Department of Home Affairs – Senior Visa Processing Officer OTIMMI005 Job at Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Ottawa, ON

Ongoing, Full Time

CAD$52,770– CAD$58,248

Ottawa, Canada (closing date: 12 December 2021, 11:30 PM EST)

About the Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) is responsible for a diverse portfolio including managing migration, humanitarian and citizenship programmes. It works to keep Australia secure through border management and facilitates travellers to enter Australia. The Department strives to make fair and reasonable decisions for people entering Australia, ensuring compliance with Australia’s immigration laws and integrity in decision-making.

The Visa Office in the Australian High Commission, Ottawa plays a critical role in achieving the Department’s broader strategic goals. Its primary functions are to process Australian permanent migration, visitor, and temporary residence visas for clients across the Americas region.

Further information about the Department can be found on our website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au

About the position

This is a locally engaged staff position at an overseas Australian Diplomatic Mission.

The Senior Visa Processing Officer (VPO) is responsible for assessing and deciding complex and sensitive temporary and permanent visa applications. The successful candidate will have the ability to interpret and apply legislation and policy, prepare correspondence and communicate with clients from diverse backgrounds, their families and advisors. The role involves investigative interviewing, research, data entry and analysis activities and assists with verifications and checks related to visa applications. It also involves undertaking quality assurance (QA) or quality control (QC) checks for the team to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of decisions.

The Senior VPO works in a co-operative team environment while taking responsibility for managing their own workload and mentoring staff in the section. While the Senior VPO works under general direction from the Visa Operations Manager (LE5), they may exercise some discretion with respect to how procedures and guidelines are interpreted and applied. The Senior VPO must show initiative and flexibility to ensure a harmonious and effective working environment.

Additional Information

This position requires a probity check to be completed. Employment in the advertised position is dependent on the employee having or acquiring a valid DFAT probity check. Probity checks can take some time to process, and employment cannot be commenced until an appropriate check is confirmed. There is no guarantee that the successful candidate for the position will be successful in obtaining a probity check. The inability to obtain a probity check prevents that applicant from being employed and loss of a probity check at any time will lead to termination of employment.

Only Canadian Citizens and Canadian Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for this position.

Applicants holding Canadian working holiday visas are not eligible to apply for this position.

Contact Information

All enquiries about the position and the application process should be directed to [email protected]

Please do not submit applications directly to this email address, as they will not be considered.

About the Company

Company: Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade –

Company Location:  Ottawa, ON

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