Register of Interest - Payroll Officer - Payroll Services Team

Req ID:  11365

Canberra, ACT, AU

Band:  Band 04

Job Details

JOB TITLE - Register of Interest - Payroll Officer - Payroll Services Team

EMPLOYMENT TYPE - Temporary Full time; Casual; Temporary Part time


AFP BAND & SALARY - Band 04, $80,821.00 - $95,010.00


CONTACT OFFICER - Suzanne Luke, Phone: 02 5126 3674, ​Email:

APPLICATIONS CLOSE - 11:59pm (AEST) 29/12/2023


This register of interest is to fill current vacancies and create a talent pool for future ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies arising within the Payroll Services team.


Australian Federal Police


The mission of the Australian Federal Police 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.


Working for the AFP provides you with a diverse and rewarding career. Whether you immerse yourself in a position on the frontline, or provide critical operational or professional support, the work you do makes a big impact to the people of Australia. 

Role Summary


The AFP Payroll Services deliver fortnightly pays to approximately 7,500 appointees using SAP. We have a complex and fast-paced operating environment, which means that there is never a dull day and always something new to learn.


We are seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants wishing to be considered for the role of Payroll Services Officer.

As a member of the Payroll Services team you will work in the administration of conditions of service and entitlements for AFP appointees including processing of pay, leave and superannuation. This role supports the delivery of payroll services to AFP appointees by processing payroll transactions, providing advice on pay related matters and monitoring areas of risk. 

Working in Payroll Services is an important contribution to the frontline endeavours of the AFP that leaves a positive impact on our members.  You will learn more about the exciting work that the AFP does in Australia and overseas to deliver on our mission to protect Australians and Australia's interests.  


AFP Payroll is a task based team structure. You will learn and become proficient in a specific area of Payroll, and then rotate teams to expand your wider overall knowledge of Payroll.


You will also be required to contribute to the achievement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFP Governance Instruments. It is expected that the successful applicant will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.

Please note that this role is based in Canberra, ACT. 

Role Description & Responsibilities


Payroll Service Officers are responsible for:


  • Day to day payroll processing in accordance with strict deadlines.
  • Calculating entitlements for staff, including commencements and cessations.
  • Interpreting and providing advice to staff on salaries and related entitlements, leave and general conditions of service in line with the Enterprise Agreement and related legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking general administrative duties associated with the provision of payroll and financial services to the agency.
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participating as a constructive team member to deliver ongoing improvements, quality of service and professional practises and standard.
  • Obtaining subject matter expertise through ongoing development and learning opportunities.
  • Contributing to and implement improved operational practises, procedures and guidelines.
  • Mentoring staff.

The Perks


We recognise your contribution to our workforce and offer generous remuneration and conditions including:


  • Six weeks (30 days) of paid annual leave per year + additional paid Christmas stand down 
  • 4 extra mandatory leave rest days per year 
  • 18 days of paid personal leave per year
  • Generous superannuation of 15.4%
  • 16 weeks of paid maternity leave (after 12 months of service) + an additional 36 weeks of maternity leave without pay
  • Generous salaries and incremental salary progression governed by the AFP Enterprise Agreement 
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangement that provides work/life balance
  • Access to ongoing training and development to support ambitions 


Part Time employees receive the above perks on a pro rate basis


Casual employees receive a generous hourly rate plus casual loading of 20% for each hour worked.


For more information on our employment conditions please refer to the  AFP Enterprise Agreement.

Essential Requirements


  • You must be an Australian Citizen.
  • A Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • Contemporary knowledge and experience in Payroll, Human Resources or a Finance related role.

Required Application Documents


For registering your interest and to be considered for the role you will be required to submit a copy of your CV/resume outlining your experience. Failure to provide your CV may result in your application being withdrawn.


You are NOT required to upload an application/pitch. Please upload a blank document into this upload field.

Advice for Applicants



All mandatory fields must be completed by the applicant. 


You will only be contacted by an AFP member if they wish to discuss the potential job opportunity with you. Should you wish to withdraw your interest you can do this at any time by logging into your candidate profile. 


If you are contacted and offered a position with the AFP you will be required to undergo a character suitability check and security clearance. Part of the character suitability check will require you to submit the following documents, we recommend you read through this information prior to submitting your registration:



  • Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ) – non-AFP employees only
  • Traffic History – non-AFP employees only
  • Proof of Australian citizenship – non-AFP employees only



Important - AFP employees are required to have received a minimum of two COVID-19 vaccinations (or one dose if the Janssen vaccine was used). Satisfactory proof of vaccination status will be required at the time an offer of employment is made. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine requirements further.


As this is a register of interest it will remain open until 29 December 2023. 

Contacts and Closing Information


Contact Officer: Suzanne Luke,

Contact Officer Phone: 02 5126 3674,

Contact Officer Email:

Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEDT) 29/12/2023


For further information on other employment opportunities in the AFP, please visit our career site.