Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) is Australia's foreign intelligence collection agency. The company collects and distributes secret foreign intelligence, information which would be otherwise unavailable to Australia, to protect Australia and its interests. They obtain this intelligence from foreign sources, outside Australia's borders. To do this, they rely on what they call "human intelligence" - information that comes directly from people.
Turning intellect into intelligence. Ever found yourself trying to figure out what someone else is thinking? That's intelligence gathering - the process of learning the intentions of others in order to make more informed decisions.
The Intelligence Officer's role, in essence, is to collect, manage and plan intelligence gathering from sources outside of Australia's borders. In many cases, the intelligence they're collecting involves an active threat to Australia's security or economic interests. To do this, they use superior intellect, interpersonal skills and judgement to lead successful intelligence operations. Although they share these common traits, there is no stereotypical Intelligence Officer. So if you're highly motivated, curious about people and like to travel, this may be the role for you.
As an ASIS officer, you'll have access to a wide range of in-house and external learning and development opportunities including:
Roles as an Intelligence Officer may earn an average of A$56,000 to A$90,000. (Source: Glassdoor)
As an ASIS officer, you’ll have access to competitive remuneration packages that include allowances to compensate for the obligations of maintaining a security clearance and working in a secure environment.
Working at ASIS isn’t just a great place to grow your skill set, it’s also an opportunity to broaden your understanding of the world, and Australia’s place within it. Whether you’re based in Canberra or posted overseas, the international focus of ASIS's work will see you interacting with people and cultures from across the globe.
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ASIS officers benefit from generous workplace terms and conditions of employment.
Flexible working arrangements:
In 2017, ASIS launched its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. This strategy outlines ASIS's overarching commitment to a rich cultural agenda as an organization, creating the best possible working environment for current and future staff. Diversity in ASIS acknowledges and values the differences that individuals bring to the organization, from (but not limited to) gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, education, work and life experience, socio-economic background, family status or situation. It harnesses the different perspectives and experiences they bring to increase diversity in thinking and decision-making. Read more.
To succeed as an Intelligence Officer, you will need to demonstrate superior interpersonal and liaison skills in order to build strong relationships with people. You will have presence and impact, with a proven ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Intelligence Officers must be curious, quick-thinking and highly self-motivated, with excellent written communication skills, high levels of maturity, excellent judgement and the ability to assess risk. As Intelligence Officers operate in difficult and high-pressure environments, you will also need to demonstrate the highest level of personal integrity and professionalism.
Candidates also require the following to be eligible to apply for the Intelligence Officer role:
To apply for this role, simply click the "Apply on employer site" button on this page to submit your application directly with Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS).
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