Permanent APS4 Section 26 Register - Immigration Group

Job Req ID

Home Affairs - 133214






APS Level 4 - $74,049.00 and $79,871.00 plus 15.4% super (part time pro-rata)


Employment Type

Ongoing (Permanent), Full-time / Part-time 


Flexible work

Flexible arrangements available 


Contact Officer

Immigration Workforce Coordination at 


Applications close on 15/09/2024 at 11:59pm AEST (midnight) - Late applications will not be accepted.


About our opportunity


**Please note, this register is only open to ongoing Australian Public Service employees at the APS4 classification. This register may be used to fill vacancies within the Immigration Group over the next 12 months**


About our team


Immigration | Various sections


Immigration Group is responsible for administering Australia's Permanent and Temporary Migration Programs, people smuggling policy and implementation, and the Refugee and Humanitarian Program and Settlement Programs. The Group delivers status resolution in detention and the community and manages the Department's client facing services and information services. It also provides policy advice on national impacts of migration, citizenship, people mobility, and delivers citizenship, social cohesion and multicultural programs. The Group also leads on implementing Government's proposed policy shifts needed to reform the migration system.


Please visit our website for more information about the Department of Home Affairs


Our ideal candidate


Our ideal candidate will be a team player who enjoys working in a dynamic and evolving environment. You must possesses strong written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to work under pressure whilst remaining calm in stressful situations. You must be able to positively contribute in a team environment, displaying integrity and high ethical standards. You must possess good judgement and pay careful attention to detail in order to make lawful decisions confidently, while undertaking analysis and drawing accurate conclusions based on evidence. You must also work collaboratively with others in order to deliver efficient and accurate workplace outcomes.



The Department of Home Affairs has offices located all over Australia, including in:

  • Parramatta, New South Wales
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Adelaide, South Australia
  • Hobart, Tasmania
  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Belconnen or Civic, Australian Capital Territory.

You must be able to physically attend an office listed above. If an opportunity arises for you to move to a role in another state, relocation costs will be at your own expense.


Duties and responsibilities


Working as an APS4 officer within Immigration Group you would typically work across the following categories: 


  • Action and respond to customer enquires or requests
  • Draft and review documents
  • Assessment and decision making
  • Research and correctly apply legislation
  • Other enabling and supporting functions including administration duties.



How to apply


Submit your application and CV through the Home Affairs’ recruitment system (ourPeople) before the closing date on 15/09/2024 at 11:59pm (midnight) AEST  – Late applications will not be accepted.


Please provide a one-page Applicant Response and include specific examples to explain how your experience, skills and qualifications make you a good fit for Immigration Group.


Applicant response documents must be a minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format, include your full name and the Requisition Number – 133214 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 Baseline Vetting (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:


Technical assistance


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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.