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Job Number : 29523
Type and Location : Other / ACT
Listed By : UM Canberra on 13 Jan 2020
Senior Security Psychologist

EL 1

$101,955 - $115,005 (plus super) (plus BDCP)

Campbell Park, ACT


About the worker:

·         Senior psychologist able to consult, advise on, and conduct complex psychological assessments and/or analysis within an integrated workforce.

·         In-depth knowledge of professional psychological practice including ethical, legal and professional standards with the ability to apply this knowledge to a contracted/casual workforce.

·         Ability to comply with legislative frameworks, government decision-making, and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.

·         Sound decision-making and judgement to provide subject matter expert advice to vetting staff.

·         Responsible for the development, implementation, compliance and review of relevant policies and procedures.

·         Ability to engage in very complex problem solving, issues management, and coordinate and perform sensitive projects that deliver business requirements for Defence. 

·         Demonstrated ability to identify relevant stakeholders’ concerns and expectations and to actively manage key stakeholder relationships required to achieve outcomes.

·         Adept at building team capability through supervision, along with reviewing and providing feedback relating to the quality of work undertaken by others within the work unit.


Benefits of the position:

·         Additional remuneration above the EL1 bandwidth dependant on qualifications and approval; BDCP of 15% - 40% of the standard EL 1 salary range.

·         Paid professional development opportunities.

·         Paid AHPRA registration and APS membership(s).

·         Opportunity to exercise a considerable degree of independence and perform subject matter expert roles.


About the workplace:

·         AGSVA is based at Campbell Park at the base of Mt Ainslie within a natural bush environment. There are café options, free parking and gym facilities.

·         AGSVA Psychological Services is a small cohesive team in a highly dynamic and fast-paced work environment.

·         AGSVA Psychological Services delivers high volume psychological assessments and advice as part of a whole of government personnel security vetting service.


Application Closing Date: Monday 27 January, 2020


For further information, please review to the job information pack, reference DES/05095/19 on

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