Job Details
  • Reference397640A_1661746872
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantAshleigh Blair-heykamp

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 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The department has a requirement 4 X Personnel security vetting officer to undertake security clearance processes at the level of Baseline, Negative Vetting Level 1, and Negative Vetting Level 2. The officer will also be required to assess complex clearance cases, provide Quality Assurance on Personal Security Files (PSFs), and provide sound advice on clearance outcomes.


Working as part of the Security Clearances and Investigations (SCI) team and under the supervision of the Assistant Director Vetting, the successful applicant will be required to:

  • Process security clearances in accordance with the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and department standard operating procedures, using department'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) Mandatory

General attributes

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively individually or within a team environment;
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Ashleigh Blair-Heykamp on 02 6268 9934 or email for further discussion.