Job Details
  • Reference380806A_1632368299
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Senior Criminal Investigator on a contract for until 30 June 2022 with potential extension.

Senior Criminal Investigators - identify and manage complex and sensitive cases of fraud and criminal offences committed against the agency. The roles work closely together and as part of the leadership group to deliver Business Integrity and agency outcomes. Criminal Senior Investigators are expected to lead complex investigations, operations and projects demonstrating an investigative mindset ensuring an application and understanding of relevant legislation, policies, standards, and governance frameworks.

Key duties:

  • Lead and support team members with criminal and/or administrative investigative processes in compliance with criminal or administrative legislation, Fraud Control guidelines, Australian Government Investigation Standards, the department's policies and procedures.
  • Undertake and support investigators in the preparation of plans, analysis of information and evidence, conducting records of interviews, use of search warrants, preparation of Briefs of Evidence for Commonwealth prosecutions and presentation of evidence in court.
  • Guide, coach and mentor fellow team members where appropriate, and ensure they receive the appropriate training to perform their duties.
  • Lead and or support a team in the fair, equitable, courteous and sensitive treatment of customers within legislative and policy frameworks and to specified standards.
  • Contribute, drive, monitor and report on performance against the team's key performance indicators, business outcomes and respond to management information and national initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain networks and relationships involving internal and external stakeholders, such as the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and the Australian Federal Police and ability to represent the branch with credibility and professionalism.


Key skills/knowledge to undertake the role:

  • Demonstrated experience in the conduct or management of complex operations and investigations, complex customer relationships and highly sensitive cases and issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support a team undertaking multifaceted investigations and to ensure outcomes are based on effective fraud control, response and disruption as well as quality and efficient services to customers.
  • Ability to set direction of work priorities and practices, to achieve business outcomes within established resources and timeframes.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively, negotiating on complex matters, while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Commitment to working in a changing environment with evolving priorities and supporting fellow team members through these changes.
  • Ability to encourage innovation and assist with the implementation of changes to business, policy and practices.



If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email Neville.smith@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.