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Senior Intelligence Officer – Fraud Detection, APS Level 6, Strategic Policy Division

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 6

About the team

The Fraud Team manages the prevention, detection and investigation of internal and external fraud related to the department. We are a small, passionate and cohesive unit of qualified and skilled officers.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate is an experienced data analyst.  They will have good working knowledge of fraud related policies and frameworks, including the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework, or the ability to quickly gain working knowledge. They are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal and can present information to small groups.

They will:

  • have experience in the development of statistical models using one or more of R Studio, Power BI, SQL and/or Python
  • be skilled at large data and interconnected datasets
  • be passionate about data and utilising data from multiple sources to detect and prevent fraud
  • have the ability to liaise, negotiate and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • be proactive, and have a positive attitude towards continuous improvement and work collaboratively in a small team
  • show sound judgement and integrity
  • build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships, and
  • have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

What you will do

The Senior Intelligence Officer supports the Fraud Detection Manager to undertake proactive data analysis to detect possible fraud and corruption.  You will:

  • assist to increase availability of various data sources for fraud and compliance related activities across the Department,
  • produce regular intelligence products, and
  • support and administer Fraud specific applications, including iBase and Whispli. 

You will assist in developing, implementing and maintaining the intelligence capability of DISER. As the Senior Intelligence Officer you will:

  • provide strategic support and advice to the Fraud management team
  • provide intelligence support to DISER investigations and produce regular intelligence products
  • identify sources for intelligence data and incorporate them into the work program
  • compare data and find discrepancies to detect potential fraud and corruption
  • apply findings from fraud risk assessments and other reviews to improve fraud detection processes and systems
  • provide strategic intelligence support and advice to the Fraud Control Officer and Fraud Detection Manager to ensure DISER can deal with fraud and corruption trends
  • develop and maintain internal and external relationships, including communities of practice and law enforcement agencies
  • assist in cross-agency initiatives to grow the capability within DISER and connect the fraud function to current initiatives and best practice led by the AFP.

At times, the Senior Intelligence Officer will assist with delivery of fraud awareness training.  The successful candidate may need to travel, sometimes at short notice.


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

Security Clearance

These positions require a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This recruitment process is being used to fill an immediate ongoing APS6 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role. Your response should be no more than 3000 characters (approx. 500 words).

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

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Michelle Griffin on 0417 650 439.

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 full time/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 refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

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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