Technical Surveillance Officer - Melbourne based

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Department: Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: 10260_1663199515
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $114,830 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: David Rogers

Position Details

  • Prevent and expose public sector corruption and police misconduct
  • Covert technical surveillance position
  • $114,830 - $$125,735 + superannuation + 20% composite allowance

Our organisation

IBAC's work is challenging - we expose public sector corruption and police misconduct and they're serious issues. We front up to this mission each and every day because we all want a public service that acts in the best interests of Victoria.

Our purpose and reason for being is the number one reason team members join and stay at IBAC. We whole-heartedly believe in and work towards our vision for a public sector and police that acts with integrity for all Victorians. Our dedication to fairness and natural justice is clear and tangible.

Our expectations are high; we expect the public to bravely call out corruption and misconduct and the public trust that we will leave no stone unturned in meeting these expectations. We expect our team to work with sensitive information confidentially and respectfully. We understand that if we are to foster a corruption-resistant public sector, we need a workplace built on integrity.

Our team:

We think we're a great group of people to work with but we appreciate an integrity agency isn't for everyone. We work really well with people who are:

  • courageous and up for a true challenge - a vision to create a public sector that actively resists corruption is not for the faint-hearted, especially when our jurisdiction covers the entire Victorian public sector (think police, government departments, state agencies, local councils, schools and universities, public hospitals, parliamentarians and the courts)
  • patient and professional with real staying-power - our projects are complex and can change direction quickly which takes understanding and a real respect for tackling corruption
  • flexible but with a measured and fair approach - we need to be nimble to respond to what's happening in Victoria but we also need to be well considered and treat every aspect of our work with objectivity
  • trustworthy with a keen sense of duty - we need people who can strike the right balance between working with the utmost confidentiality, understanding what you can and can't share but also being open and collaborative across the agency

Your new role:

We have an opportunity for an individual to join our Surveillance Unit as a Technical Surveillance Officer on a full-time permanent ongoing basis. Reporting to the Team Leader - Technical Surveillance, the Technical Surveillance Officer will apply an innovative approach and significant, contemporary experience within technical surveillance and covert operations to service the highly demanding requirements of protracted investigations within a small team of committed professionals.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical surveillance expertise to guide and support physical surveillance operatives and investigations
  • Developing and implementing complex operation plans and strategies outlining the process, parameters, resources, timelines, risk mitigations and outputs consistent with investigation requirements, policies and procedures
  • Developing and preparing evidentiary material, internal reports and other documentation to support investigations
  • Initiating, building and maintaining effective working relationships with peers and senior levels internally to IBAC and from external agencies to achieve investigative outcomes
  • Identifying, creatively developing options and implementing appropriate responses to changing circumstances within a fast-paced environment
  • Managing and leading complex projects to identify, recommend and implement practices to improve operations within the technical surveillance unit
  • Overseeing that evidence obtained through surveillance activities for legal proceedings are appropriately followed

Our requirements / Your skill set:

We are looking for candidates with the below experience and capabilities:

  • Significant experience and contemporary knowledge in information technology or electronic engineering relevant to electronic surveillance is essential
  • Research & Development experience with Internet of Things, Internet Protocols, Audio, Radio Frequency, WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Understanding of Network architecture design, VPN and other secure delivery protocols
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field is desirable

Apply now:

Your application is a two-step process. You are unable to save partial applications.

Submit your application online using the 'Apply Now' button, making sure you include:

  1. a cover letter
  2. a resume no longer than 5 typed pages (in Word format)
  3. responses to the screening questions within the application process

Mandatory Vaccination Policy:

IBAC is required to comply with directions issued in the Pandemic Orders as part of the current COVID 19 health response in order to protect public health and ensure the safety of our team members. These orders issued directions that employers are required to collect, record and hold the vaccination information of employees to demonstrate compliance with worksite entry requirements. The Pandemic Orders also identify that attendance at workplaces will require employees to be fully vaccinated to gain entry.

To ensure compliance, all new team members will be asked to provide proof of their vaccination status. Further information will be provided as part of the recruitment process.

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Applications close midnight, 29 September 2022.

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