Senior Team Leader (EL1 Equivalent) - Covert Analysis and Assurance (CAA) Compliance Teams

Closing Date:  22/07/2024

Canberra, ACT, AU

Band:  Band 08

Job Details

EMPLOYMENT TYPE - Ongoing Full time 


AFP BAND & SALARY - Band 08, $121,628.00 - $132,391.00 



This advertisement is to fill current vacancies and create a merit pool for future ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies arising over the next 12 months.


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 on 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
  • Health & wellbeing services – with a focus on early intervention, education and prevention. 
  • Access to ongoing training and professional development opportunities

What is the role?


The Senior Team Leader (APS EL1 Equivalent) Covert Analysis and Assurance (CAA) Compliance Teams provides critical support to maintaining the confidence and integrity of the AFP’s use of covert powers. The role provides leadership and direction to a number of professional teams that are responsible for records management, governance, statutory reporting and engagement with oversight bodies.  This role requires someone with an acute attention to detail, and ability to inform and maintain internal governance and strong leadership skills with approximately 50 geographically based staff within its responsibilities.


To be successful in this role, you must also have strong communication skills and a willingness to collaborate and innovate within a culture of continuous improvement.  


As a Senior Team Leader in the AFP you play a pivotal role in developing people, managing change and influencing behaviours that lead to a supportive culture that respects the perspectives, talents and value of each individual. Consistent with the AFP values, AFP leadership philosophy, organisational reform agendas, AFP corporate business plans and your Performance Development Agreement, the expectation is that you will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.

What will you do?


The role and responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the AFPs legislative compliance and auditing of covert powers;
  • Facilitating the timely support to the AFP’s use of covert powers.
  • Contributing to internal and external policy development and governance to build and promote a culture of compliance;
  • Being responsible for continuous business improvement, managing change and contributing to the development of CAA activities;
  • Developing team leaders and/or team members by fulfilling a guiding, and mentoring role;
  • Providing leadership through influence to achieve results, and influence behaviours that support a respectful, diverse and inclusive culture;
  • Working closely with specialist technical, investigative and intelligence resources; and
  • Overseeing a range of tasks associated with the continual improvement in covert collection practices and methodologies.

Essential Requirements


  • You must be an Australian Citizen at the time of application.
  • A Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

Desirable Requirements


  • Experience in contributing to internal and external policy development and governance.
  • Experience in legislative compliance and auditing.
  • Experience in managing a large team with staff that are geographically dispersed.
  • Experience in electronic surveillance policy and legislation.

Selection Criteria


  • Achieve results
  • Communicates with influence
  • Contributes to strategic thinking
  • Cultivates productive working relationships
  • Shows personal drive and integrity



Please submit the following documents via our Jobs portal prior to the closing date and time:


  • Resume/CV - This will form the basis for determining your suitability against the position requirements and give the panel a clear outline of your current knowledge and qualifications along with previous experiences. Please include your work history, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Applicant pitch (maximum two pages). Ensure your pitch tells us why you are the best fit for the role, with examples that demonstrate your capabilities addressing the selection criteria, role requirements and work level standards for the role.


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

Employment Suitability


Should you successfully progress from the application stage all applicants must:


  • Complete an Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ) and provide a traffic history check and proof of Australian citizenship. This aids in the assessment of your character and your ability to comply with the AFP's professional standards both in an official and private capacity. Please review our AFP Character Standards to ensure that you meet our requirements before you submit your application. Applicants will not receive feedback if they are unsuccessful at this gateway.
  • Have your fingerprints taken if an offer of employment is made.
  • Undertake mandatory drug testing for illicit drugs. This sample could include; urine, saliva or hair.
  • Proof of a minimum of two COVID-19 vaccinations (or one dose if the Janssen vaccine was used) will be required if an offer of employment is made. 
  • Satisfactorily undertake a security clearance to the level specified for the position.

Recruitment Process


Applicants who have demonstrated their suitability for employment through their resume and application may be invited to a formal interview. Using the relevant AFP work level standards as a guide, you may be asked a range of questions to demonstrate your skills and abilities. These could include behavioural based scenario questions. Read our guides for applicants to find out how to prepare for you interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At the AFP we value the different perspectives, approaches and lived experiences of our people, and recognise that our collective intelligence and diversity is what makes us stronger. As such, we encourage applications from people from all walks of life, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations people, women, the LGBTQI community and people with a disability.

Contacts and Closing Information


Contact Officer - Dr Jane Hemmings,

Contact Officer Phone: 02 5126 3667,

Contact Officer Email:

Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEST) 22/07/2024


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