Careers with ASIO


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Job Vacancies

Business Analyst AE5 to AEE1 (APS5 to EL1 equivalent)
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Ongoing - Permanent
$87,344 - $141,223
The opportunity

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) protects Australia and Australians from threats to their security. In a complex, challenging and changing security environment, our success is built on the imagination and intelligence of our team. ASIO's people are ordinary Australians but they do extraordinary things - they are our most important asset. To be successful in our mission, we need talented people who are highly capable, dedicated, adaptable and resilient.

We seek to reflect the diversity of the community we protect. ASIO is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected. We welcome applications from all eligible candidates, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply. Our people are introverted, extroverted and neurodiverse. We are secretive about what we do, not what we value.

ASIO is seeking expressions of interest from motivated and/or experienced and passionate Business Analysts. We will provide additional training if required.

Role responsibility 

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. 

You will have the ability to drive and manage projects and requirements from inception to delivery. As a pivotal part of cross-functional multi-disciplinary teams, you will use a broad range of Business Analysis techniques to:

•  define business problems;
•  understand business teams current state;
•  define future state;
•  design user interfaces;
•  lead user acceptance testing; and
•  support technical and business teams through implementation and adoption.

As a Business Analyst, your role will include but may not be limited to:

•  be accountable for investigating business needs, problems and opportunities to support and recommend effective business and ICT changes;
•  develop artifacts 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 enthusiasm for and/or experience in a Business Analyst role contributing to the delivery of technology projects. 

The preferred candidates will possess some or all of the following attributes:

•  business analysis skills and experience in software development, project management and agile frameworks/methodologies;
•  enthusiasm and a desire to learn the business analyst role, whilst providing support to ongoing projects;
•  understanding of the Business Analysis role, skills and experience; 
•  demonstrable experience in Business Analysis skills;
•  ability to develop/apply business analysis deliverables, tools and techniques in a range of contexts;
•  resilient and adaptable to change 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;
•  an effective communicator who 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).

Qualifications or experience

•  Demonstratable knowledge or experience of business analyst principles and practices. Experience within the area of ICT is highly regarded.

The following qualifications or experience while not essential is desirable are:

•  familiarity with the International Institute of Business Analysis BABOK Guide, and its concepts and techniques;
•  membership of the Australian Chapter of the International Business Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA); and/or
•  undergraduate courses in information technology and/or courses in business or business analytics. 


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.


The preferred locations for these positions are Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. 

How to apply

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

•  a written pitch of up to 500 words detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the position; 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 website) 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 18 March 2024 at 5:00pm 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, please contact ASIO Recruitment via email: or phone: 02 6257 4916.

More information

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