Temporary Employment Register - Assistant Border Force Officers (ACT)

Job Req ID

ABF - 129903






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


Employment Type

Non Ongoing (Temporary), Casual/Intermittent 


Flexible work



Contact Officer



Applications close on 17/10/2024 at 11:59pm AEDT (midnight) - Late applications will not be accepted.


About our opportunity


This process is being used to fill up to 8 immediate vacancies. A merit pool may be established and used to fill similar vacancies for up to 18 months. 


About our team


Deputy Commissioner Operations | Ac East | Trade & Travel East | Border Clearance ACT, Maritime Operations NSW


Irregular and Intermittent Employees (IIEs) are employed with the ABF as casuals at the APS2 classification and assist frontline operational teams to meet peaks associated with the movement of people and goods across the border.


Casuals are predominantly required to work at international airports to alleviate pressure on existing teams during periods of increased flight departures and arrivals.


This includes work undertaken outside of standard business hours.


These roles are frontline roles which require officers to wear the ABF uniform and represent the ABF professionally in the public domain.


Officers undertake administrative and operational support duties, as well as passenger processing. Officers must be capable of interacting with members of the community and foreign visitors. 


If you are found suitable and offered to undertake casual work for the ABF as an IIE, you will be offered work hours on an irregular and intermittent basis in line with our ABF officers.


This includes work within standard business hours, work after hours, on weekends, and/or on public holidays.


Work hours will be offered intermittently and sometimes at very short notice.


We are looking for individuals who are able to regularly and flexibly commute to ABF sites within their locale as needed.


Please visit our website for more information about the Department of Home Affairs or Australian Border Force


Our ideal candidate


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


You will receive appropriate training in order to undertake requisite functions, such as passenger clearances.


Training is currently around four (4) weeks in duration and is undertaken on a full time basis.


Components of the training may need to be conducted interstate. Successful completion of training is a condition of employment.


Duties and responsibilities


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


  • Commit to our values and behaviours, maintaining a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • 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.


How to apply


Submit your application and CV through the Home Affairs’ recruitment system (ourPeople) before the closing date on 17/10/2024 at 11:59pm (midnight) AEDT  – Late applications will not be accepted.


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 tell us in approximately half a page, why you would like to work as an IIE with the Australian Border Force.


You will then be asked a series of screening questions that will be used to assess your suitability for the role.


Applicant response documents must be a minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format, include your full name and the Requisition Number – 129903 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


Technical assistance


For technical enquiries please call or email for assistance:



Please include any applicable screen captures, a response will be provided during business hours.




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.