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Intelligence roles gather, provide, investigate and analyse intelligence information in support of military and/or policy operations.

Job function Job role Job role code Description
*ANZSCO description
Forensics Digital Forensic Investigation 170401 Digital Forensic Investigators lead the provision of the organisation’s digital forensic capability. They source, analyse and make recommendations based on data recovered from digital devices as part of highly complex or sensitive investigations.
Electronic Evidence 170402 Electronic Evidence officers recover and investigate information on digital devices. Their information can be used at trial or internal investigations.
Examination 170403 Forensic examiners gather and preserve the integrity of evidence.
Facial Image Comparison 170404 Facial image comparison professionals provide forensic facial image comparison services to support the integrity of organisational investigations and programs.
Fingerprint Examination 170405 Fingerprint examination professionals provide professional forensic fingerprint examination services to support the integrity of organisational investigations and programs.
Forensic Document Examination 170406 Forensic document examiners provide forensic document examination services to support the integrity of organisational investigations and programs.
Signature Examination 170407 Signature examiners do detailed microscopic examinations to compare with a known signature. They also use software to examine biometric signatures.
Governance and Policy Government Infrastructure and Base Security Policy 170302 Government infrastructure and base security policy professionals perform protective security policy work to ensure security of infrastructure and facilities.
National Security Advice 170303 National Security advisors provide advice and information on the security of the nation.
Intelligence Analysis Border Intelligence 170101 Border intelligence professionals monitor travel movements between Australia and other jurisdictions as prescribed in legislation and treaties.
Counter Intelligence 170112 Counter intelligence professionals perform activities to prevent, protect against or subvert espionage.
Cyber Intelligence 170102 Cyber intelligence professionals perform activities to identify, prevent and counter digital security threats and breaches.
Data Mining 170103 Data mining professionals extract and interpret data, analyse results and use statistical techniques to provide a suite of reports.  They work with stakeholders to identify trends and provide insight for future strategy.  This role is often required to present findings to various stakeholders in the form of presentations or written reports.
Entity Targeting 170104 Entity targeting professionals identify, develop and recruit individuals for the purposes of gaining intelligence.
Generalist Intelligence 170115 Generalist intelligence professionals plan, develop and undertake intelligence activities on behalf of an organisation or entity.
Geospatial Intelligence 170105 Geospatial intelligence professionals collect and analyse data, information, and knowledge gathered about entities that can be referenced to a particular location on, above, or below the earth's surface.
Human Intelligence 170106 Human intelligence professionals perform activities designed to elicit information from human sources.
Imagery 170107 Imagery intelligence professionals perform information gathering and related analysis processes usually associated with satellites, aerial photography and other remote sensing platforms.
Intelligence Analysis 170108 Intelligence analysts acquire, evaluate, analyse and assess intelligence.
Intelligence Assessment 170113 Intelligence assessment professionals perform activities to obtain and determine the quality of intelligence and information.
Intelligence Support 170116 Intelligence support professionals collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence for an organisation to support planning, operations and other functions.
Liaison 170114 Liaison professionals establish and facilitate communication between different community groups, organisations and governments.*
Other Covert Operative 170109 Other covert professionals are engaged in intelligence or covert activities not described elsewhere.
Revenue Analyst 170117 Revenue analysts work to help increase revenue and identify and monitor risks. They review management accountancy practices, structure and review revenue reports for errors and make revenue projections.
Signals 170110 Signals professionals gather intelligence through interception of electronic signals.
Surveillance 170111 Surveillance professionals perform close observation of a suspect activity or individual.
Security Information Security 170501 Information security professionals perform certification or validation of systems and produce information and cyber security reporting, policy or doctrine which may include analysis, detection and response statistics, security incidents and breaches.
Personnel Security 170502 Personnel security professionals apply security measures that are designed to deny unauthorised access to facilities, equipment and resources, and protects personnel and property from damage or harm.
Security Advisor 170503 Security advisors provide advice and guidance on the security of employees, buildings and computer systems. They look at security weaknesses, organise emergency safety strategies and conduct investigations.
Security Investigation 170504 Security investigation professionals perform complex security investigations, prepare briefs of evidence and provide advice to stakeholders.
Security Performance Review 170505 Security performance reviewers collaborate with other organisations to identity and assess security related issues. They conduct investigations to test systems and policies.
Security Psychologist 170506 Security psychologists perform psychology duties within the intelligence and security context.
Security Vetting 170507 Security vetting professionals undertake background checks to assess an individual's suitability for employment.
Last reviewed: 
20 March 2019