Investigators, APS 6

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Classification: APS Level 6

Salary: $81,950 – $94,141

Location: Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra


The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) is an independent agency within the Attorney-General’s Portfolio, established to support the Integrity Commissioner in carrying out his or her responsibilities for detecting, investigating and preventing corrupt conduct in Australian Government agencies with law enforcement functions. The Integrity Commissioner has extensive powers, including the ability to hold coercive hearings, and ACLEI investigative staff are able to use a range of law enforcement powers to assist in the Integrity Commissioner’s investigations.

At ACLEI, we seek the very best. Attracting and supporting clever, innovative and committed people is essential to ensure ACLEI is well placed to undertake its critical work. We work in a complex and dynamic setting where exceptional judgement and an ability to achieve results are critical.

ACLEI is currently undergoing a process of organisational transformation to ensure we remain fit for purpose in an increasingly complex operating environment. In support of our transformation strategy, we are looking for outstanding individuals with the ability to lead, manage, cooperate and perform successfully across a wide range of corporate and operational functions.

A key focus of ACLEI’s leadership culture is our understanding of, and commitment to, creating a diverse and inclusive environment to bring out the best in our people. You will find ACLEI to be a supportive and inclusive workplace.

About this Opportunity

ACLEI has three vacancies available for immediate filling in Melbourne.

A merit pool of suitable candidates will be established at the conclusion of this selection process to fill any future vacancies that may arise in Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney in the next 18 months.

About the role

Reporting to a Senior Investigator and under broad guidance, the Investigator is responsible for the conduct of investigations into allegations of corrupt conduct, using the full range of investigative methodologies, including coercive powers available under the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 (LEIC Act).

The Investigator is responsible for the following:
Participating in investigations and related work including the gathering of evidence relating to corruption issues in law enforcement agencies.

During the conduct of investigations, undertaking and/or assisting with relevant activities as directed by the senior investigator, including conducting interviews, taking statements, preparing applications for the use of particular powers, such as Surveillance Device Warrants and Telecommunications Interception and Stored Communications Warrants, executing search warrants, preparing affidavits, preparing briefs of evidence, and, when required, giving evidence in court.

A full description of the duties and capabilities required for this position can be found in the Information for Applicants document at the bottom of this page.


Employment with ACLEI is subject to the following conditions:
Citizenship – applicants must be an Australian Citizen.

Security clearance – this is a Designated Security Assessment Position. The occupant of this position will be required to undergo and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting 1.

Suitability assessment – ACLEI must be satisfied that successful applicants are of suitable character. They must undergo a rigorous pre-employment suitability screening process that can be intrusive in nature including (but is not limited to) detailed background, character, employment, police and financial checks.

In addition, successful applicants for this role must obtain and maintain access to Australian Federal Police Systems, by meeting the AFP’s character guidelines. These are available for review on the AFP website

Probation – a probation period will apply to a new ongoing engagement in the Australian Public Service.

We encourage applications from the Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disability.

Applications Close

Sunday, 10 July 2022 at 11:30pm (AEST).


The key duties of this position and capabilities required are listed in the Information for Applicants below. If after viewing this information you have questions, please contact Marnie Kennealy on 0459 908 711

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