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Enjoy a role where no 2 days are the same.

Investigative assistants work support our investigative teams, working alongside our sworn members. By reducing their administrative load, you'll help to drive the AFP's agenda forward.

The experience you'll gain can be used to expand your investigative career, by:

What you'll do

As an investigative assistant, you'll:

  • support operations and our Major Incident Room (MIR) with research, transcription, rostering, data entry and by preparing briefs and court material
  • use electronic police databases to create cases, input and collate data, audit and finalise cases
  • support corporate objectives by:
    • compiling performance reports and data quality assurance
    • managing and distributing operational compliance reports and operational activity reports
  • provide administrative tasks, including asset and equipment management, drafting and filing documents, managing interpreters or witnesses, providing hospitality or event management
  • provide corporate support, including procurement, budget or financial management, travel arrangement, contractor liaison, fleet maintenance and onboarding
  • liaise with Forensics and Property and Exhibits teams and manage property and exhibits, including data entry, continuity of exhibits during forensic procedures, returning or destroying property.

When you join us as an investigative assistant, you'll apply for a job at a Band 2 or Band 3 level. You'll also have access to a wide range of benefits and conditions.

To learn more about career progression, salary bands and entitlements, read our Enterprise Agreement.

Check our Jobs portal for specific requirements.


To join our team as an investigative assistant you must:

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be able to obtain a high-level security clearance.

As this position covers a broad skillset, it's also good if you can:

  • work well with people
  • manage your time (and other people's) efficiently
  • work calmly and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • approach any challenge with a can-do attitude
  • use the Microsoft Word suite and teleconferencing programs at an intermediate to advanced level
  • speak multiple languages (for overseas posts).

Before being offered a job with us you'll also need to:

How to apply

We advertise vacancies on our Jobs portal.

Each position will outline the application process.

To see the current positions available, visit our Jobs portal .