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Property Officers, APS Level 4, Chief Operating Officer Group

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 4

The Property and Protective Security Branch is an exciting, fast-paced area that is a key enabler for the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER). The branch supports the department’s mission by providing staff with a safe, resilient and productive physical work environment.

The branch is responsible for the leasing, maintenance and ongoing property operations of more than 60 properties across Australia and numerous property related projects. The branch is also responsible for the provision and development of protective security services, education and governance, for the protection of the department’s people, information and property assets.

The Property Operations team manage a national portfolio of property leases and provide expert advice on the application of the Commonwealth Property Management Framework. The Physical Security team works Security Officers and Security Contractors responsible for the operation, administration, management of all aspects of physical security.

Our ideal candidate

DISER is seeking a talented individuals to perform a number roles in the Property and Protective Security Branch within DISER’s head office located in Industry House in Canberra.

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience or be enthusiastic in facilities management and/or physical security.

  • assist with the facilitation of the delivery of services at a range of varying property types including office and lab facilities;
  • under broad direction, perform and achieve moderately complex administrative work within an integrated workforce;
  • has the ability to complete tasks and monitor work flow;
  • will exercise some discretion and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures;
  • will provide thought out advice relating to relevant policies;
  • participate in strategic planning and decision making.

What you will do

As a team player, you will be responsible for the delivery of facilities management services and/or physical security across the portfolio. This could include but is not limited to:

  • assist with the management of facilities management deliverables;
  • assist with the management and maintenance of security systems and technologies, including Secure Containers, Security Alarms, Electronic Access Control, Intruder Detection and CCTV systems;
  • assist with classified document breach processes and secure disposal of all physical security assets;
  • assist with the management of services provided under the Whole-of-Australian-Government (WOAG) arrangement for property services;
  • develop and maintain a range of internal and external stakeholder relationships and facilitate appropriate responses;
  • assist in reviewing appropriate governance structures, SOP’s and process maps; and
  • provide support to the Assistant Manager.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance and the successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This process is being used to fill immediate vacancies within the Team. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies for 12 months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette. 

How to apply

You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align to the job description.

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Monique Knight at or on (02) 6276 1021 .

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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