Full Job Description
Did you know?
The mission of the Australian Federal Police is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.
Working for the AFP provides you with a diverse and rewarding career. Whether you immerse yourself in a position on the frontline, or provide critical operational or professional support, the work you do makes a big impact to the people of Australia.
We recognise your contribution to our workforce and offer generous remuneration and conditions including:
Six weeks (30 days) of paid annual leave per year + additional paid Christmas stand down
4 extra mandatory leave rest days per year
18 days of paid personal leave per year
Generous superannuation of 15.4%
16 weeks of paid maternity leave (after 12 months of service) + an additional 36 weeks of maternity leave without pay
Generous salaries and incremental salary progression governed by the AFP Enterprise Agreement
Flexible and hybrid working arrangement that provides work/life balance
Access to ongoing training and development to support ambitions
What is the role?
Applications are sought from suitably qualified applicants wishing to be considered for the role of Human Resources (HR) Strategist (Band 5).
Do you like to generate new ideas and implement them? Do you like developing your skills in People and/or data analytics? Do you get excited when you hear words like problem solve, integrate, agile, ideate, co-design, business mindset, data-driven decision making and/or root cause analysis?
If you have a keen interest in HR strategy then we want to hear from you! We are establishing a pool to fill current and future vacancies. Aspiring HR Strategists are welcome to apply.
You will also be required to contribute to the achievement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFP Governance Instruments. It is expected that the successful applicant will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.
For more information about the role please refer to the candidate pack
What will you do?
As a HR Strategist or aspiring one, you will support your Team Leader to develop, implement and project manage various workforce planning initiatives. Day to day activities will include:
Implementing and tracking the AFP Strategic Workforce Plan
Establishing and maintaining effective relationships
Partnering with stakeholders
Developing and implementing communication and workforce strategies
Displaying a user-centred focus to your work
Monitoring and tracking progress of HR initiatives.
The AFP has range of informal learning opportunities to help you build and enhance your skills in workforce planning/strategy and/or analytics.
You must be an Australian Citizen.
A Negative Vetting 1 (NVl) security clearance or ability to obtain one
Ability to plan, drive and deliver on multiple concurrent projects
Conceptual and analytical skills
A learning mindset, particularly in relation to HR
A strong customer focus, designing products with the end user in mind
Ability to demonstrate initiative and self-management
Intermediate Excel skills (or ability to acquire them for aspiring HR Strategists)
Relevant HR qualifications and/or experience in one or more fields of HR and/or data analytics
Organising your work, making sound decisions and achieving outcomes
Communicating and working effectively with other people
Applying technical knowledge, expertise and skills
Advice for Applicants
Employment Suitability Requirements
If you progress through to the next stage, the AFP Recruitment Team will be in touch to let you know that you’ll need to provide some further information:
A completed Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ);
Traffic history for the last 10 years; and
Proof of Australian citizenship.
We encourage you to review the AFP’s minimum employment requirements and employment suitability standards to ensure that you meet these requirements before you submit your application.
As part of your application you will be required to submit the following documents via the AFPs Recruitment System (MyCareer) prior to the closing date and time:
Applicant pitch (one page pitch). Ensure your pitch tells us why you are the best fit for the role, addressing the selection criteria and work level standards for the role.
External applicants please ensure you meet our employment suitability and COVID-19 vaccine requirements before submitting an application.
Only complete applications will be considered. Good luck with your application!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We aim to recognise the value of attracting and retaining employees with different backgrounds, experience, knowledge and abilities. The AFP is committed to developing a workforce that reflects all elements of the communities we serve, and we maintain a number of diversity and support networks:
AFP All – Abilities Network (AAA)
Pride Network (PRIDE)
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network (CALD)
Mallunggang Indigenous Officers Network (MION)
National Women’s Advisory Network (NWAN)
The AFP’s First Nations Unit is staffed by First Nations employees who utilise their unique knowledge and life experience to inform both culturally competent decision making at the AFP.
Contacts and Closing Information
Contact Officer – Monica Murphy via phone (02) 5126 7301 or email Monica.Murphy@afp.gov.au (available up until 6 January 2023) or Michelle Guy on (02) 5126 7474 or Michelle.Guy@afp.gov.au (available from 9 January 2023)
Contact Officer Phone: 02 5126 7301 or 02 5126 7474
Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEDT) 29/01/2023
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