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Roles and teams

The Office is currently recruiting at all APS levels, with roles available to suit a wide range of skills, experiences and backgrounds in the categories below.

The Oversight teams are responsible for leading inspections and inquiries into activities of the intelligence agencies that IGIS oversees. The Oversight teams lead and conduct inspections, regularly engage stakeholders across a broad range of intelligence agencies, and actively contribute to the broader functions of IGIS. This critical area of IGIS’ work requires individuals who can think critically and independently, interpret and apply legislation and policies, and build and maintain relationships with colleagues from other Government agencies. While a law degree is not required, a passion for ensuring the legality, propriety and consistency with human rights of Australia’s intelligence activities is a must. 

Our Oversight teams are looking for applicants with highly developed analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills, combined with the ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision. Applicants that combine these skills with a professional curiosity and drive to proactively examine issues, with the intent to develop new ways of conducting business, would be a welcome addition to IGIS' Oversight teams.

The Disclosures and Complaints team is responsible for supporting the Inspector-General to respond to and investigate complaints and public interest disclosures concerning the activities of intelligence agencies. The team also carries out the Office’s role in raising education and awareness within intelligence agencies of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

Team members apply judgement, time-management and excellent communication skills to manage a caseload of complaints and public interest disclosures in accordance with relevant legislation, policy and procedures. The team’s work requires strong analytical skills including research and problem solving. The Disclosures and Complaints team is looking for individuals with highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work in a team. Relevant experience in complaints and/or case management is highly desirable.

The Legal team fulfils a diverse role that includes the provision of legal advice, supporting legislative development, drafting briefings, preparing submissions for parliamentary committees and conducting legal education and training. The Legal team is often involved in a wide range of other activities to support the Inspector-General, including contributing to inquiries, investigations into complaints and inspections of agency activities. Applicants from a legal background, particularly with experience in statutory interpretation and/or administrative law, are encouraged to apply.

The Governance team plays a critical role in managing a range of governance initiatives to ensure that the Office has in place an effective governance framework and the policies and procedures necessary to meet organisational and strategic objectives. The Governance and Co-ordination team manages IGIS reporting requirements under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), including risk management and fraud, as well as the development of key documents such as the IGIS Annual Report and Corporate Plan. The role also coordinates IGIS input into parliamentary workflows, including preparing Senate Estimates briefs and contributions to parliamentary committees.

The ICT team supports the core work of IGIS – delivering efficient and effective oversight of the agencies within IGIS’ jurisdiction. The ICT team manages system administration in support of agency activities across multiple networks, including ensuring the office stays up-to-date on the latest security threats, vulnerabilities and trends in the cyber security industry. The ICT team are looking for candidates who can demonstrate analytic and critical thinking skills to understand agency activities, identify issues and enable the smooth running of all IGIS IT functions. Previous experience in ICT is highly desirable.

The Finance team is responsible for managing IGIS’ financial resources, ensuring compliance with financial regulations, and providing accurate and timely financial reporting. This includes the processing of financial transactions, preparing monthly financial reports, forecasting of revenue and expenses, allocation of resources to various programs and initiatives and ensuring spending is within approved budgets. Candidates should have a strong understanding of financial principles, accounting standards, and government finance regulations. Given the importance of accuracy in financial reporting and compliance, candidates should demonstrate attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high-quality financial records. Candidates should be able to communicate financial information effectively to diverse stakeholders, including the agency leadership team, staff, and external agencies. Overall, the Finance team is looking for candidates who possess a combination of technical expertise, analytical skills, communication abilities, and a commitment to upholding financial integrity and accountability in the public sector.

The Human Resources (HR) team offers a dynamic and multifaceted environment where you can play a crucial role in the success of our organisation. As a member of the HR team, your responsibilities are diverse and impactful, spanning various aspects of recruitment, employee management, professional development, and organisational strategy. Your role would include co-ordinating recruitment activities, screening resumes, conducting interviews, and facilitating the onboarding process for new hires, as well as fostering positive relationships and addressing any conflicts or concerns that may arise in the course of employment. This involves actively listening to employee feedback, implementing policies and procedures that promote a fair and inclusive workplace, and providing guidance on disciplinary actions or grievances. HR also plays a pivotal role in supporting the professional growth and professional development of employees. The HR team looks for individuals with strong communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving ability, and prior experience in HR, recruitment, or professional services.

The IGIS security team is responsible for ensuring the security of the office across a range of security functions. We are seeking candidates with the ability to analyse complex security scenarios, make risk assessments and identify potential security vulnerabilities.  Candidates should have good attention to detail as well as strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Familiarity with, and an understanding of, the range of personnel, physical and/or ICT security threats is advantageous. 

Candidates should be team players who can collaborate effectively, share information and support colleagues in achieving common goals. Our security professionals are entrusted with protecting Australian Government resources which includes people, information and assets. We require candidates who can adhere to high ethical standards, maintain confidentiality and demonstrate integrity in all aspects of their work.

The Executive Support team provides high-level corporate support to the OIGIS Executive including diary and mailbox management, meeting support, travel arrangements and is the key liaison between internal and external stakeholders. The team also supports the administration and coordination of activities across a number of disciplines in the Office including security, governance and human resources. The ideal candidate for a role in the team will be a committed administration professional who is adaptable and can respond effectively to the evolving needs of the Office. Due to the variety of duties expected working in this team, demonstrated experience managing competing priorities, exceptional time management skills and the ability to conduct your work in an organised and flexible manner are a must.