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Senior Examiner - APS Level 6 (Non-ongoing)

Job No: 495985
Work Type: Full time
Location: Canberra

National Archives of Australia collects records of Australian government decisions and actions as evidence. We do this to connect Australians with the nation's memory, their identity and history. The Declassification Section is responsible for access to the national archival collection by reviewing records for any continuing sensitivities prior to release. Our examination work supports other business areas within National Archives by releasing records for research, exhibitions, promotion and other visitor engagement activities.

As a Senior Examiner you will undertake the examination of archival records under the Archives Act 1983 to determine if any content should be exempted from public release. The examination of records will require working in close liaison with Government Agencies and Departments and other sections of National Archives.  You will also contribute to the development, implementation and review of policy and procedures relating to the examination and release of Australian Government records.

These non-ongoing vacancies will be for the duration of a specified task or for a maximum of 4 years.  A merit pool of suitable candidates will be active for 12 months from the date of advertisement.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting 2 (NV2).

How to apply: Applications must be submitted via our online e-recruitment system. Applicants must in 1000 words or less outline the skills and relevant experience you would bring to this role. Please refer to the position description for this role.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: RecruitAbility Scheme

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