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REGISTER - GAZ - National - ABF Temporary Employment Register 2022-2023

Requisition Number: 119320
Position Number/s: Several
Classification: APS Level 3; APS Level 4; APS Level 5; APS Level 6; Executive Level 1; Executive Level 2  
Location: ACT; NSW; NT; QLD; SA; TAS; VIC; WA  
Division: ABF Workforce  
Branch: N/A  
Section: Various  
Security Classification: Baseline Vetting 
Salary: $61,915.00 to $164,257.00  
Contact: Reginald R A BOETI Phone 
Period of Vacancy: Non ongoing
Number of Vacancies: Several 


Applications close: Friday 30 June 2023 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEDT. 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.


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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.


Australian Border Force – One job, multiple careers

Overview of the Australian Border Force:

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is an operationally independent body under the Home Affairs Portfolio. The ABF is responsible for operational border, investigations, compliance, detention (facilities and centres) and enforcement functions, and continues to be Australia's customs service. We operate in a rapidly evolving global environment. We must perform to the highest standards while remaining agile to anticipate and respond to emerging threats and capitalise on opportunities to partner with domestic and international border, customs, immigration, intelligence and law enforcement agencies. To deliver our mission in the face of advancing technology and new threats, it is not enough to be reactive; we must be professional, disciplined and collaborative.


Our officers are operationally focused, uniformed and part of a disciplined law enforcement agency, they patrol our air and seaports, remote locations, mail and cargo centres and Australia's extended maritime domain. Our officers also perform specialist functions relating to investigation, compliance and immigration detention operations. Border Force Officers are multi-skilled, mobile, agile and responsive. Our work is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Officers may undertake shift work as part of their role. Busy periods for the ABF tend to align with peak travel periods when higher numbers of people enter and depart Australia.


Temporary Employment Register:

The Temporary Employment Register is open to candidates to submit an expression of interest for employment with the ABF. The register enables us to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals at short notice for non-ongoing or temporary positions.


Working for the ABF can give you the opportunity to work locally or across the country.  You will be playing a key role in protecting Australia’s border, whether it be:

  • processing passengers at an air or seaport
  • clearing cargo at an air or seaport 
  • clearing mail at a clearance centre
  • working at a district office
  • undertaking project work
  • administrative duties
  • assisting with regulatory functions
  • assisting with training delivery.


The ABF is committed to building and valuing a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. We foster inclusiveness and embrace the diversity of our people. We strive to ensure all our staff feel included, have equal access to services and opportunities and can bring their authentic selves to work.


We are looking for candidates who can: 

  • Commit to our values and behaviours, maintaining a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • If required, meet and maintain stringent medical and psychometric standards, as fitness, health and mobility are vital to our work 
  • Commit to developing their skills and knowledge
  • Exercise lawful authority efficiently and appropriately
  • Meet and maintain high standards of operational readiness
  • Use critical thinking, sound judgement, and be prepared to take reasonable and necessary actions
  • Commit to community engagement and protection as well as client service.


Non-ongoing or temporary employment opportunities may be offered on a full-time, part-time or intermittent/irregular (casual) basis depending on business needs and requirements.


Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for a specified term up to 18 months.


Your registration will remain active until 30 June 2023. After this time, you will need to submit a new expression of interest by reapplying.


Applicant response: 

Please upload a one page cover letter briefly outlining your experience and why you are interested in a temporary position with the ABF.


Further Information

For further information about working in the ABF, visit work with us (


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 - 119320 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: