Not so secret recruitment at spy agency

by Astrid Wilson10 Aug 2012

Having troubles finding suitable candidates for those hard-to-fill roles? You’re not alone. One of Australia’s undercover intelligence agencies is in need of a locksmith – and the job listing isn’t exactly under wraps.

The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), which is in the business of dealing with foreign secrets, has listed “corporate locksmith” on the careers page of its website.

The agency is after a highly motivated and dedicated locksmith to provide complex services and advice, the listing says – adding that it’s a unique role. No arguments there.

As per the listing, HR is on the look-out for someone willing to travel interstate and overseas at short notice. The day-to-day tasks of the successful candidate will involve protecting secret ASIS documents from foreign embassies by managing the purchasing of locks, safes and other secure containers.

The job will be based in Canberra and pays up to $94,000 a year, but any crims seeking to go professional need not apply – the application involves a federal police check.

Applicants are also told not to discuss their application with others, as a lack of confidentiality could impact on a career at the agency.


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