Northern Territory Regional Security Officer

Job Req ID

Home Affairs - 131974






APS Level 5 - $80,748.00 and $87,572.00 plus 15.4% super (part time pro-rata)


Employment Type

Ongoing (Permanent), Full-time 


Flexible work



Contact Officer

Helen FRAGOULIS on 0466 930 582 or 


Applications close on 21/07/2024 at 11:59pm AEST (midnight) - Late applications will not be accepted.


About our opportunity


This process is being used to fill up to 1 immediate vacancy. A merit pool may be established and used to fill similar vacancies for up to 18 months. 


About our team


Chief Operating Officer Group | Integrity Security & Assurance | Security Branch | Security Operations


Security Operations is responsible for delivering the Department's physical security requirements and for ensuring preventative security strategies are in place and function effectively to minimise risk from internal and external threats. The sections responsibilities include physical security risk assessments, auditing, certification and accreditation of security classified zones, and the coordination of the regional security network. The section also manages the national security guarding arrangement.


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Our ideal candidate


The Department is looking for people who enjoy working in a rapidly evolving and forward thinking environment; who think strategically, are innovative and are open to new ideas. The RSO role requires a high degree of learned skill in both physical security and the public sector.


Our successful candidate will be a team player, passionate about security, and have demonstrated practical experience. They will also need to be self- driven, possess strong written and verbal skills and the ability to influence the key security outcomes across the Department of Home Affairs and the ABF.


Duties and responsibilities


The primary purpose of the Regional Security Officer (RSO) role is to support the Regional Security Advisor (RSA) in delivering best practice protective security advice and services to HA and ABF staff and sites located within the NT region. The role, may on occasion expand to encompass the SA and WA regions.


The RSO ensures the consistent application of Departmental security policies and that security practices are in line with the Protective Security Policy Framework.


The principle accountabilities and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provide security risk-based, subject matter expertise and security policy advice and representation to internal and external stakeholder of the branch.
  • Contribute to the implementation and application of security risk management within the department, including the development of regional risk assessments.
  • Provide oversight of security risk management of departmental events or activities.
  • Provide regional oversight of contract management of security guard resource and other services.
  • Develop and maintain critical relationships, both regionally and across the department.


Additional information


  • A sound understanding and experience in the Protective Security Policy Framework would be beneficial.
  • The role may require the successful applicant to hold (or be willing to obtain) a Certificate IV Government Security.


How to apply


Submit your application and CV through the Home Affairs’ recruitment system (ourPeople) before the closing date on 21/07/2024 at 11:59pm (midnight) AEST  – Late applications will not be accepted.


As part of your application you will be required to prepare and submit a 600 word response document in relation to the advertised role, outlining:


  • The experiences and achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role


Applicant response documents must be a minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format, include your full name and the Requisition Number – 131974 in the document footer.


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 Systems information relevant to the classification.




To be eligible for the position you must be an Australian Citizen.


The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 (AGSVA) security clearance and an Employment Suitability Clearance (ESC).


Diversity and inclusion


The Department is committed to workforce diversity and applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, come from a diverse cultural or linguistic background or have a disability are encouraged to apply.


RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit:


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


The Department 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 and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the Department’s website at


Candidates should be aware that in roles where vaccination against COVID-19 is required by public health orders/directions or other legislation proof of vaccination will be required. If a candidate is not fully vaccinated or is unwilling to be vaccinated within a reasonable time period, they may not be offered that role.