Job Details
  • Reference376716A_1632860041
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted26 days ago
  • ConsultantTony Crymes

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 a Personnel Security Vetting Officer on a contract for 9 Month, Potential Extension of 2x12 months.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Process security clearances in accordance with the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and DFAT standard operating procedures, using DFAT's electronic case management system, for Baseline, Negative Vetting Level 1, and Negative Vetting Level 2 clearances.
  • Provide high quality sound advice regarding clearance outcomes and be responsive to feedback.
  • Assess and manage complex vetting clearances, including the ability to prepare denial documentation to a high standard.
  • Provide Quality Assurance on files, assessing for activity and outcomes which align to standard operating procedures and the PSPF,
  • Manage a security clearance caseload in partnership with an outsourced service provider (OSP) to ensure benchmarks are met.
  • Work to tight deadlines and appropriately manage heavy workloads.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, proficient written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to liaise effectively with a range of clearance subjects from diverse backgrounds.
  • Undertake other support or vetting functions as directed by Assistant Director Vetting or Director SCI.


  • Cert IV in Government (Personnel Security Vetting)

Skills & Experience:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively individually or within a team environment.
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Adherence to APS Values and Code of Conduct as defined in the Public Service Act 1999.s
  • 5 years vetting experience is desirable.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a NV1 security clearance.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Tony Crymes on 02 6268 9716 or email for further discussion.