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Senior Access Examiner - APS 6 (Ongoing/Non-ongoing )

Job No: 496458
Work Type: Full time
Location: Canberra

The Declassification Section facilitates access to the national archival collection by reviewing records for any continuing sensitivities prior to their public release under the Archives Act 1983, including the identification of material that is exempt from public access. The section develops policies and procedures for the assessment of continuing sensitivities in records and manages the process across National Archives. The section manages internal reconsiderations and appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for decisions made under the Archives Act 1983 along with arrangements with Australian Government (Cwlth) agencies to ensure best-practice and sound referral arrangements. The section, facilitates the work of other business areas within National Archives by releasing records for research, exhibitions, promotion and other visitor engagement activities.  

As a senior access examiner you will undertake the examination of more complex records, including classified records. The examination of records will require working in close liaison with Government Agencies and Departments and the Archive's Reference Services Section, as well as supporting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will also support the development, implementation and review of policy and procedures relating to the examination and release of classified and potentially sensitive Australian Government records.

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

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 | Australian Public Service Commission (

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