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What We Do

The Office of National Intelligence (ONI) is a relatively small but growing organisation with a collaborative, non-hierarchical work culture. 

Our workforce across the enterprise management and assessment areas is drawn from the National Intelligence Community (NIC), wider government, private enterprise and academia. This creates a dynamic and highly professional work environment. 

Our enterprise management workforce brings skills to guide, manage and evaluate NIC performance; develop strategy, and co-ordinate and collaborate with stakeholders to develop joint capabilities and shared services across the NIC. We seek staff to support our growing IT, HR, finance, buildings and security functions. 

Our analysts produce assessments, both written and oral, on topics important to the Australian Government, drawing on all available sources of information, and also contribute to intelligence policy. Our assessment functions are increasing and we are looking for rigorous researchers and analysts (specialists and generalists) who can write well for a variety of customers.

We also seek officers to work in our foreign intelligence policy area, which evaluates and coordinates Australia's foreign intelligence activities, as well as managing ONI’s relationships with other intelligence organisations.

Our Enterprise Agreement sets out the conditions of employment at ONI. One part of these are the rigorous security requirements all staff must comply with. You have to apply for and gain a high-level security clearance before ONI can make you an offer of employment. There are benefits to working at ONI, and we are seeking a diverse workforce that reflects the best of Australia.