Senior Personnel Security Vetting Officer

Major Federal Agency requires a APS 6 Senior Personnel Security Vetting Officer to join their team in Canberra
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A Federal Government Department is seeking a Senior APS 6 Personnel Security Vetting Officers to help achieve outcomes for a long-term period, commencing July / August 2022 to manage their internal security clearance processes at the Baseline, Negative Vetting Level 1, and Negative Vetting 2 level.

Your new role
Reporting into the Assistant Director you will be responsible for the following:
  • Process security clearances in accordance with the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF)
  • Provide high quality sound advice regarding clearance outcomes, and be responsive to feedback;
  • Assess and manage complex vetting clearances, including the ability to prepare denial documentation to a high standard;
  • Provide Quality Assurance on files, assessing for activity and outcomes which align to standard operating procedures and the PSPF,
  • Manage a security clearance caseload in partnership with an outsourced service provider (OSP) to ensure benchmarks are met;
  • Work to tight deadlines and appropriately manage heavy workloads;
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, proficient written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to liaise effectively with a range of clearance subjects from diverse backgrounds;

What you'll need to succeed
  • Certificate IV in Government (Personnel Security Vetting)
  • NV1 Security Clearance
  • Knowledge of the Australian Government’s Protective Security Policy Framework
  • Demonstrated experience running vetting process from start to finish

What you'll get in return
You will gain unique experience working with a Agency that play a pivotal role in protecting Australia's international interests. In return this assignment will pay $70 + Super / hr on an initial 12 moth assignment with 2 x 12 month assignment extension options.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or for a confidential discussion please don't hesitate to contact William Ballam on 02 6112 7655 or

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Job Type
Government & Public Services
ACT, Canberra

Talk to a consultant

Talk to William Ballam, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Canberra
Level 11, 60 Marcus Clarke Street

Telephone: 0261127655

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