Job Details
  • Reference367920A_1610402629
  • LocationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted8 days ago
  • ConsultantLeanne Porter

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 Fraud Investigator on a contract until February 2022, with potential extension.

Position Overview

This position makes a critical contribution to safeguarding public confidence in the client. You will be a valued member of a highly responsive and contemporary Scheme Integrity Branch, conducting internal and external fraud investigations. The Branch supports the Agency and its partners in preventing, detecting and responding to threats.

This role requires the ability to contribute and lead in different investigation types, depending on Branch pressures. You will undertake investigations of potential fraud, unauthorised access, misconduct and other criminal offences committed against the Agency/Scheme. In doing so, you will use initiative and discretion in the interpretation of policy and the application of practices and procedures. Decision-making is substantially dependent on sound judgement, skills and knowledge.

Senior Investigators work with autonomy and ensure the work of the team is of high standards and may at times be required to assist with project work.

Fraud Investigators are expected to display positivity and team focus, playing a key role in the support and development of less experienced staff. They manage their own work in the context of competing priorities, including contributing to business planning, changes in workplace practices and business improvement strategies. They are required to liaise with stakeholders and represent the Branch with credibility and professionalism.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyse and process information to produce accurate and informative reports
  • Conduct formal and informal discussions with staff and partners, participants, providers and third parties
  • Undertake and manage complex and sensitive investigations in accordance with processes and the Australian Government Investigation Standards, 2011
  • Gather evidence from a range of sources and prepare high quality briefs of evidence
  • Prepare cases for referral to relevant parties such as the Australian Federal Police and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Provide evidence in criminal and civil court as a representative of the client
  • Carry out administration, reporting and project work as required
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, enhancing the reputation and influence of the Branch.
  • Promote workplace practices consistent with Agency policy and in accordance with Australian Public Service Values, Code of Conduct and leadership behaviours.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to hold and maintain, or be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at 'Negative Vetting Level 1' as soon as practicable after commencement.
  • Required qualifications consistent with the Australian Government Investigation Standards are: Certificate IV in Government [Fraud Investigations] or Diploma of Government [Fraud Investigations] or equivalent as set out in the Public Services Training Package (PSP04) or demonstrated significant experience with the obligation to obtain the required qualification within 12 months of commencement.
  • It is highly desirable that applicants have an understanding or lived experience of disability.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email for further discussion.