Career advancement

How we can help you build and grow your career … We employ highly talented and ambitious people, so expect they will want to continue to progress their career within or beyond our organisation. We support and encourage our people in building their careers …

Your recruitment journey

Learn about how to apply for roles and the steps involved in our recruitment process … We welcome applications from individuals at all career stages and from any sector. We recruit staff through open, competitive processes and support them through the …

Entry pathways

We recruit staff with a wide range of backgrounds, skill levels, disciplines and working styles. We look for aptitude and insight, rather than time served in similar roles. So we welcome applications from individuals at all career stages and from any …

Requirements

To work at the Office of National Intelligence, you must be an Australian citizen and be willing and able to undergo security vetting. You must be able to maintain the highest levels of discretion. But, unlike some other National Intelligence Community …

Selection process

The Office of National Intelligence recruits staff based on merit, which means that, from a field of applicants, we use open and competitive processes to select the best person for the job. How we make merit-based selections We compare and weigh up the …

Funding for innovative intelligence research announced

New projects supported by the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants program … The safety of Australians is set to benefit from investment in ten new research programs, aimed at addressing the ever changing intelligence and national …
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Application tips

A good application will provide us with a concise and easily graspable pitch of why you have the skills, experience and aptitude to perform in a role at the Office of National Intelligence and to contribute to our workplace and our culture. Honing your …

Security vetting

All Office of National Intelligence employees are required to hold an Australian Government security clearance. Most positions require the highest level of clearance, Positive Vetting (PV).  Why we require security clearances Under the Australian …

Commencement

Once you have accepted your offer of employment, your new work area will reach out to you to agree a start date and answer any questions you may have. Assistance We will consider support for employees moving to Canberra with a variety of assistance as …

Open Source Portal

The Open Source Portal provides registered users with access to current and historical open source reporting. Our open source analysts systematically collect, interpret and disseminate publicly available information relating to matters of political, …

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