ASIO urging tradies to apply for jobs as surveillance officers


Australia’s spy agency is urging tradies to down tools and take up a career protecting the nation as surveillance officers.

A new ASIO advertising campaign calls on “problem-solvers with a wealth of life experience” to “trade your tools for a role protecting our ­nation”, The Daily Telegraph reports.

An ASIO spokeswoman said the agency was not necessarily seeking people with trade skills but rather individuals with “the necessary attributes”.

“We are targeting a range of applicants, including males and females who may never have contemplated a career within ASIO,” she said.

The organisation warns that a switching careers to join ASIO is not a decision that should be taken lightly as it is both “a profession and a lifestyle commitment”.

“Surveillance officers are highly competent specialists who are capable of adapting to their surroundings in order to covertly undertake their role,” the spy agency says.

The job description also warns applicants that “to be a professional surveillance officer, you will need to be capable of consistently prioritising your job requirements above those of your personal needs”.

Trained officer’s salaries start at $77,500.


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