Careers with ASIO


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Systems Administration Officer
Business & Corporate Services
Ongoing - Permanent
$96,535 - $108,769
The Opportunity

Are you seeking a career 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 Systems Administration Officer to join our team.
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.

ASIO is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected.

Role Responsibilities 

As a Systems Administration Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring that financial systems and processes support the Organisation's management and statutory reporting requirements. As a member of the Systems Administration 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:

daily monitoring and maintenance of the system/s;
plan and expand current functions offered by the system including reporting capabilities;
plan, test and support deployment of system enhancements and upgrades;
provide user training and create/update training materials; and
build and maintain positive relationships across business and support areas.

This is a great opportunity if you are interested growing your existing systems experience, or progressing into a systems administrator role.

Key attributes

We invite applications from experienced candidates who can demonstrate the following: 

well-developed Finance or HR skills or demonstrated experience in systems management;
client service focused;
proven ability to adapt to change and learn quickly in a new environment; 
high degree of self-motivation, attention to detail, and the desire to excel;
logical mind with strong numerical skills and an aptitude for finance related tasks; and
demonstrated experience with Chris 21, Finance one or SAP, other HRMS platforms.

Other desirable attributes include:

formal finance qualifications and experience although relevant training will be provided to the successful candidates.


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 may not be 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.
be 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, 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. 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.

Preferred Location

The preferred location is Canberra.

How to apply

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

a succinct statement of claims up to 800 words (no more than two 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 at 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.

Please note: it is not necessary to address each sub heading of the selection criteria individually in your application.

Closing date and time

Monday, 21 November 2022 at 5:00 pm AEDT

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.


If you require further information after reading the selection documentation, please contact ASIO Recruitment at or phone 02 6234 1523.

We thank all applicants for their interest in applying. In accordance with ASIO policy, we will notify unsuccessful candidates but will not provide feedback on any aspect of the selection process.

More information

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