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Team Leader Digital Surveillance Collection

Australian Federal Police

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/10/2017

Job Category:

IT and Telecommunications / Helpdesk / Servicedesk

Job description:

Team Leader Digital Surveillance Collection


AFP Band 7 $99,869 - $106,963


Applications are sought from high performing members wishing to be considered for the role of Technical Team Leader within Digital Surveillance Collection (DSC), Covert and Capability. The purpose of this process is to establish a pool of suitable candidates for existing as well as any future vacancies identified within Technical Team Leader positions of DSC. DSC provides technical support and capabilities to AFP operations through the development, delivery, analysis and maintenance of leading edge telecommunications interception and digital surveillance collection capabilities and delivery platforms.

Essential Requirements

  • Formal tertiary qualifications in an information technology related field or extensive demonstrated technical equivalent skills and experience.
  • Experience in mentoring, developing and leading technical specialists in delivering technical projects.
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and people management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desirable skills include:

  • A strong technical understanding of interception and/or digital surveillance platforms;
  • Technical engineering, IT networking and/or development experience; and
  • An understanding of relevant legislation.

In addition to the role scope, responsibilities include:

  • Leading and managing teams of dedicated technical specialists responsible for providing innovative technical collection, delivery and analysis capabilities; Planning and prioritising team commitments and taking responsibility for meeting deadlines;
  • Communicating complex concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders;
  • Providing technical assistance and input to the development and enhancement of interception, surveillance and delivery capabilities;
  • Collaborating with other DSC teams, external agencies and trusted industry partners; and
  • Informing and educating stakeholders in implementing or maintaining telecommunications or surveillance technology, networking infrastructure, hardware or software development.
  • Successful candidates will exhibit:
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and people management skills;
  • A commitment to AFP values; and
  • High level communication skills.

This position requires a Negative Vetting 2 security clearance or the ability to obtain one.

Contact Officer: Rob NELSON, Coordinator Digital Surveillance Collection – or (02) 6131 2023.

Closing Date: 4pm (AEDT) Thursday 26 October 2017.

The AFP’s application process for non-policing vacancies consists of two-steps for non-AFP employees. (Existing AFP employees only need to undertake step 1 of the process).

Preliminary step: It is strongly recommended that you take action now to obtain a copy or copies of your driving history through the relevant local motor registry or Road Traffic Authority.

Step 1 Application:

    • applicants complete and submit an online application;

Step 2 AFP Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ):

The ESQ is the tool in which applicant’s character is assessed against the employment character standards.

Following the instructions contained in the email from AFP Recruitment confirming receipt of your application, the ESQ must be completed and submitted within 14 calendar days after the closing date of the applications.

Traffic History:

All applicants are required to obtain a copy of their Traffic History. If you have resided in different states or territories, you must supply a traffic history from each state or territory. You are required to include 10 years of traffic history and not older than 3 months from date of application. If you have a traffic history report from more than one state or territory, you will need to scan all documents and attach to your application as one.

Traffic history information is available from the local Motor Registry in your state or territory. Do not upload individual infringement notices or unofficial documentation.

You are required to inform the Recruitment Team ( ) of any offences, infringements or police charges that occur during the recruitment process.

Omitting to supply relevant details may jeopardise your application.

If you do not currently hold, and have never held, a driver’s licence you should upload a Statutory Declaration providing this information.

If you have lived overseas, or have travelled extensively, please provide a Statutory Declaration stating the period you held a licence and listing any traffic offences. If you did not hold a licence during this period, please provide a Statutory Declaration stating this information. Statutory Declarations can be found online.

Once the ESQ has been completed applicants will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the ESQ.

For more information about the AFP’s Employment Character Standards, please go to:

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