Australian Consulate-General

Vacancy - HA Expatriate LE4 Delegated Position


                             DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS

                                                           EXPECTED VACANCY


The Home Affairs (Immigration) Section at the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou has an expected vacancy for locally engaged staff to fill at the following level:

                                                              Expatriate Level - 4 Delegated Position

Applications are invited from Australian citizens, or New Zealand, Canadian, UK and USA Nationals holding a diplomatic visa. The successful applicants must have or be able to obtain an Australian Government security clearance. Ongoing employment with the Consulate requires the successful candidates to maintain a security clearance. Inability to obtain or loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to complete relevant pre-employment procedures before commencement.

The successful candidates will be responsible for their own transfer and ongoing costs associated with living and working in China. If necessary, the Consulate will provide a letter to assist in obtaining an appropriate work visa for China. In considering these positions, applicants should make themselves aware of the Australian taxation arrangements for Australian citizens working overseas.

The vacancy will be filled at the LE 4 level with commencing salary ranging between CNY14,186 to CNY 16,557 per calendar month (as at 01 August 2019). The monthly salary includes an allowance that equates to the compulsory employer costs, applicable at the date of contract signing, of the People’s Republic of China and the Provincial Social Insurance schemes. It also includes Australian Superannuation Guarantee Charge (SGC) (currently 9.5%) paid by the Consulate, i.e. 9.5% SGC payment will be deducted from the monthly salary if the successful applicant is determined to be an Australian resident for taxation purpose by ATO.

The positions are for an initial contract of twelve months, with option for renewal depending on operational need. Locally engaged terms and conditions of appointment apply.

Duty statement(s) and assessment criteria are attached. Your application must include:

  • an application pitch for the position (750 words maximum) outlining why you are the best person for the role;
  • a curriculum vitae; and
  • contact details of two work-related referees – one should be your current supervisor/manager.

    Referees must also have been supervisors or managers, not peers. When providing referee details, please indicate whether the referee can speak fluent English, and ensure that:
    contact details are up-to-date and include both email and phone numbers; and

  • the referee knows you have applied for the position(s).

All applicants should declare real, potential or perceived conflicts of interest. Applicants with a real, potential or perceived conflict of interest may not be employed.

Applications that do not comply with the requirement listed above will not be considered. Guidelines for addressing your application can be found on

Applications are to be sent to:

Human Resources Department,

Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou,


Please note that applications submitted via e-mail can be in either Word or PDF format with a maximum e-mail file size of 2 MB. Human Resources section will send out notification e-mails at the end of the closing date. Applicants who do not receive notification e-mails should confirm the delivery of their applications.

For inquiries regarding these positions, please contact the Human Resources section via the above email address.

Closing date for applications is 9.00am (Guangzhou time), Monday 23 September 2019

Late applications may not be considered.



About the Department

The Department of Home Affairs brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions, working together to keep Australia safe.


About the positions

The advertised vacancies in the Home Affairs (Immigration) Section at the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou will be filled to meet operational requirements with successful applicants positioned within either the Integrity or Visa Processing areas.  Your application pitch should address the section criteria relevant to the level.  Vacancies will be offered based on operational need.



  • Demonstrated analytical skills with an ability to use multiple datasets and/or interpret and apply complex legislation and apply sound judgement in all cases;
  • Strong written and oral English language skills, including the ability to prepare high quality correspondence, reports and decision records;
  • Ability to respond and adapt to change. Ability to apply initiative, flexibility and willingness to pursue continued improvement in the context of change within the organisation;
  • Highly developed time management skills, both individually and as part of a team, and the ability to work effectively, cooperatively and flexibly in a team environment to respond to priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Adhere to high ethical standards, consistent with the role as a representative of the Australian Government.


                                                                  Expatriate Integrity Officer – Delegated



Under general direction, this position is responsible for assisting Australia - based Officers in managing and reporting on integrity issues within the temporary and permanent entry visa caseloads. The position is also responsible for undertaking visa cancellation activities within the Guangzhou Integrity Unit.

The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Undertake work associated with the identification, analysis and reporting of factors contributing to unlawful travel and entry to Australia.
  • Coordinate the management of identified non-compliance cases, including the recording of information in departmental systems.
  • Prepare and disseminate reporting relating to non-compliance.
  • Monitor and report on caseload trends, preparing and circulating fraud profiles, integrity alerts and trend analysis.
  • Support decision makers and visa assessors to identify caseload fraud, use integrity checking procedures and be aware of fraud trends, including by providing staff training.
  • Review visa cancellation recommendations and exercise powers to cancel in accordance with legal requirements, policy and processes. Manage complex cases presenting border security and compliance risks, interviewing individuals, as necessary.
  • Identify sensitive cases and appropriately escalate.
  • Witness DNA-sampling.
  • Undertake others duties as required.


                                                  Expatriate Decision Maker (Visa Processing) - Delegated


The decision maker works within a large team comprising both locally engaged visa processing officers and other expatriate decision makers. The decision maker’s role is to analyse and assess all available information before producing lawful, high quality decisions on visa applications across a range of visa subclasses.

The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Produce high quality and lawful decision records in respect to applications made for Australian visas;
  • Interpret and apply legislation, policy and departmental guidelines;
  • Conduct analysis and research, drawing on internal databases and open source material;
  • Provide a high level of support to Australian-based staff;
  • Mentor and lead a small team;
  • Conduct investigative interviews and undertake site visits;
  • Maintain electronic and paper records in accordance with government standards;
  • Contribute and identify continuous improvement of the workplace.
  • Identify sensitive cases and appropriately escalate.
  • Witness DNA-sampling.
  • Undertake others duties as required.