ASD’s mission is to “tell their secrets – protect ours,” and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing as part of a team that helps ASD accomplish its mission.
ASD has a number of vacancies available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at levels ASD4, ASD5 and ASD6, to support the delivery of intelligence and security outcomes for ASD and the Australian Government.
As an Administrative Officer, your role will be varied and challenging, supported by a growing team dedicated to supporting your personal development and understanding of the importance of ASD’s work. These roles require candidates to undertake procedural, operational and business support tasks under limited direction.
ASD will support you with on-the-job training and you will have the opportunity to attend relevant industry courses and training to develop your skills and build a diverse and rewarding career.
The range and nature of work in ASD requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and Defense provides a number of support mechanisms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.
As an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employee with ASD, you will:
• Being part of an inclusive and diverse work environment
• Receive a generous starting salary with excellent working conditions
• Receive extensive training and development
• Be supported to utilize additional leave arrangements to attend to Kinship and Sorry business responsibilities and cultural activities during NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Week
• Have the opportunity to be part of ASD’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network.
ASD Admin Agent 4
As an ASD 4 Administrative Officer, you will be responsible under limited direction for organizing your workflow, making decisions within defined parameters relating to your area of responsibility, and seeking guidance if necessary. You will provide informed administrative support directed by your administrative knowledge and may undertake some research and analysis activities. You will share information, monitor work practices, establish work priorities and develop local procedures. You may need to communicate with a range of stakeholders, respond to them and provide advice on administrative matters and will be responsible for contributing to continuous improvement and professional development.
ASD Admin Agent 5
As an ASD 5 Administration Officer, you will be responsible, under limited direction, for undertaking operational, administrative and business duties to support ASD’s operational and strategic outcomes. You will organize your work and make independent decisions regarding your area of responsibility. You may be asked to interpret policies and procedures and provide advice on administrative matters to achieve results. You will be responsible for managing workflows and reviewing and developing the quality of work undertaken by others. You will engage and communicate with stakeholders to identify, respond to, and provide advice on issues to achieve work unit and ASD results. You will have an aptitude to learn and be responsible for self-improvement and your own professional development.
ASD Admin Agent 6
As an ASD 6 Administrative Officer, you undertake and manage complex procedural, operational and administrative tasks. You will demonstrate your knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making, and ASD’s mission and policy requirements (or your ability to develop such knowledge). You will work independently with the possibility of reasonable autonomy and responsibility for the achievement of business results and will demonstrate initiative, judgment and leadership in your application of practices and procedures, and your interpretation of relevant policies and legislation. You will provide detailed administrative and professional advice and contribute to strategic planning, program and project management and policy development.
You can lead a team and be responsible for setting work priorities and managing workflows and will be able to build team capacity through coaching, feedback and quality development work undertaken by others within a work unit. You will be responsible for continuous self-improvement and your own professional development. You will manage a considerable level of stakeholder engagement and liaise with stakeholders on complex issues, identifying and anticipating stakeholder needs and expectations to achieve productive results for ASDs.
About our team
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is an intelligence and security agency of the Australian government.
The ASD’s motto, Reveal Their Secrets – Protect Ours, sums up our roles: we collect foreign intelligence; we provide information and cybersecurity advice and assistance; and we conduct offensive cyber operations.
To achieve its mission, ASD needs people with strong integrity and a mix of specialist skills, adaptability, imagination, resilience and creativity.
These abilities are necessary to overcome and imagine some of the most trying adversaries and problems imaginable. If you want to work with other smart, capable people, consider ASD.
Our ideal candidate
Successful candidates will have and maintain a well-developed understanding and interpretation of compliance with relevant legislative frameworks, government decision-making, and ASD’s mission and policy requirements. They will coordinate and manage procurement, contracts and financial services to ASD clients within the commercial management function based on Commonwealth legislation, policy and procedures.
Administrative officers will also interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization, which means strong communication skills are essential.
A pool of merit will be created as part of this recruitment process to fill vacancies within ASD as they become vacant through 2022/2023.
A merit pool is a group of applicants who have gone through an assessment process and been identified as suitable to fill the roles. The merit pool will remain current for a period of 18 months.
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