Job Details
  • Reference360892B_1595469804
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted23 days ago
  • ConsultantSusan Nesbitt

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 Vetting and Policy Support Officer on a contract until June 2021, with potential extensions of 12 months.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with key stakeholders to drive policy and procedural development for the processing of security clearances for locally engaged staff at overseas posts;
  • Undertaking and coordinating security clearance vetting for locally engaged staff with the department's panel of outsourced vetting service providers;
  • Liaising internally and externally to commence, monitor, progress and finalise security clearance processes;
  • Providing policy and related procedural advice regarding security clearance requirements as outlined in the Australian Government's Protective Security Policy Framework and the DFAT Security Framework;
  • Undertaking a variety of administrative duties to support DFAT's security clearance processes, including developing reporting and assurance frameworks, working closely with the DFAT network to transition processes and developing innovative approaches to managing caseloads in online systems.



  • Certificate IV in Government (Personnel Security).

General attributes

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • Ability to interpret, apply and develop policy; and
  • Ability to work proactively and with minimal supervision.


  • Knowledge of the Australian Government's Protective Security Policy Framework.

Mandatory Requirements:

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

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively you can call Susan Nesbitt on 02 6268 9935 or email for further discussion.