Full time
Posted 2 years ago

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to work with sworn police in the ACT, assisting investigators with cases, preparing briefs of evidence and liaising with victims and witnesses. These types of roles don’t come along too often! Great opportunity for those holding a certificate IV in Government (Investigations) or a Certificate IV in Justice.

This advertisement is to fill current vacancies and create a merit pool for future ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies arising over the next 12 months.


Did you know?


The mission of the Australian Federal Police is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.


Working for the AFP provides you with a diverse and rewarding career. Whether you immerse yourself in a position on the frontline, or provide critical operational or professional support, the work you do makes a big impact to the people of Australia.


We recognise your contribution to our workforce and offer generous remuneration and conditions including:


  • Six weeks (30 days) of paid annual leave per year + additional paid Christmas stand down
  • 4 extra mandatory leave rest days per year
  • 18 days of paid personal leave per year
  • Generous superannuation of 15.4%
  • 16 weeks of paid maternity leave (after 12 months of service) + an additional 36 weeks of maternity leave without pay
  • Generous salaries and incremental salary progression governed by the AFP Enterprise Agreement
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangement that provides work/life balance
  • Access to ongoing training and development to support ambitions

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion


We aim to recognise the value of attracting and retaining employees with different backgrounds, experience, knowledge and abilities. The AFP is committed to developing a workforce that reflects all elements of the communities we serve, and we maintain a number of diversity and support networks:


  • AFP Ability Advisory (AAA) Network
  • Confidant Network
  • Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) Network
  • Mallunggang Indigenous Officer Network (MION)
  • National Women’s Advisory Network (NWAN)


The AFP’s First Nations Unit is staffed by First Nations employees who utilise their unique knowledge and life experience to inform both culturally competent decision making at the AFP.

What is the role?


ACT Policing is responsible for community policing and conducting investigations into serious, complex crimes that occur in the Territory.


Patrol (General Duties) members undertake community policing duties in relation to response and pro-active tasks. They are first responders to a range of emergencies and routine incidents to both investigate crime and resolve issues as well as keep the peace and preserve public safety.


CI members investigate a range of offences from aggravated robberies, aggravated burglaries, serious assaults (including sexual assaults) and murders, to serious drug and outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) offences, and financial investigations in the ACT.


Judicial Operations performs a wide range of functions in ACT Policing including: Charge, bail and custody management at the ACT Watch House; Regulatory functions like The ACT Firearms Registry; the Drug Registry; Property & Exhibits, Coroner’s Office as well as many functions supporting Courts, prosecution and other Judicial functions.


ACT Policing are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates who are interested in being considered for one of the Band 3 Investigative Assistants across the ACT Policing portfolios. This will include the 5 Police Stations (Belconnen, City, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Woden), Crime, Judicial Operations, Family Violence and Vulnerable People and Intelligence.


This presents a unique opportunity for unsworn members to work closely with investigators, develop your own understanding of ACT Policing Patrol (General Duties) and criminal investigation, and contribute to solving crimes that are of high interest to the Canberra community and ACT Policing.


You will also be required to contribute to the achievement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFP Governance Instruments. It is expected that the successful applicant will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.


What will you do?


  • Work with a team of investigators to help out on the day-to-day running of their investigations;
  • Assist in the preparation of investigations plans;
  • Facilitate investigative enquiries on behalf of the team (including with Forensics, property tasking’s, special projects preparation/review);
  • Aid in booking witnesses/victims in for appointments with investigators;
  • Help with tasks for court preparation (e.g. reviewing transcripts, redacting material in briefs of evidence); and
  • Any other tasks that assist in the general running of the teams’ investigations.


Please note, it is expected that the successful applicants will be able to work flexibility 24/7, in line with the team roster, and will be subject to the conditions of the Rostered Operations working pattern.

The Successful Applicants Will Possess


  • The capacity to work flexibly and multi-task in an organised, calm and focused manner to achieve outcomes with a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills.

Essential Requirements


  • You must be an Australian Citizen
  • A Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one


Desirable Requirements


  • An understanding of AFP investigative processes
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications are desirable, but not essential


Selection Criteria


  • Organising your work, making sound decisions and achieving outcomes
  • Communicating and working effectively with other people
  • Applying technical knowledge, expertise and skills



Advice for Applicants


Employment Suitability Requirements

If you progress through to the next stage, the AFP Recruitment Team will be in touch to let you know that you’ll need to provide some further information:


  • A completed Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ);
  • Traffic history for the last 10 years; and
  • Proof of Australian citizenship.


We encourage you to review the AFP’s minimum employment requirements and employment suitability standards to ensure that you meet these requirements before you submit your application.


COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated for all AFP employees, and all AFP appointees must maintain up-to-date vaccination status. Satisfactory proof of vaccination status will be required at the time an offer of employment is made. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine requirements further.


Application Information


As part of your application you will be required to submit the following documents via the AFPs Recruitment System (MyCareer) prior to the closing date and time:


  • Resume/CV
  • Applicant pitch (maximum two pages). Ensure your pitch tells us why you are the best fit for the role, addressing the selection criteria and work level standards for the role.
  • External applicants please ensure you meet our employment suitability and COVID-19 vaccine requirements before submitting an application.


Only complete applications will be considered. Good luck with your application!

Contacts and Closing Information


Contact Officer – ACT Policing Human Resources,

Contact Officer Phone: (02) 5126 4564, ​

Contact Officer Email: act-policing-hr@afp.gov.au

Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEDT) 26/10/2022

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General Investigations, Government Investigators, Investigator, Major Investigations, Personal Injury

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