Ever found yourself trying to figure out what someone else is thinking? That's intelligence gathering - the process of learning the intentions of others in order to make more informed decisions.
The Intelligence Officer's role, in essence, is to collect, manage and plan intelligence gathering from sources outside of Australia's borders. In many cases, the intelligence they're collecting involves an active threat to Australia's security or economic interests.
To do this, they use superior intellect, interpersonal skills and judgement to lead successful intelligence operations. Although they share these common traits, there is no stereotypical Intelligence Officer. So if you're highly motivated, curious about people and like to travel, this may be the role for you.
Candidates also require the following to be eligible to apply for the Intelligence Officer role:
The specialist nature of ASIS's work demands the highest levels of dedication, integrity and professionalism from our staff. For this reason, our selection processes are competitive and rigorous. As a rough guide, the selection process for Intelligence Officers generally takes around 7-12 months from the date of application to the offer of employment and covers a range of different selection phases. The selection process may include some, or all, of the following:
Medical assessment, including testing for prohibited substances
Following this lengthy selection process, as a successful applicant you will still need to undertake extensive and demanding training in a residential environment. After passing the training course, you will then become an Intelligence Officer.
We recruit Intelligence Officers from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to arts, politics, international relations, science, engineering, law, IT, finance/business and economics.
Our Intelligence Officers work in Canberra with the opportunity to undertake postings in a range of overseas locations.
Once you’ve submitted your completed online application form, you will receive an on-screen confirmation that your application has been successfully received by ASIS. Beyond this, you will only be contacted again if you’ve progressed through to the next stage of the application process.
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