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Job Title: Entry Level Recruit - ACT Community Policing and Protective Service Officer 2019
- ACT Community Policing: Canberra based
- PSO: Opportunities in regional and remote locations across Australia
- Recruit PSO: commencing from Band 2.1 - $53,969
- Recruit Policing: starting from Band 2.3 - $58,090
Vacancy Reference Number: 751
The mission of the AFP 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.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified people who are interested in an appointment to the AFP. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the AFP, and their application must address the two page pitch and the relevant work level standards.
As an inclusive organisation, the AFP provides opportunity for all Australians to fairly gain employment in the AFP. We appreciate that everyone is unique and acknowledge that diversity in thought leads to greater transparency and improved consideration in our decision making. To support our employees we also provide flexible work arrangements.
Are you the future face of the AFP?
The AFP can take its employees to exciting places, provide diverse duties and the opportunity to work with interesting people. Entry level recruit opportunities are available now.
- Police Officers (ACT Police – Canberra); and
- Protective Service Officers (opportunities in regional and remote locations across Australia).
As a fit and healthy, high performing and motivated individual we have opportunities for you to begin your career with the AFP.
What does a Police Officer do?
Following completion of recruit training you will be the first point of contact for the public requiring police assistance and will be required to investigate breaches of the law, assess evidence and interview witnesses over the course of investigations. ACT Community Police have a genuine interest in servicing the community in roles such as general duties, community safety, criminal investigations, traffic operations and intelligence.
What does a Protective Service Officer do?
Protective Service Officers will deliver protective security and first response capability to protect Australia’s interests. Following required recruit training you will be required to assess the appropriate law enforcement response for the situation, report and collate relevant data and maintain cooperative relationships with stakeholders and the public when protecting people, assets and critical infrastructure such as Parliament House and key Defence sites.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
- be an Australian citizen
- be 18 years of age or older
- hold a valid Australian driver’s licence (automatic or manual)
- have a minimum Year 10 Certificate with Cert IV/Diploma level qualification or Trade Certificate. University level qualifications are also welcomed.
The AFP is committed to having a diverse workforce and gender balance and applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and females are strongly encouraged for these entry level recruit roles.
Before you commence your application, visit the AFP Careers Entry Level recruit page for:
- candidate Information Packs
- details of remuneration and benefits
- the application process and preparation required before you apply
Application Preliminary step:
It is strongly recommended that you take action now to obtain copies of mandatory documents, in particular; proof of Australian citizenship, your driving history (obtained through the relevant local motor registry or road traffic authority you have held a licence in), evidence of highest education and copies of your driver’s licence.
Important information about the application:
- applicants must complete and submit an online application;
- applicants must upload a ‘two page pitch’ outlining
How your life/work experience and personal attributes would prepare you for a Community Police Officer/Protective Service Officer position? Please include relevant examples that support your response.
- applicant resumes (and CVs) and any other required documents must be uploaded to the online application and submitted before the closing date and time. The failure to supply required documents may result in your application being withdrawn from the recruitment process.
For further information on the roles, responsibilities and work level standards please refer to the AFP website. The work level standards are specific to the band level of the role you are applying for and can assist in guiding you to address the selection criteria to the level required of the role.
AFP Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ):
The ESQ is the tool in which applicant’s character is assessed against the employment character standards. All applicants who are not currently an AFP employee are required to upload a completed ESQ for every application. You can access the ESQ here.
More information about the ESQ can be found on the AFP’s Employment Character Standards webpage.
Providing a traffic history is mandatory. All applicants who are not currently an AFP employee must upload an up to date traffic history (no more than 3 months old prior to the date of application) for the last 10 years, from all states and countries where they have held a licence. More information on the required documents and how to obtain a traffic history(s) can be found on the traffic history page on the AFP careers webpage.
Contact Officer: AFP Recruitment on Ph: (02) 6131 5555 or email: AFPRecruitment@afp.gov.au
Closing Date: 11:59pm (AEDT) 21/02/2019