APS5–6 Intelligence Assessment Analysts: DIO identifies and assesses foreign military, political, social and cultural developments that affect the planning and conduct of ADF operations. On any given day, DIO analysts will be briefing the Chief of the Defence Force, deployed on operations, analysing regional developments, informing the development of capability platforms, and countless other roles in the service of our nation’s security.
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If you're looking for a career where you know your work has a profound impact on upholding our nation's security, regardless of whether you are writing assessments on weapons of mass destruction or providing administrative support to your team, you have come to the right place.
DIO analytical positions have their own relevant work level standards which may assist you in addressing the selection criteria for these positions.
A comprehensive security assessment is a prerequisite for all DIO employees. Security assessments measure your personal integrity and suitability to work in a high security area. Security assessments comprise a background check, a psychological assessment, a questionnaire and an interview. Security assessments take 6–12 months from when you return your completed questionnaire and authorisations.
To work in some areas of Defence, it is necessary to complete a confidential psychological assessment. This assessment is a mandatory requirement for work in Defence intelligence agencies, as well as other areas of Defence that handle or have access to sensitive information. This requirement applies to all categories of employees including APS personnel, ADF members and contractors. Psychological assessments are conducted to determine suitability to work in a high security environment and to hold a Top Secret - Positive Vetting (TS-PV) security clearance. Learn more about psychological assessment (590K PDF).
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Imagine a job where an analytical assessment you wrote would be seriously considered at the highest levels of government and Defence.
Imagine having the opportunity to travel overseas and even deploy.
Imagine working with some of the most intelligent and experienced people in the country, in a fast-paced and exciting environment.
Imagine working on world-altering events – as they happen...and sometimes even before they happen.
Then Director DIO described the challenge in a 2012 interview, DIO at the forefront (Defence Magazine, 2012), supported by an analyst's perspective, Critical thinking in national security (Defence Magazine, 2012) and a liaison officer's perspective, One Defence (Defence Magazine, 2012).