Australian High Commission
New Zealand
with non-resident accreditation to Niue

Vacancies

Job Vacancies

The Australian High Commission currently has two vacancies, Locally Engaged Integrity Officer and Integrity Support Officer. 

Both job descriptions are listed on Seek, please see the listings and how to apply below: 

Locally Engaged Integrity Officer 

Integrity Support Officer 

Applications close for both vacancies on 4pm NZT Friday 10 July 2020.  

Locally Engaged Integrity Officer 

Agency

Department of Home Affairs

Position number

PNWN024

Title

Locally Engaged Integrity Officer

Classification

LE6

Section

Department of Home Affairs

Reports to

Principal Migration Officer (Integrity)

                                                                                                       





About the Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions. The Department of Home Affairs protects Australian borders and manages the movement of people and goods across them, contributing to achieving three principal government outcomes of strong national security, a strong economy, and a prosperous and cohesive society.

Our diverse portfolio includes managing migration, humanitarian and citizenship policy and programs, and keeping Australia secure through border management and facilitating travellers and goods crossing the border.

About the role

Under limited direction, the Locally-Engaged Integrity Officer (LEIO) performs a key role in the Pacific Region Integrity Network, and reports to the Principal Migration Officer Integrity (PMOI). The LEIO analyses visa and citizenship caseloads from New Zealand, realm countries and other Pacific countries in line with Wellington Integrity Unit responsibilities. The LEIO is responsible for managing and reporting on risk and integrity issues and systems within a broad range of visa caseloads. 

 

The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertake analysis and report on factors contributing to non-genuine travel and entry to Australia from New Zealand and realm countries, including conducting regular caseload sampling, auditing and data enrichment activities.
  • Liaise and build strong working relationships with New Zealand government agencies and clients to ensure appropriate management of risk within the caseload.
  • Develop and maintain processes to monitor unusual trends and developments in visa caseloads.
  • Analyse and strategically report on risk and integrity activity, performance and caseload trends.
  • Identify, analyse and investigate integrity concerns involving ad hoc and organised non-genuine migration, assess data and provide comprehensive reporting to stakeholders.
  • Draft a range of high-quality written materials, and coordinate the dissemination of fraud profiles and integrity alerts to other Home Affairs staff.
  • Manage the Wellington Integrity Unit’s intelligence collection (including maintaining stocks of relevant document specimens) and integrity databases.
  • Contribute to the identification of training needs and develop training programs in relation to risk and integrity for Home Affairs staff. 
  • Manage complex integrity cases including making recommendations where referral to the PMOI is required.
  • Supervise and manage the workflow of junior staff in the daily operations of the team, ensure the delivery of quality outcomes, and provide mentoring to build knowledge and capabilities.
  • Respond to a variety of enquiries relating to risk and integrity matters.
  • Maintain and build relationships with key contacts including local government, nearby diplomatic missions, Service Delivery Partners and other Australian Government agencies.
  • Represent the work unit at a range of meetings and events, when required, and report on meeting outcomes and issues identified.

 

Qualifications/experience required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Australian Government Security Clearance.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office especially Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong proficiency in report writing and analysis.
  • Ability to manage and supervise staff.
  • Discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Knowledge of Australia’s visa processes and systems.

 

 

Integrity Support Officer 

Agency

Department of Home Affairs

Position number

PNWN023

Position title

Integrity Support Officer

Classification

LE3

Section

Department of Home Affairs

Reports to (title)

Locally Engaged Integrity Officer

 

About the Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions.

The Department of Home Affairs protects Australian borders and manages the movement of people and goods across them, contributing to achieving three principal government outcomes of strong national security, a strong economy, and a prosperous and cohesive society.

Our diverse portfolio includes managing migration, humanitarian and citizenship policy and programs, and keeping Australia secure through border management and facilitating travellers and goods crossing the border.

About the position

Under general direction, the Integrity Support Officer reports to the Locally Engaged Integrity Officer (LEIO) within the Wellington Integrity Unit for the Department of Home Affairs.  The Officer uses sound judgement, discretion and attention to detail to support the effective operation of the Wellington Integrity Unit.

     The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertake operational level liaison with New Zealand and Australian Government stakeholders, manage client enquiries and work with visa processing officers around the region.
  • Consider and analyse information to identify areas of concern, and present findings to the LEIO and senior officers.
  • Interpret and apply legislation that relates to Australian visa programs.
  • Interpret and apply guidelines to specific cases to determine appropriate risk treatment.
  • Research and analyse systems to obtain statistical and case based information, collate results and present findings to senior officers.
  • Monitor and respond to client requests, and use judgement to identify and escalate issues where necessary.
  • Collate integrity information/documentation for use by the Wellington Integrity Unit, visa processing officers and the Department.
  • Undertake other supporting activities for the unit as required, including but not limited to, identifying and exporting key integrity data and identifying trends or concerns.

Qualifications/Experience

The successful applicant will require:

  • Experience using Microsoft Office especially Excel and electronic databases.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to deal with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience handling confidential information, and the ability to maintain discretion.