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REGISTER - GAZ - APS2 - QLD - Casual and Non Ongoing Assistant Border Force Officer, Admin Support

Requisition Number: 125463
Position Number/s: Several
Classification: APS Level 2  
Location: QLD  
Division: Ac North & Detention  
Branch: Operations QLD  
Section: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Gladstone, Mackay, Cairns  
Security Classification: Baseline Vetting 
Salary: $54,439.00 to $61,245.00  
Contact: Chief of Staff Team Phone 
Period of Vacancy: Non ongoing - Temporary/Casual
Number of Vacancies: Several


Applications close: Wednesday 14 December 2023 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.


Your registration will remain active until 14 December 2023. After this time you will need to submit a new expression of interest by reapplying.


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.


Overview of the Branch and Section:

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is the operational arm of the Department of Home Affairs, operating across four groups: South, East & Workforce; North, West, & Detention; Industry and Border Systems; and Customs.

The ABF is responsible for:


  • All operational activity around the border, including the management of travellers, goods, cargo and onshore compliance, detention and removal operations
  • The end-to-end management of the immigration detention network, ensuring the security, safety and welfare of detainees in immigration detention facilities and safeguarding non-citizen children in migration programs
  • Managing policy and regulatory frameworks to facilitate the movement of travellers and goods across our borders, supporting Australia’s economy and security.


The positions fall within Operations Queensland (QLD), which includes the following Sections: Aviation Traveller, Aviation Goods, Maritime Operations, Field and Removal Operations, Investigations and Sponsor Monitoring Unit, Operations and Planning and Chief of Staff. The Branch is also responsible for seven remote District Offices in Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Bowen, Townsville, Cairns, and Weipa.


About the role:

The ABF is looking for flexible, adaptable and reliable people to undertake work on a non-ongoing basis at the APS2 level.  This includes work as a part-time non-ongoing Assistant Border Force Officer or a full-time non-ongoing Assistant Border Force Officer and successful candidates will be asked to submit their preference. Multiple positions exist across various work locations in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Cairns, Townsville, Bowen and Weipa and work can be performed in a variety of environments including ABF Brisbane headquarters, airports, sea terminals and immigration detention facilities.


The roles are predominantly office based, and successful candidates will be required to undertake duties to provide administrative support to ensure the ongoing operational success of the ABF. These positions form part of the broader operational workforce within the ABF, and successful candidates will be required to wear an ABF uniform and represent the ABF professionally in the public domain.


All non-ongoing Assistant Border Force Officer Positions are at the APS2 classification and the roles are for a maximum of three (3) years.  Contracts will be offered in 12 month increments. These positions may require you to work in a shift or non shift role.  


Our ideal candidate:

The ABF is interested in receiving applications from individuals who have a broad and diverse range of backgrounds and skills. You should be an inclusive team member who is focused on contributing to a proactive and productive workplace culture. You will be part of a team working to achieve ABF outcomes.


To be a strong contender, you will be flexible and results focused. You will enjoy working in a complex and challenging environment. You will need to be forward thinking, self-motivated, resilient and adept at building relationships in a complex and fast-paced operational environment.


Specific duties/responsibilities:

In these roles you will:

  • Work collaboratively as an effective team member to achieve work area objectives
  • Contribute to team workflow and outputs against team objectives
  • Participate in and support a culture of achievement, sharing own skills and capabilities with colleagues and others
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate to achieve collective goals, think strategically, engage with risk, innovate and hold yourself and others to account.


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, outlining:

  • How your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role
  • Why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us
  • Any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.


Please note that shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete psychometric testing and/or a one-way video interview.


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 referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 125463 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: