Media statement: Intelligence analyst recruitment

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is Australia's national criminal intelligence agency. We work with our state and territory, national and international partners to make Australia hostile to criminal exploitation through the use of our unique ‘royal commission like’ powers. We do this by illuminating the picture of serious organised crime, delivering strategic intelligence insights and working with our partners to maximise operational impacts on criminal networks.

The law enforcement and intelligence community face a growing challenge in infiltrating and disrupting the activities of organised crime. To address these escalating challenges, we need to be open to considering new and improved ways of countering the insidious business of crime, and our Intelligence Analysts are at the forefront of this.

ACIC Intelligence Analysts advise senior decision makers on the highest levels of transnational serious and organised crime threats facing Australia. This includes targeting elite level criminal syndicates, illicit drugs, financial crime, cybercrime, gangs, illicit firearms and national security, which continue to have devastating impacts on the Australian community.

The ACIC is offering Intelligence Analyst roles at a range of levels. Applications to become an Intelligence Analyst are open to everyone, and the skills you already have may be transferable to our agency.

The ACIC values life experience and a variety of practical skills and experiences, just as highly as we value formal qualifications and study. We are not only searching for people who are already in the National Intelligence Community or law enforcement, but also those who are graduating university, completing further study, those who have recently entered the workforce and those who have a wealth of life experience.

On commencement, the ACIC offers support through the criminal intelligence training pathway for this role, which includes formal training as part of the Intelligence Analyst Pathway Program, formal qualifications, as well as informal training opportunities, coaching and mentoring and ongoing tradecraft development.

There are often things we have to keep secret in the National Intelligence Community, but diversity is not one of them. At the ACIC we are committed to building a diverse workforce, we seek the best talent and aim to reflect the diversity of the Australian community that we serve. We create a safe, welcoming and supportive workplace for everyone. The ACIC is looking for people with different skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds who are interested in an intelligence career.

Michael Phelan APM
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

Working at the ACIC I get to be part of something that really matters. I make a leading contribution to the planning, development and production of intelligence outputs and outcomes. In my role I produce value-added products as a result of the collection, evaluation and analysis of information, working closely with other intelligence professionals to drive operational activity.

Intelligence Analyst
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

There are so many career options out there and I found it difficult to figure out what courses I needed to do and skills I needed to get. I didn’t know how an Intelligence Analyst role would I apply to me, but I took a leap and was accepted by the ACIC. My work is exceptionally interesting and I was supported to complete the Intelligence Analyst Pathway Program.

Intelligence Analyst
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

I started my career in the Australian Public Service working as an Executive Assistant. I soon transferred to the ACIC. I was always interested in an Intelligence career, and after several years in my job I applied for an Intelligence Analyst position within our agency. That was the start of 3 years (so far!) of varied intelligence-related work on a range of topics including illicit drugs and gangs. I like being able to do important national security work and have a healthy work-family-life balance at the same time.

Intelligence Analyst
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission