If you still have questions after reading this advice and viewing the selection criteria and role and scope of the position you are interested in, you can call the nominated contact officer.
As part of the application process, applicants will be required to complete the AFP Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ) which will be assessed against our published employment character guidelines (PDF, 100KB). Applicants are also required to provide a copy of their traffic history, which can be obtained from the local motor registry in your state or territory. If you have resided in different states or territories, you must supply a traffic history from each state or territory. Your completed application, ESQ and traffic history documentation must be lodged prior to the closing date of applications.
Checkable Background for Security Clearance Assessments
Only Australian citizens with a checkable background are eligible for an Australian Government and/or AFP security clearance.
A vettee has an uncheckable background when the AFP cannot complete the minimum checks and inquiries for the relevant checking period (10 years), or the checks and inquiries, where able to be made, do not provide adequate assurance about the vettee’s life or background. In these circumstances, the AFP may be unable to progress a security clearance.
Any vettee that has spent greater than 12 months (cumulative) out of Australia within the requisite background checking period is to be considered to have an uncheckable background. If the vettee’s periods of time out of Australia cannot be verified from independent and reliable sources, the subject is to be assessed by the AFP as ineligible to be considered for an Australian Government security clearance.
For an individual to be eligible for an Australian Government security clearance, background checks should generally be able to be undertaken in Australia. It is expected that individuals undergoing an AFP security clearance will have strong, established ties to Australia.
See the AFP Enterprise Agreement 2012-2016 for more information about pay and conditions.
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