Intelligence Assessment Analyst

Department of Defence

APS Level 4 - $65,133 - $71,109

Ongoing, Full-time

Russell - ACT

Closing date: Friday, 27 October 2017

4 days to apply

Job description


The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to support Defence achievement of the Council of Australian Governments target for 3 percent representation by 2018. As per the eligibility requirements outlined in this information pack, proof of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage is required from all applicants.

If you are looking for a career where your work has a profound impact on upholding our nation’s security, you have come to the right place. The Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) provides intelligence advice to the Australian Defence Organisation and broader Government to assist in dealing with threats to Australia and its national interests. DIO identifies and assesses foreign military, political, social and cultural developments that affect the planning and conduct of Australian Defence Force operations. Issues potentially impacting upon Australian Defence capability developments, or influencing Australian efforts to promote regional or international stability, are also identified and assessed.

This opportunity is for Entry Level employment with DIO. You do not require previous work experience, but do need to demonstrate through previous study or employment that you have the ability to research, analyse and write clearly. Our work is exciting. DIO believes that our people are our most valuable resource, and will invest in your training and development to ensure your time with us is deeply rewarding, both personally and professionally. To achieve our mission to produce the best possible intelligence, we bring together smart, focused people from a variety of backgrounds to create a highly effective and cohesive workforce. If you are successful, DIO will train you in all source intelligence assessment and you will build your career within Defence and the Australian Intelligence Community.

For further information, please visit our website at

Eligibility: To be employed in a Defence Intelligence Agency, you will be required to undertake a Psychological Assessment and a Positive Vetting security clearance; you must be an Australian citizen and be able to account for your personal background for the last 10 years, or from 16 years of age, whichever is greater. As it may take 18 months for a Positive Vetting clearance to be granted, applicants seeking employment within the next 18 months are encouraged to apply.


Prior to commencement successful applicants will be required to undergo a psychological assessment and an extensive security clearance process. As a Positive Vetting clearance is required, applicants must be Australian Citizens; be able to account for their personal background for their whole life; and be able to demonstrate suitability to work in a high security intelligence environment. For more information refer to the Information Pack.


The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

For more information:

02 6127 5343

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10714333

Agency website:

Department of Defence website