Temporary Employment Register - SES Band 1 and SES Band 2

Requisition Number: 127934
Position Number/s: Several 
Classification: Register; SES Band 1; SES Band 2  
Location: ACT  
Division: > ALL DIVISIONS  
Branch: N/A  
Section: Various  
Security Classification: Negative Vetting Level 2 
Salary: SES Salary to SES Salary  
Contact: Laura MITCHELL Phone: (02) 6198 7869
Period of Vacancy: Non ongoing - up to 18 months 
Number of Vacancies: Several 


Applications close: Wednesday 1 November 2023 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.


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.


The SES provide leadership at both the departmental and whole of APS level. All SES demonstrate behaviours and actions that model and promote the APS Values and Code of Conduct. Similarly, the SES represent the APS and government externally to stakeholders. All SES roles are characterised by a high level of accountability for outcomes.


SES Band 1 employees are forward thinking, self-motivated, resilient and adept at building relationships in large, complex and fast paced environments. They are able to develop innovative solutions and contribute to and communicate the strategic direction of the Department. Their strong leadership credentials, and ability to engender trust and respect, are complemented by sound judgement, a strong focus on results, and the ability to solve complex issues and build organisational capability.


SES Band 2 employees have a strong focus on results and solving complex issues, and help build organisational capability by providing intellectual leadership in their work area.  SES Band 2 employees are forward thinking, self-motivated, resilient and adept at building relationships in a large, complex and fast paced environment.


SES Band 2 employees are able to contribute to and communicate the strategic direction of the Department, including through leading work that achieves strategic priorities and objectives.


*Please note, in the next section you will be asked to upload an Applicant Response document to be a maximum one page Cover Letter.


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 two referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 127934 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 (including any COVID-19 booster dose to maintain an 'up-to-date' status). 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.


Technical Assistance

If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to Recruitment (recruitment@homeaffairs.gov.au) including screen captures if necessary. A response will be sent during business hours.



Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

Home Affairs may provide relocation assistance to eligible APS employees required to relocate. The level of assistance will vary depending on the reason for relocating and your personal circumstances. For further information please enquire with the contact officer listed in the advertisement.

Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the Department’s website at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about-us/careers.

If you have identified as having a disability, please indicate whether you require any support throughout the selection process. For further information please contact Recruitment: recruitment@homeaffairs.gov.au.