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Assistant Director HR Systems Administrator
Business & Corporate Services
Ongoing - Permanent
$120,282.00 - $134,407.00
The Opportunity

Are you seeking a career within an intelligence agency where you can contribute and make a difference to the security of Australia? 

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.

Role Responsibilities

ASIO is looking for an experienced Human Resources Information System Administrator at the AEE1 (EL1) level.  

As an EL1 Systems Administrator within ASIO you will be responsible for ensuring that all HR systems and system related processes support the Organisation's management and statutory reporting requirements. Your duties will also include:

Daily monitoring and maintenance of the System;
Planning and expansion of the current functionalities offered by the system including reporting and data integrity;
Development and provision of user training and manuals;
Ensuring contemporary knowledge by participating in training, maintaining relationships and attending conferences and/or user groups; and
Leadership and management, of staff, including mentoring and training.

Key attributes

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

A successful demonstrated background as an administrator of similar HR systems (such as SAP, AURION or Oracle) would be highly regarded, along with experience working with IT providers;
Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills;
Patience, resilience and conscientiousness; and
Ability to innovate and think through problems.


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 clearance;
Employer superannuation contributions of 15.4 per cent;
A variety of leave options, including four weeks annual leave;
Access to flexible working hours/arrangements to assist you to maintain your work-life balance; (Please note: due to our unique working environment, work from home options are not available)
Seven 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).


To be eligible for the role, you must be: 
An Australian citizen; and
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 apply.

Please advise us if you require any additional assistance in order to fully participate in the recruitment process or the workplace.


This position is Canberra based. 

Employment conditions

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.

Closing date and time

Monday 21 June 2021, 11:59pm AEST

How to apply

Click on ‘Apply Online' to commence your application. Your application must be complete and include the following:

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 potential employment.

Selection Criteria

With reference to ASIO's People Capability Framework (available on the ASIO Careers page) and with consideration to the position description, demonstrate what you bring to the position in relation to the criteria below:

Strategic Thinking;
Achieving Results; 
Productive Working Relationships; 
Personal Drive and Integrity; 
Communication with Influence; and
Demonstrated skills and experience.


If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact ASIO Recruitment at or phone (02) 6257 4916. 

ASIO thanks all applicants for their interest in applying. In accordance with ASIO policy, unsuccessful candidates will be notified but will not be provided with feedback on any aspect of the selection process.

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