Register of Interest - Team Member Criminal Records

Req ID:  11370

Canberra, ACT, AU

Band:  Band 03

Job Details



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


AFP BAND & SALARY - Band 03, $69,224.00 - $80,821.00



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

Did you know?


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. 


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 


Please note, the above leave entitlements and conditions are for a full-time ongoing employment with the AFP. 

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.

What is the role?


The Criminal Records team function contributes to keeping Australia safe.  It provides the AFP National Police Checking service as well as providing criminal history information across police jurisdictions and other Government agencies. 


The AFP is seeking suitably qualified applicants who would like to be considered for the role of Team Member, Criminal Records to submit their interest.


Criminal Records sits within Business Services and consist of two areas:

  • Vetting: Providing National Police Checking Services, generally related to employment, security clearances or for regulatory purposes on a fee for service basis
  • Data Integrity and Response: Responsible for the recording and maintenance of court outcomes as well has providing Criminal History Information Government Agencies and Police jurisdictions


A National Police Check may be used to help screen and make informed decisions about individuals within the Australian community for many of roles, including but not limited to: recruitment and job applications, immigration, volunteer and not for profit positions, working with children or vulnerable groups.


There are three band 3 roles in Criminal Records which you may gain experience in:

  • Criminal History Assessment Officer (Vetting) - Conducts National Police Checks, vetting and criminal history information services in accordance with the relevant Spent Convictions Act, Australian Privacy Principles other governing legislations and policies.
  • Criminal History Liaison Officer (Data Integrity) - Liaison and interpreting of legislation and court outcomes, and creation and maintenance of AFP data sets whilst applying the relevant legislations and ensuring the quality, integrity and availability of policing information.
  • Criminal History Information Officer (Response) - Process and facilitate Criminal History requests from stakeholders in accordance with relevant legislation and provision of stolen motor vehicle information into national indices.


Team member, Criminal Records, is expected to perform to a high standard in a high volume environment, provide guidance and advice on the application of legislation, including spent conviction legislation where relevant, in determining the retention and release of AFP records and holdings for a variety of purposes. 


As a section we believe in fostering a learning culture in line with individual needs and the AFP’s Leadership Continuum. It is expected that the successful applicants will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position in line with AFP regulatory frameworks and the AFP Code of Conduct.


More information can be found in the candidate pack

What will you do?


This role contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of business area outcomes by undertaking a range of operational support and clerical administrative duties, including any or all of the following activities:


  • Create/update/maintain information in AFP Systems;
  • Respond to requests for information from legally entitled persons and/or agencies;
  • Maintain client relationships;
  • Undertake all duties related to the AFP’s National Police Checking Service;Training and guiding other staff in the performance of any of the above functions.

In performing the above activities you will use a number of systems including:


  • AFP Systems including the Criminal Records Enquiry and Disclosure Service (CREADS), the National Police Checking Service (NPCS) Applications Processing System (NAPS);
  • ACIC Systems including the NPCS Supports System (NSS), Nationwide Police Reference System (NPRS);
  • Integrated Court Management System (ICMS).

Essential Requirements


  • A Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • Has or the demonstrated ability to learn, the contemporary knowledge relevant to the role.
  • Ability to understand and apply legislation.


Desirable Requirements


The following skills and/or experience would be highly regarded:


  • Experience in a high volume processing area


Additional Information


  • This position has been advertised in multiple locations however, the role is located in Canberra, ACT. Successful applicants must be willing to relocate to Canberra at their own cost.

Selection Criteria


  • Organising your work, making sound decisions and achieving outcomes
  • Communicating and working effectively with other people
  • Applying technical knowledge, expertise and skills

Advice for Applicants


Employment Suitability Requirements

If you progress through to the next stage, the AFP Recruitment Team will be in touch to let you know that you'll need to provide some further information:  


  • A completed Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ);
  • Traffic history for the last 10 years; and
  • Proof of Australian citizenship.


We encourage you to review the AFP’s minimum employment requirements and employment suitability standards to ensure that you meet these requirements before you submit your application. 


COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

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.


Application Information


As part of your application you will be required to submit the following documents via the AFPs Recruitment System (MyCareer) prior to the closing date and time:


  • Resume/CV
  • Applicant pitch (maximum two pages). Ensure your pitch tells us why you are the best fit for the role, addressing the selection criteria and work level standards for the role.
  • External applicants please ensure you meet our employment suitability and COVID-19 vaccine requirements before submitting an application.


Only complete applications will be considered. Please review and ensure the uploaded documents are correct for this application  after submitting your application.


Good luck with your application!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion


Diversity and inclusion is an operational priority for the Australian Federal Police (AFP). To be an effective police force, we must be reflective of the community we serve, working across languages, cultures and transnational borders. The 2023-26 Diversity & Inclusion Strategy is the guiding framework for delivering the AFP’s diversity and inclusion goals and reflecting our commitment to being an employer of choice, incorporating diversity and inclusion principles in day-to-day practice and building a psychologically and culturally safe workplace. This includes hiring people from diverse backgrounds who bring their lived experience to contribute, and add value, to the AFP. 
Find out more about how the AFP embraces diversity and inclusion.


Contacts and Closing Information


Contact Officer: David Whalan

Contact Officer Phone: 02 5127 4240

Contact Officer Email:

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


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