Defence Intelligence Group – Various Roles - Department of Defence - ExecutiveCareer

First listed on: 23 September 2022
Defence Intelligence Group – Various Roles 

Senior Executive Service Band 1
Salary may be negotiated with the successful candidates
Canberra – ACT 

Defence requires exceptional senior executives to fill several positions at the Senior Executive Service (SES) Band 1 level in its Defence Intelligence Group (DIG). The DIG works across diverse intelligence issues and matters of national significance, enabling military operations, delivering Defence capability and contributing to the achievement of national security outcomes. 

A Merit Pool of highly suitable candidates will be established to fill SES Band 1 vacancies that occur in DIG within the next 18 months. During this time, Defence may contact you to reconfirm your interest in roles and update you with any relevant information. We encourage you to pitch your application accordingly and request that you also let us know if your circumstances change and you no longer wish to remain in the merit pool.

To be successful in these roles you will be a strategic thinker with significant leadership and management ability, possessing strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability as a persuasive leader. You will exemplify the Defence Values and Behaviours and engender a culture of innovation, collaboration and agility. You will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a diversity of ideas and the perspectives of others.

As part of the Senior Leadership Group, you will play a key role in promoting and influencing a shared commitment to the strategic direction of Defence.
You will:

  • Lead and manage a Branch practicing inclusive leadership and collaboration;
  • Demonstrate strong judgement and capitalise on innovative alternatives to resolve complex problems;
  • Effectively challenge the status quo when required; and
  • Demonstrate resilience and personal accountability for the quality of advice and delivery of results through engaging, collaborating and partnering.

Our Group
The Defence Intelligence Group is the home of the Department of Defence’s intelligence functions, headed by the Chief of Defence Intelligence. The Group includes the Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO), Intelligence Capability Division and Intelligence Policy and Priorities. Our Group informs and influences Government decision-making, enables military operations, delivers Defence capability and contributes to the achievement of national security outcomes. We are the heart of Defence’s Intelligence Enterprise and a critical component of the broader national intelligence community.  

• The Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) provides intelligence assessments on state and non-state actors, threat platforms, and other military-strategic issues relevant to Australia's security, the planning and conduct of Australian Defence Force operations, strategic policy formulation, defence capability development, and government decisions on defence and national security issues.

• The Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation leads the Defence community in delivering geospatial-intelligence (comprising geospatial information and geospatial intelligence, collectively known as GEOINT) as well as hydrographic information. The Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation has workforces in Canberra, Wollongong and Bendigo. GEOINT and hydrography are critical enablers for Defence operations and national activities such as Australian Defence Force operations and training, safety of navigation, whole of government intelligence and security activities, natural disaster responses and strategic policy development.

• The Intelligence Capability Division is responsible for managing a range of intelligence capability programs; as well as providing advice and input to capability programs across the Department in order to deliver Defence’s Intelligence Enterprise capability. Intelligence Capability Division also assists Chief of Defence Intelligence in managing the Defence intelligence workforce, and ensuring the intelligence enterprise workforce have required skills and training.

Intelligence Policy and Priorities provides direct policy advice and support to Chief of Defence Intelligence and other Defence senior leaders on intelligence matters, manages engagement with the National Intelligence Community, and prioritises Defence intelligence requirements.  

The Defence Intelligence Group works across diverse intelligence issues on matters of national significance. To do so, we need highly-intelligent, motivated people from a range of professional roles, academic disciplines and Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Mathematical backgrounds. Essential to our culture of innovation and continuous improvement, we offer unique training and development opportunities to develop our employees’ expertise. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and are able to offer flexible work arrangements. While we are primarily located in Canberra, we have staff geographically dispersed across Australia, deployed to support Australian Defence Force operations across the globe, and working alongside our international partner agencies.

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 5 October 2022

Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing or non-ongoing basis. To be eligible, applicants must be Australian citizens. These are security-designated positions and the successful applicants will be required to hold or obtain a security clearance at the Positive Vetting level.

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DIG/06444/22, on