AUSTRAC is the Australian Government’s financial intelligence unit and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator. With government and industry partners, we use financial intelligence and regulation to:•prevent criminal abuse of the financial sector•help business, government and law enforcement partners detect, deter and disrupt money laundering, terrorism financing and other serious crimes•build and maintain trust and integrity in Australia’s financial system. Every day our people use their intellect, skills, initiative and the latest technologies to protect our country, economy and community. With supportive benefits and culture, we offer a challenging and rewarding career where you can make a real impact.The Director, Intelligence is a key member of AUSTRAC’s Intelligence Division, within the Intelligence Operations or Intelligence Partnerships Branch, as a part of AUSTRAC’s broader intelligence capability. This role will lead a team to work closely with a broad range of national and international stakeholders within government and industry to expand the financial intelligence picture and disrupt criminal enterprises domestically and globally. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment, maintain an ongoing security clearance at the Negative Vetting 2 level or higher, and satisfy AUSTRAC’s pre-engagement checks. While each Director will have a different area of focus, depending on the section for which they are responsible, at its core the Director Intelligence role is responsible for, under limited supervision: • driving the operational capacity and capability of the Intelligence Division, including facilitating and leading initiatives to promote information and intelligence flows• developing and maintaining key relationships, and undertaking effective liaison with domestic and international partners to foster the use of financial intelligence• informing strategic priorities and decision-making processes including internal and external intelligence priorities, processes and practices • leading, mentoring and inspiring a diverse team across several states, and managing performance in accordance with AUSTRAC’s Performance Management Framework• providing sound and timely advice to AUSTRAC’s senior executive, our Ministers and other key stakeholders including identifying opportunities to enhance and promote the operation of the Intelligence Division• representing AUSTRAC at inter-agency meetings, national and international forums and conferences, and conducting media interviews, as required • maintaining financial management, governance and organisational capability within a business unit and in compliance with agency and government requirements• contributing to other work of the agency as required The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment, maintain an ongoing security clearance and satisfy AUSTRAC’s pre-engagement checks. To be eligible for assessment, applicants must be an Australian citizen.
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