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Personnel Security Advisor

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: ACT
Categories: Safety, Aviation

  • Located in Canberra
  • Full time permanent opportunity
  • NVI Clearance sponsorship available


Personnel Security Advisor you will directly execute background checking, identification card services, National Security Clearances and personnel security policy functions, as well as general administrative tasks and program support work where required.

The Organisation

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Our people are our greatest asset with a dynamic and diverse team operating from locations across the country - from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. This team keep Australia’s aviation industry safe every day of the year, both in the air and on the ground.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and facilitating trade and tourism.

Airservices is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful.  We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service first mindset and embrace a challenge to explore a career with Airservices. In return you will be a valued team member, be offered flexibility and experience a meaningful career in an exciting, ever-evolving aviation industry.

The Role & The Team

You will provide operational and administrative support for completion of the suitability and ongoing suitability for employment background checks for all Airservices personnel and contractors, as well as ensuring that termination and cessation processes are adhered to by the business. You will also produce and distribute Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASIC) and Airservices Identification Cards (AIC) for all appropriate personnel. Overseeing and administrating National Security Clearances for Airservices.

You will be required to:

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Airservices ASIC Program and other personnel security policies & procedures.
  • Performing ongoing and targeting assurance activities in accordance with documented policies and procedures or where required.
  • Produce and distribute Identification Cards so as to meet or improve business KPIs.
  • Supervision of Canberra based contracted security guard position within the Security unit, and tasking accordingly.

 Please see the link below to view the full Position Description:

Download File Personnel Security Advisor Position Desciption 2023 (1).pdf

The Person

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aviation Security regulations and their application to Airservices operational and background checking requirements.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders through effective communication and problem solving skills.
  • Expertise in background checking processes in accordance with AusCheck and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).
  • Certificate IV in Personnel Security (Government) or equivalent is highly desirable.
  • Experience in a supervisory role is highly desirable.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • A good level of emotional intelligence and team collaboration skills; ability to escalate issues with a sense of urgency.

Airservices Australia is a diverse and inclusive employer that recognises the benefits of having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. We encourage applications from diverse groups including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Security Clearance

To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian citizen as an Australian Government AGSVA Negative Vetting Level (NV1), is required for this role.

Should you require any further information please contact Christine Collins -TA Partner on 0409 773726 or

How to Apply

To apply for this position please lodge an application online before Applications close 11.55 pm (AEST) Wednesday the 8th of February 2023.

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Application close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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