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Business Analyst
Information Technology
Ongoing - Permanent
$82,420 - $134,407
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) is seeking applications from experienced and passionate Business Analysts.

ASIO is looking for proactive individuals capable of performing a range of business analysis related duties. You will contribute to ASIO's mission through working with project managers, technical experts and business stakeholders at all levels to investigate, analyse, validate and document business, user and non-functional requirements. You will guide technology change through all stages of the project lifecycle and play a key role in transitioning ASIO staff to new ways of working.

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, we are ordinary Australians but we do extraordinary things.  

Our roles make a difference and contribute to something bigger than just a bottom line.

Role Responsibilities
SITEC: The SITEC role will be capable of working under limited direction to perform and achieve highly complex ICT business analysis work in a wide and sometimes unpredictable range of contexts. This is a leadership role and may include line management of staff.

ITE1/2: The ITE1/2 role will be capable of working under broad direction to perform and achieve a range of complex ICT business analysis work in a variety of contexts.

The successful applicant will:

be accountable for investigating business needs, problems and opportunities to support and recommend effective business and ICT changes;
develop artefacts to support the requirements definition such as requirements specifications, process models, operational concepts, prototypes and data driven insights;
build relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders by facilitating workshops stakeholder interviews, presentations, product backlog management and user acceptance testing;
contribute to and manage activities for planning, development, enhancement and implementation of projects and systems;
identify issues, risks and benefits of current and proposed solutions and apply expertise to detail the resulting impacts to business;
lead and support business transition to embed change; and
continually develop the business analysis competency within the Organisation.

Key attributes
You will join our team bringing past experience in a Business Analyst role contributing to the delivery of technology projects. 

The preferred candidates will possess the following attributes:

Business analysis skills and experience in software development, project management and agile frameworks/methodologies:
3+ years Business Analysis skills and experience (ITE1/2) (Desirable)
5+ years Business Analysis skills and experience (SITEC) (Desirable);
Ability to develop/apply business analysis deliverables, tools and techniques in a range of contexts;
Resilient and adaptable to chance of analysis approaches in an unpredictable environment;
Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team;
Experience in developing stakeholder/client engagement at a variety of levels;
A highly effective communicator that is able to engage, influence and negotiate;
Experience in workshop facilitation, interviews and delivering engaging presentations;
Experience in enhancing, delivering and promoting ICT services; and
Management and leadership experience (as required).

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;
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.

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.

The positions are located in Canberra.

Closing date and time
Monday 26 July, 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 1-2 pages (800 words maximum) against the selection criteria, using examples to demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the requirements for the role your applying for; 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 and classification level you are applying for, 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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