Temporary Employment Register - Assistant Border Force Officer (VIC/TAS)

Job Req ID

ABF - 129270






APS Level 2 - $56,774.00 and $63,695.00 plus 15.4% super (part time pro-rata)


Employment Type



Flexible work



Contact Officer



Applications close on 13/09/2024 at 11:59pm AEST (midnight) - Late applications will not be accepted.


About our opportunity


Please note this opportunity is available to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community. Non-ongoing or temporary employment opportunities may be offered on an intermittent/irregular (casual) basis depending on business needs and requirements.



About our team


Regional Operations | Ac South | | Aviation & Regional Operations Sth | Operations and Planning IIE


Casual Assistant Border Force Officers (ABFOs) are employed at APS Level 2 to work across fast-paced and high volume working domains, to alleviate pressure on existing teams. Casual ABFOs undertake a range of routine transactional and administrative operational support tasks.


Casual ABFOs predominately work in International Airports however may undertake a variety of tasks across frontline operational work areas within the ABF including, but not limited to the following areas of deployment:

  • Melbourne, Hobart & Avalon International Airport
  • Air Cargo Operations
  • Detained goods management
  • Melbourne Gateway Facility
  • Maritime operations
  • Container Examination Facility
  • Regional Operations
  • District office Operations.


These are frontline roles that require officers to wear the ABF uniform and represent the ABF professionally in the public domain. Officers must be capable of interacting with members of the community and foreign visitors.


Shift work may be required.


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Our ideal candidate


The ABF is currently looking for flexible, adaptable and reliable people to undertake work on a Casual basis at the APS 2 classification.


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.


You will be given the necessary training, to perform work related functions such as passenger clearances. Training is approximately four to six weeks in duration and is undertaken on a full-time basis. Please note you must be flexible and available to attend training for the full course.


Duties and responsibilities


In the ABF, we are looking for Assistant Border Force Officers who can:

  • 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
  • Commit to developing their skills and knowledge
  • Represent the ABF in frontline operational areas, dealing directly with members of the public including foreign travellers
  • Are professional and respectful
  • Perform duties in a fast-paced, high volume operating environment
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • General administrative support
  • Basic computer skills are essential.


Additional information


The following requirements apply to the position:

  • Wear the ABF uniform
  • Attain and maintain mandatory training requirements
  • Attain and maintain relevant security requirement.


How to apply


Submit your application and CV through the Home Affairs’ recruitment system (ourPeople) before the closing date on 13/09/2024 at 11:59pm (midnight) AEDT – Late applications will not be accepted.


As part of your application you will be required to prepare and submit an applicant response document. Please tell us in approximately 300 words, why you would like to work as an APS 2 Assistant Border Force Officer.


Applicant response documents must be a minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format, include your full name and the Requisition Number - 129270 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: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability


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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 https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about-us/careers.


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.