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					                              JOB DESCRIPTION
                           AND SELECTION CRITERIA

                           JOB SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Job Title:                    Senior Analyst

Classification:               Customs and Border Protection Level 3

Salary Range:                 $67,287 to $80,335

Division/Branch/Section:      Intelligence and Targeting, Border Targeting, Border
                              Targeting NSW

Job Opportunity:              On-Going

Location:                     Sydney, NSW

Position No:                  1135

Reports To:                   Manager, Target Development, CL4

Number of Positions that      Variable
Report to this Role:

Security Classification:      Secret

Contact for enquiries:        Anne Alexander, Manager Target Development
                              Ph 02 8339 6632

Closing Date for              15 September 2011
                                  JOB DESCRIPTION

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is Australia's primary border
protection agency. For this purpose our border extends into Australia's Exclusive
Economic Zone where we have a key role in addressing threats to our environment.
In performing our role we work closely with a range of agencies, often exercising
powers on their behalf, at other times working with them to complement each others
capabilities and powers.
Together we are called upon to provide a sense of security to the community,
supporting the continuation of the Australian lifestyle.

How the Role Contributes to Customs and Border Protection Outcomes

The objective of Border Targeting is to focus Customs and Border Protection
interventions on those activities and individuals that pose a high risk to the integrity of
Australia’s national security, community protection and revenue collection measures at
the border. Border Targeting supports Customs and Border Protection in its application
of intelligence-led, risk based approaches for the processing and targeting of cargo,
passengers and crew, vessels, small craft and international mail.

In order to achieve this goal Border Targeting provides timely and value added
information about threats at the Australian Border (intelligence), and the identification of
the risks, entities and transactions that are of greatest threat at the Australian Border
(targeting). Our products include Operational and Tactical intelligence and targeting
advice and support.

Border Targeting focuses its efforts more heavily on those entities that pose the highest
threat at the border as identified in our annual threat assessment, and put in place a
“whole of Customs and Border Protection” strategy for responding to each of the
highest threats.

The Job
The Senior Analyst Target Development is responsible for a range of intelligence and
targeting support activities within the Section. The Senior Analyst Target Development
is required to contribute to the development and implementation of strategies for
improved targeting and risk identification processes. This role also requires the
incumbent to provide assistance toward information sharing with a range of internal
and external stakeholders in the development of relevant and timely intelligence

The Senior Analyst Target Development may be required to present oral intelligence
briefs to a range of stakeholders and undertake operational intelligence work during
periods of high activity or in support of other Customs work area requirements.

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Key Responsibilities

      Undertake complex or protracted analytical tasks, particularly high level
       operational and tactical intelligence work.
      Assess intelligence and/or referrals of information received for relevance and
       importance within Customs and Border Protection.
      Provide analytical and intelligence advice and support to internal and external
       clients including joint operations with external law enforcement agencies
      Undertake analytical briefings to Customs and Border Protection Executive,
       operational areas or external clients
      Participate in work area planning, particularly to contribute strongly to strategic
       thinking to maximise work linkages and opportunities with regard to operational
       and tactical analysis in response to target development or threat analysis.
      Record analytical work and intelligence in appropriate databases
      Produce Border Targeting products as directed or required
      As part of daily activities be responsible for creating complete and accurate
       records in accordance with the Recordkeeping Practice Statement, and
       Instructions and Guidelines
      Allocate tasks to subordinate analysts and support tasks.
      Provide leadership, develop and mentor subordinate staff.

Specialist Requirements / Pre-Requisites

This role requires the applicant to have a good knowledge of Customs and Border
Protection national objectives and border related activities.

The applicant will also be required to actively communicate findings of intelligence
analysis, both verbally and in writing, including preparation of highly detailed and
technical written intelligence reports.

The applicant should also be experienced in the use of information and case
management systems.

This role requires a security clearance level at or exceeding SECRET.

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                                       Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria - Customs and Border Protection Level 3

Managerial and Planning
   Manage and prioritise multiple demands
   Contribute to work area planning and delivery of outcomes

Communication and Client Focus
   A high level of written and oral communication skills
   Ability to negotiate, liaise, and influence both internally and with other law enforcement
   Deliver high quality operational analytical support to internal and external partners

Leadership/Teams and Integrity
   High level of initiative and motivation, adhering to APS Values & Code of Conduct in a
    security conscious environment
   Ability to contribute to coaching and development of team members

Decision Making and Strategic Thinking
 Ability to access, use and analyse information and emergent technology to make decisions
  under pressure.

Technical Knowledge
Technical knowledge (or ability to acquire knowledge) to:
 Operate in an operational/tactical intelligence environment using intelligence processes and
 Undertake complex intelligence taskings involving research and analysis, high level problem
   solving and the formation of sound judgements
 Apply a broad knowledge of Customs and Border Protection functions, responsibilities and
   operational linkages to analytical work and taskings

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Addressing Selection Criteria

For assistance addressing your selection criteria please refer to ‘Cracking the Code:
How to Apply for Jobs in the Australian Public Service’ the following website: Please limit responses to
no more than 500 words.

How to apply

All Customs and Border Protection applications are to be submitted through the e-
Recruitment system (, prior to the
closing date. The system provides the opportunity to respond to Selection Criteria and
upload a current CV. Applicants who are unable to apply through e-Recruitment, will
need to contact Corporate Connect at or on 1800
46 1245 during business hours prior to the closing date to organise alternative

If you need special consideration to enable you to participate in this process, please
advise us in your application, or if you prefer you can discuss your requirements by
emailing or phoning the contact officer.

More information
You can find more information about how to apply for vacancies using e-Recruitment
on the careers site, please read the applicant user guide located on before accessing the system for the first
time. General recruitment information is also available on the careers site.

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