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Web Designer / Front End Developer

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - Melbourne, VIC

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ASIO protects Australia and Australians from threats to their security. In a complex, challenging and changing security environment, our success is built on the imagination and intelligence of our team. ASIO's people are ordinary Australians but they do extraordinary things - they are our most important asset.

Our staff are carers, parents, grandparents and community volunteers and may come from various backgrounds, including music, teaching and nursing. We are proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and second or third generation Australians. We are introverted, extroverted and neurodiverse. We are tradespeople, technically-minded, corporate and intelligence professionals. We are your neighbours and part of your community. The only difference is, we don't tell you where we work or what we do.

The Opportunity

ASIO is seeking to fill a number of AE6 Web Designer / Front End Developer roles to provide technical support and maintenance to ASIO's website and intranet. The successful candidate will possess:

  • Creativity;
  • Technical proficiency in web development;
  • Strong communication skills; and,
  • The ability to manage a number of tasks at the same time, and work to deadlines.

The duties of the role include:

  • Designing and developing various types of digital media, imaging, presentations, video, interactive graphics, multimedia and browser-based applications using software tools, utilities and programming language;
  • Providing advice, guidance and assistance in the development and implementation process of online publishing projects for interview and external digital environments;
  • Ongoing management of the website and intranet, communicating with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting problems to ensure acceptable quality and integrity of the publishing platform/system, ensuring programs and applications perform to specification; and,
  • Providing advice, support and training for content authors across the Organisation. 

Key Attributes

We invite applications from individuals with the following attributes:

  • Minimum 2-3 years' industry experience in designing and developing websites and digital assets;
  • A relevant degree or equivalent work experience (design computing, web development, multimedia, digital media);
  • Coding skills in HTML and CSS;
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems (CMS) e.g. GovCMS/Drupal;
  • Experience working with the Adobe Suite, e.g. Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, After Effects;
  • An appreciation of web design and usability fundamentals, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design; and,
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Programming skills in PHP and Drupal development skills would be advantageous, but are not essential.


To be eligible for the role, you must be:

  • An Australian Citizen; and,
  • Assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance.

ASIO to committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected, in order to build a highly capable, innovative and adaptive workforce to achieve our purpose. We welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Please advise us if you require any additional assistance in order to fully participate in the recruitment process or the workplace.


All positions are Canberra based.

Employment Conditions

Employment is under the ASIO Act 1979. Conditions of service are similar to those applying in the Australian Public Service. We recognise entitlements accrued under the Public Service Act 1999 and provide for continuation of superannuation under the Commonwealth schemes. Salary packaging and arrangements are also available.


ASIO provides a number of benefits to its staff including:

  • A competitive salary, including a 7.5 per cent service allowance for maintaining a Positive Vetting security clearance;
  • Employer superannuation contributions of 15.4 per cent;
  • A variety of leave options, including four weeks annual leave;
  • Flexible working hours/arrangements to assist you to maintain your work-life balance. We adopt an “if not, why not” approach to working flexibly (please note: due to our unique working environment, work from home options may not be available);
  • Six staff-led diversity and inclusion networks;
  • Study assistance, including financial support and study leave for tertiary education; and,
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program.

Closing Date and Time

Monday 22 February 2021, 11:59pm AEST

How to Apply

Click on ‘Apply Online' to commence your application. Your application must be complete and include the following:

  • A succinct statement of claims, no more than 800 words, against the selection criteria, using examples to demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the requirements; and,
  • An up-to-date CV, no more than two pages in length.

All employment decisions and selection processes within ASIO are based on merit principles and candidates must be prepared to undergo various selection stages.

ASIO holds all employment applications in the strictest of confidence. It is essential that you do that same. Please do not discuss your application with others as doing so may adversely affect your potential employment.

Selection Criteria

With reference to ASIO's People Capability Framework (available on the ASIO Careers page) and with consideration to the position description, demonstrate what you bring to the position in relation to the criteria below:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Achieving Results
  • Productive Working Relationships
  • Personal Drive and Integrity
  • Communication with Influence
  • Demonstrated Skills and Experience


If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact ASIO Recruitment at careers@asio.gov.au or phone (02) 6257 4916.

ASIO thanks all applicants for their interest in applying. In accordance with ASIO policy, unsuccessful candidates will be notified but will not be provided with feedback on any aspect of the selection process.

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