REGISTER - GAZ - APS2 - TAS/VIC - Casual and Non-Ongoing Assistant Border Force Officer 2021/2022
Astralian Government Department Of Home Affairs
VIC
hace 1 día

Who can apply :

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

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The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for centrally coordinated strategy and policy leadership in relation to domestic national security arrangements, law enforcement, emergency management, counter-terrorism, social cohesion, the protection of our sovereignty, the integrity of our border and the resilience of our national infrastructure.

The Australian Border Force, an operationally independent body within the Department of Home Affairs, is Australia's frontline border law enforcement agency and Australia's customs service.

The Australian Border Force's mission is to protect Australia's border and facilitate the legitimate movement of people and goods across it.

Overview of the Australian Border Force :

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is an operationally independent body under the Home Affairs Portfolio. The ABF is responsible for operational border, investigations, compliance, detention (facilities and centres) and enforcement functions, and continues to be Australia's customs service.

We operate in a rapidly evolving global environment. We must perform to the highest standards while remaining agile to anticipate and respond to emerging threats, and capitalise on opportunities to partner with domestic and international border, customs, immigration, intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

To deliver our mission in the face of advancing technology and new threats, it is not enough to be reactive; we must be professional, disciplined and collaborative.

Port Operations Command delivers the operational effect across airports and seaports under ABF jurisdiction that are intelligence informed and derived from operational priorities and national programmes.

Port Operations Command also manages border enforcement and operational activities on cross-border movements (people and goods) at all Australian airports and seaports, wharves, boarding stations and cruise terminals.

Our officers are operationally focused, uniformed and part of a disciplined law enforcement agency, they patrol our air and seaports, remote locations, mail and cargo centres and Australia's extended maritime domain.

Our officers also perform specialist functions relating to investigation, compliance and immigration detention operations.

Border Force Officers are multi-skilled, mobile, agile and responsive. Our work is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Officers may undertake shift work as part of their role.

Busy periods for the ABF tend to align with peak travel periods when higher numbers of people enter and depart Australia.

About the role :

Irregular and Intermittent Employees (IIEs) are employed with the ABF at the APS2 classification and assist frontline operational teams to meet peaks associated with the movement of people and goods across the border.

IIEs are predominantly required to work at international airports to alleviate pressure on existing teams during periods of increased flight departures and arrivals.

They are also utilised to work in teams dealing with cruise liners, International Mail and Air Cargo. This includes work undertaken outside of standard business hours.

These roles are frontline roles which require officers to wear the ABF uniform and represent the ABF professionally in the public domain.

Officers undertake administrative and operational support duties, as well as passenger processing. Officers must be capable of interacting with members of the community and foreign visitors.

An ABF IIE employees role within Port Operations Command fits into our operational priorities. These priorities consist of processing travellers, cargo / goods, aircraft, vessels, pleasure craft, stores and crew arriving and departing Australia, including outside metropolitan airports and seaports, such as vessels and small-craft at remote seaports and light aircraft at regional airfields.

Managing cargo also extends to mail, postal articles and small parcels through international mail gateways, express delivery facilities and control activities within the supply chain and logistics industries.

If you are found suitable and offered to undertake casual work for the ABF as an IIE, you will be offered work hours on an irregular and intermittent basis in line with our ABF officers.

This includes work within standard business hours, work after hours, on weekends, and / or on public holidays. Work hours will be offered intermittently and sometimes at very short notice.

We are looking for individuals who are able to regularly and flexibly commute to ABF sites within their locale as needed.

Some roles are located in metropolitan areas and remote locations.

Our ideal candidate :

The ABF is currently looking for flexible, adaptable and reliable people to undertake work on a casual basis, or on a non-ongoing basis at the APS 2 classification.

You will receive appropriate training in order to undertake requisite functions, such as passenger clearances. Training is currently 4 weeks in duration and is undertaken on a full time basis.

Successful completion of training is a condition of employment.

Specific duties / responsibilities :

In the ABF we are looking for Officers who can :

  • Commit to our values and behaviours, maintaining a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Meet and maintain stringent medical and psychometric standards, as fitness, health and mobility are vital to our work
  • Commit to developing their skills and knowledge
  • Exercise lawful authority efficiently and appropriately
  • Meet and maintain high standards of operational readiness
  • Use critical thinking, sound judgement, and be prepared to take reasonable and necessary actions
  • Commit to community engagement and protection as well as client service.
  • 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 an Applicant Response (approximately half a page) in relation to the advertised role, outlining :

  • Why you would like to work as an IIE with the Australian Border Force.
  • You will then be asked a series of screening questions that will be used to assess your suitability for the role.

    How to apply :

    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. You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs' online recruitment system (ourPeople).

    As part of your application you will need to provide :

  • Your CV
  • Your Applicant Response document
  • Details of referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 104858 in the footer of any documents being uploaded.
  • Eligibility and Specific Conditions of Employment

    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
  • Satisfy a probation period
  • Undergo a health assessment (if applicable).
  • To be eligible to work in some roles, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates should be aware that in roles where vaccination against COVID-19 is required by public health orders / directions or other legislation, if a candidate is not fully vaccinated or is unwilling to be vaccinated within a reasonable period, they may not be offered that role.

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