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GAZ APS4 NT Leading Border Force Officer Aviation Ops Shift Work Affirmative Measure Indigenous

Requisition Number: 127254
Position Number/s: Several
Classification: APS Level 4  
Location: NT  
Division: North West & Detention  
Branch: Operations North  
Section: Operations NT Aviation  
Security Classification: Baseline Vetting 
Salary: $71,201.00 to $76,799.00  
Kathleen Lodge Phone: 0400 637 518
Period of Vacancy: Ongoing
Number of Vacancies: Several


Applications close: Monday 10 April 2023 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.


Who can apply:

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 31 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2022.  This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.


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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:

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 a one-page Applicant Response in relation to the advertised role that tells us your story. Please include:

  • Your previous work experience
  • Why you are interested in this role
  • any examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.


Evidence of Heritage:

Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

A confirmation must stipulate that a person:

  • is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • is accepted as such by the community in which they live, or formerly lived.


Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage can be provided by a wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and bodies, and commonly include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Councils
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations can be incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006, the Corporations Act 2001, or other states and territory legislation).
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical services.



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 - 127254 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: