Careers with ASIO


Securing Australia - protecting its people.

Job Vacancies

Project Manager AE5 to AEE2 (APS5 to EL2 equivalent)
ASIO Employment Register
Ongoing - Permanent
$87,344 - $171,398
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 looking for enthusiastic and motivated Project Managers. You would be part of a team, working under broad direction, to undertake a variety of projects. ASIO's work program is large, diverse and innovative. 

You will use project management principles and practices to deliver business objectives through a project's life cycle. 

•  In the Information Communication Technology space: you will be working in a secure, multi-platform and multi-vendor technical environment, so no two projects will be the same. 
•  Property project managers will work to design and establish secure office environments which enable the Organisation to deliver on its mission. 

We offer a varied career path and professional development opportunities, so if you're seeking growth and challenge, you've come to the right place. 

Role responsibilities 

As a Project Manager, your role will include but may not be limited to: 

•  The management of projects, or parts of projects within an established framework.
•  Working collaboratively, by building effective relationships with team members and external stakeholders.
•  Engaging with stakeholders and managing expectations to deliver agreed project outcomes.
•  Using your initiative and experience to analyse, plan, review and adjust priorities and work activities to meet business outcomes.

Key attributes

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

•  ability to manage a range of activities and priorities, as directed;
•  ability to assist with or create project schedules, budget and resources, preparation of briefings, submissions, reports and returns in accordance with organisational requirements;
•  ability to apply established procedures, practices and project management methodologies;
•  ability to build and sustain stakeholder engagement, including communicating with influence and negotiating effectively; and
•  ability to quickly comprehend technical concepts and issues related to projects and articulate these with stakeholders.

Qualifications or Experience

•  Demonstratable knowledge or experience of project management principles and practices. Relevant experience within your nominated area of ICT or Property is highly regarded.
•  Understanding of a variety of project management methodologies (e.g.: PMBOK, PRINCE2, AGILE) and the ability to blend them together to fit a project or business environment is highly regarded.
•  RegPM™  certification with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) or the ability to achieve certification (desirable).
•  Undergraduate courses in information technology and/or courses in project management (desirable). 


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.

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