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GAZ - APS4 - NT - Leading Border Force Officer, Aviation Operations - Shift worker

Requisition Number: 127344
Position Number/s: Several
Classification: APS Level 4  
Location: NT  
Division: Ac North & Detention  
Branch: Operations North  
Section: Operations NT  
Security Classification: Baseline Vetting 
Salary: $71,201.00 to $76,799.00  
Contact: Angela Dawson Phone: 0468 591 229
Period of Vacancy: Ongoing 
Number of Vacancies: Several


Applications close: Thursday 6 April 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.


About the Department of Home Affairs: 
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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.


Opportunities in Darwin to protect the land, sea and the community.


Australian Border Force (ABF) – One job, multiple careers

We are Australia’s frontline border, law enforcement agency and customs service. We are an operationally independent body within the Home Affairs portfolio.

Our people are our biggest asset and these positions will help to support, grow and look after the people who keep Australia prosperous, secure and united. This supports our mission to protect Australia’s border and enable legitimate travel and trade.


What is the job?

Officers working in Aviation Operations work within international airports to conduct passenger processing and enforce customs and immigration legislation at the border. They enable the movement of passengers by conducting immigration clearance, visa and identity checks and responding to national intelligence alerts.

They may ask questions and undertake search and examination activities, including searching persons, baggage and aircraft. Aviation Operations officers located at Darwin International Airport are part of an excellent shift roster providing a 24/7 365 day support to operations.


Our people are our biggest asset and these positions will help to support, grow and look after the people who keep Australia prosperous, secure and united.


Our ideal candidate:

We are looking for people from a variety of backgrounds, skills and experience who:

  • have attention to detail, and can ‘connect the dots’
  • have a high level of personal integrity
  • work well in a team
  • enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • make connections with people
  • are quick learners, capable of understanding new information.


Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • lead a team, ensuring team members are valued, engaged, developed and challenged
  • carry out activities under general supervision and direction
  • contribute to the development of plans, strategies and team goals
  • communicate confidently and present messages in a clear way
  • maintain awareness of border threats and effectiveness of border controls relating to all operational environments.


Applicant Response:

You are not required to provide a written application for this role. Please upload a copy of your CV to the Applicant Response field to allow you to submit your application.


All candidates will be invited to complete an online assessment. This could measure Cognitive Aptitude, Personality and/or Emotional Intelligence. For more information about the platform, click here  You can also find tips on how to prepare via this link


How to apply:

You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs' online recruitment system (ourPeople). Please upload a copy of your CV to the Applicant Response field to allow you to submit your application.

As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • Your CV - (Please upload the same document in the Applicant Response section)
  • Details of two referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 127344 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 ( 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.

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

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: