GAZ - APS6 - ACT - Tactical Capability Enabling Officers

Who can apply:
Please note this opportunity is available to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community.

About the Department of Home Affairs:
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The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions.

The Department of Home Affairs includes the entirety of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It also includes national security, emergency management and criminal justice functions from the Attorney-General's Department; the Office of Transport Security from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; multicultural affairs from the Department of Social Services; and the counter-terrorism coordination and cyber security policy functions from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Overview of the Branch and Section:

The Tactical Capability Branch (TCB), through the Special Technical Section (STS), provides national tactical and technical services and support to the Australian Border Force (ABF) in its mission to help build a safe, secure and prosperous Australia. In particular, STS deploy specialists from the National Covert Physical Surveillance, Digital Forensics, Digital Device Examination and the Detector Dog capabilities in an effort to support ABF core functions and associated operational priorities.

About the role:

Reporting directly to the Inspector Enabling Services, you will be required to operate and contribute to the development of an agile, responsive and high performing team with the objective of providing high quality customer service outputs to ABF tactical capabilities. It is expected the Supervisor will work under general supervision and autonomously, contribute to daily work tasks but also use initiative in identifying future work streams, and work with stakeholders, including Strategic Border Command, Enforcement Command, the ABF College and a range of partner agencies to enable the delivery of strong administrative, business and operational outcomes that meet business priorities.

This role provides a great balance between the operational and corporate responsibilities of the ABF. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the tactical capabilities within the agency, whilst enhancing your corporate skills, experience and understanding. You will also be provided the opportunity to contribute to the ever-enhancing capabilities by working with subject matter experts to identify technological, legislative and business support enhancements as the section, branch and agency focus on continual evolution.

Our ideal candidate:

The Supervisor will be required to provide strong daily management and support to the Tactical Capability Branch, by demonstrating high-level interpersonal skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills. Our ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills, demonstrating the ability to multitask efficiently and work to deadlines. Candidates should have developed or adopted a service delivery mind-set that aligns with the branch culture of high level outputs from tactical capabilities to support optimal operational and corporate outcomes.

Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • Deliver the effective implementation of the Enabling Services Team in a demanding environment, whilst having regard for, and accommodating national interests and priorities of the ABF
  • Management of the Tactical Capability tasking at a national level, including the prioritisation of tasking and allocation of available resources against operational priorities and targets
  • Contribute to the performance of the team, implement strategies and practices that will deliver the performance required
  • Enhance the reputation of Tactical Capability Branch and the ABF by providing a high quality professional service, building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with colleagues, clients and partner agencies.

Applicant response:

As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section.

Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.

Please prepare a one-page Applicant Response in relation to the advertised role, outlining:

  • how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role
  • why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us
  • any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.

How to apply:
You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs’ online recruitment system (ourPeople). Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification.
As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Details of two referees
  • Your Applicant Response document that details how your skills, knowledge and qualifications make you the best person for the role.

To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Department’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).

Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.

Notes :
Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the department’s website at

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