ASIO Careers

Surveillance Officer

The role of a Surveillance Officer is not an ordinary job. It is both a profession and lifestyle commitment.

Applications for this role closed in February 2016. If you would like to be considered for another role within ASIO, we encourage you to lodge an applications through the Employment Register.

The mission of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is to identify and investigate threats to security and provide advice to protect Australia, its people and its interests. Surveillance Officers play a critical role in helping ASIO to achieve this goal.

Surveillance Officers, once trained, are highly competent specialists who are capable of adapting to their surroundings in order to covertly achieve their tasking. They operate within a high tempo and challenging security environment, both on foot and with a range of supporting vehicles as part of a cohesive operational team. They use specialist equipment designed to meet the challenges of the covert operating environment, including high-tech photographic, technical and IT systems.

Applications for the Surveillance Officer role closed in February 2016.

The Surveillance Officer Candidate Information Guide details the role, eligibility requirements, training and selection process in detail.