Personnel Security Vetting Officer

Personnel Security Vetting Officer

Job Title: Personnel Security Vetting Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Enmore
Salary: Market Rate
Start Date: 2021-06-30 00:00:00
Reference: V-39370
Contact Name: Maria Fabello
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 01, 2021 10:37

Job Description

Role: Personnel Security Vetting Officer

Commencement Date: June 2021
Order Term/End Date (noting any extension options): June 2022; 2 x 12 month extension options: June 2022 to June 2023; June 2023 to June 2024
Location: BARTON ACT 2600
Security Clearance Required: Current Negative Vetting Level 1 (minimum)

A minimum of 5 years vetting experience is desirable.

We are looking for a personnel security vetting officer to undertake security clearance processes at the level of Baseline, Negative Vetting Level 1, and Negative Vetting Level 2.  The officer will also be required to assess complex clearance cases, provide Quality Assurance on Personal Security Files (PSFs), and provide sound advice on clearance outcomes.  

• Process security clearances in accordance with the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and standard operating procedures, using  electronic case management system, for Baseline, Negative Vetting Level 1, and Negative Vetting Level 2 clearances; 
• 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;
• Undertake other support or vetting functions as directed by Assistant Director Vetting or Director.

• Cert IV in Government (Personnel Security Vetting)

General attributes
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to work effectively individually or within a team environment; 
• The ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Adherence to APS Values and Code of Conduct as defined in the Public Service Act 1999, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Code of Conduct for Overseas Service, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Security Instructions & DFAT Environmental Policy and the applicable procedures set out in the Department's Environmental Management System.



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