             be an Australian citizen;

             be willing to relocate to Canberra for the 12 month training period (removalist costs are met by ASIO);

             be assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance; and

             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.

** Some roles may require an Australian driver's licence (Class C) **

We invite applications from candidates who can demonstrate the job specific capabilities of an Intelligence Officer and ASIO Values as listed below:

Job Specific Capabilities for Intelligence Officers:

             Provide impartial advice;

             Gather, research and analyse information to prepare written and oral briefings;

             Apply exceptional judgement;

             Apply critical thinking and logical reasoning;

             Operate independently and in teams;

             Demonstrate personal and professional resilience; and

             Demonstrate high level interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

ASIO Values


             We adapt: Anticipate and learn quickly;

             We innovate: Feel safe to try new things;

             We engage risk: Exercise judgement to maximise effect;

             We are courageous: Voice and value opinions, and commit once decisions are made.


             We embody integrity: Do the right thing;

             We build trust: Are lawful, impartial, authentic and open.


             We enable: Empower and develop our people and teams;

             We include: Value diversity and build belonging;

             We collaborate: Engage each other and our partners, respecting all views.


             We deliver value: Create impact, in the best way possible;

             We drive accountability: Deliver on commitments and hold each other to account;

             We are enterprise minded: Act on behalf of the whole organisation.

How to apply

Click on the Apply Online below to commence your application.

Complete the online form and provide the following:

             a current resume; and

             a two page (between 800-1000 words) statement of claims responding to the required job specific capabilities and values, outlining why you believe you are suitable to be successfully trained to undertake the role, and what skills, qualities and knowledge you will bring to the role.

Please note, applications should be individually tailored to meet the above requirements.


Please call Recruitment on 02 6257 4916 and quote reference number 091 (during business hours).

ASIO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected, in order to build a highly capable, innovative and adaptive workforce to achieve our purpose. We welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. 

Please advise us if you require any additional assistance in order to fully participate in the recruitment process or the workplace. This information will be held in strict confidence.

Closing date

Monday 12 April 2021, 23:59 (AEST)

Unfortunately, requests for late submissions cannot be considered. For more information please refer to the attached FAQ document.

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 potential employment.

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