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REGISTER GAZ- APS2- VIC/TAS - Casual and Non Ongoing Assistant Border Force Officer - 2022/2023

Requisition Number: 116838
Position Number/s: Several
Classification: APS Level 2  
Location: VIC; TAS  
Division: AC South  
Branch: Regional and Aviation Operations South  
Section: Operations and Planning VIC/TAS  
Security Classification: Baseline Vetting 
Salary: $54,439.00 to $61,245.00  
Contact: Office of Chief of Staff VIC/TAS Email:
Period of Vacancy: Non-ongoing - Casual and limited Non-ongoing - Full Time

Number of Vacancies: Several


Applications close: Tuesday 27 June 2023 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEDT. Late applications will not be accepted.


Your registration will remain active until Tuesday 27 June 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.


Department of Home Affairs:
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About the role:
Irregular and Intermittent Employees (IIEs) are employed with the Australian Border Force (ABF) at the APS2 classification and assist front-line operational teams to meet peaks associated with the movement of people and goods across the border. As an IIE your role fits into our operational priorities which consists of processing travellers, cargo/goods, aircraft, vessels, pleasure craft, stores and crew arriving and departing Australia, including outside metropolitan airports and seaports, such as vessels and small-craft at remote seaports and light aircraft at regional airfields. Managing cargo extends to mail, postal articles and small parcels through international mail gateways, express delivery facilities and control activities within the supply chain and logistics industries.

IIEs are predominantly required to work at international airports to alleviate pressure on existing teams during periods of increased flight departures and arrivals and are required to undertake administrative and operational support duties, as well as passenger processing and must be capable of interacting with members of the community and foreign visitors. IIEs are also utilised to work in teams processing clearances of passenger travelling on cruise liners.

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

If you are found suitable and offered to undertake casual work for the ABF as an IIE on an irregular and intermittent basis in line with ABF operational requirements. This includes work within standard business hours, 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. Some roles are located in metropolitan areas and remote locations.


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 4 weeks in duration and is undertaken on a full time basis. Successful completion of training is a condition of employment.


Specific duties and responsibilities:
In the ABF we are looking for 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.

Melbourne, Avalon and Hobart - International Airports:

Processing Passengers and Crew:

  • Provide support for all arrivals clearance processes and departing flight crew
  • Scanning and data entry of Passenger and Crew Immigration Clearance declarations 
  • Ad-hoc support to concurrent processing of red and green zone arriving passengers at Melbourne Airport
  • Escort visitors/contractors 
  • Surge requirements where required in processing Tourist Refund Scheme claims, both locally and overflow from other ports during peak
  • Front Counter duties including delivering expected operational outcomes and results, including: 
  • Identification verification and issuing visitor passes
  • As the public face of ABF, respond to a variety of ABF related inquiries.

Capability & Workforce Management support:

  • Records Management including data entry and maintenance of training registers, goods management and systems usage
  • Booking of training rooms, including the set up and stocking of appropriate resources
  • Recording training attendance and notifying of non-attendance to relevant Supervisors
  • Under supervision – collation and creation of templates for training records
  • Supporting SMEs in face to face training, including room preparation
  • Maintenance of induction package material.

Under supervision undertake periodic and/or regular audits including but not limited to:

  • Planned & unplanned leave audit
  • Training skills audit
  • Sign on sheets audit
  • Duties associated with Hobart International Airport deployments inclusive of data entry and maintenance of spreadsheets, calendars and deployment registers. 


Facilities and Assurance:

  • ASIC processing. Review the ASIC application through the MyGov app, verify identities, and arrange for the coding and issuing of cards inclusive of liaison with ABF Security and attendance to offsite airport security office
  • Duties associated with Hobart International Airport deployments inclusive of data entry and maintenance of spreadsheets, calendars and deployment registers
  • Front Counter duties including delivering expected operational outcomes and results, including: 
  • Identification verification and issuing visitor passes
  • As the public face of ABF, respond to a variety of ABF related inquiries
  • Processing applications and issuing of car park passes 
  • Asset management including following ongoing faults, maintaining supply of PMEDs (laptops, mobile phones etc.) to be issued to officers for short term deployments
  • Maintenance of the airport Faults Register to track ongoing issues, and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure faults are resolved
  • Build and maintain staff attendance register to track movement of staff, WFH and IIE usage.


Other work areas:

  • There may be limited opportunities to work in other work areas such as Melbourne Gateway Facility (Post), Air Cargo, Container Examination Area (CEF), Shipping Operations and  Detention Operations VIC.


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 an Applicant Response document (approximately half a page) in relation to the advertised role, outlining:

  • 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.


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 two referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 116838 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

If you will not have access to your departmental email during the process of this requisition, please advise the contact officer and provide alternate contact information.