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Director Intelligence Analyst
Intelligence Officer
Ongoing - Permanent
$137,858 - $163,131
The Opportunity
Are you seeking a career within an intelligence agency where you can contribute and make a difference to the security of Australia? ASIO is seeking to fill a range of Intelligence Analyst (IA) roles at the ASIO Executive Employee Level 2 (AEE2) and invites applications from applicants who have the desired attributes and capabilities to lead analytical teams.  

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, we are ordinary Australians but we do extraordinary things.
Please note:  As part of this selection process, a merit pool will be established and may be used to fill Intelligence Analyst AEE2 positions over the next 12 months.

Role Responsibilities
As an AEE2 Intelligence Analyst, you will work closely with the Senior Executive to deliver mission outcomes.  You will be a forward thinking and inclusive leader who is focused on leading analytical teams to deliver mission outcomes and build capability. You will have a demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative and supportive culture within the Branch, Division and across ASIO as a whole, leading with a “One ASIO” mindset.

Applicants should consider the following job-specific capabilities for Intelligence Analysts: 

Provide impartial advice, apply exceptional judgement and demonstrate critical thinking and logical reasoning, and build these capabilities within teams;
Strong interpersonal and liaison skills, and the proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including law enforcement and intelligence partners in Australia and overseas);
Empower teams to develop the tradecraft and analytical capability of analysts to enable them to contribute to all-source intelligence assessment on issues relevant to Australia's national security;
Provide vision and meaningful direction by articulating functional strategic objectives and aligning work activities, and monitoring workflows and resources to ensure goals and outcomes are achieved within appropriate timeframes; and
Drive a culture of innovation to deliver mission outcomes, create efficiencies and find alternative ways of doing business.

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.

Closing date and time
Monday 2 August 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 1000 words (equivalent to 2 pages) 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 specific capabilities for intelligence analysts referenced above, 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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