Employment opportunities

The ICAC is an important and exciting place to work. Appointment to positions at the ICAC is through a competitive merit-based selection process combined with a stringent security vetting process undertaken by the preferred applicant. Staff are employed under the ICAC Award. All current job vacancies at the ICAC are listed below:

Job title: Executive Director, Investigation Division
Grade: Remuneration equivalent to Senior Executive Band 1
Salary range: Package within the range $224,601 - $255,050
Status: Full-time; contract. Sydney CBD.
Closing date: Sunday, 06th August 2017

Employed by the Commissioner for the Independent Commission Against Corruption NSW to fulfil the ICAC's objectives through its investigation and prevention functions.

This is a rewarding and challenging role, which would suit an experienced and motivated person seeking new challenges.

Role outline

  • Direct the work of the Investigation Division (ID), lead the investigation and exposure work of the Commission and exercise the Commission's powers as delegated.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the Commission as a member of the Executive.
  • Provide strategic, policy and operational advice to the Commissioner and the Commission and implement the investigation and exposure objectives of the Commission through the use of conventional, covert and coercive investigation strategies.
  • Lead and manage the staff and resources of the Investigation Division and ensure the effective integration of legal and corruption prevention staff into the investigation and exposure work of the Commission.
  • Exercise delegated administrative and statutory powers of the Commissioner, under the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988, Commonwealth and State enforcement legislation.


A remuneration package within the range $224,601 - $255,050 and a performance-based contract of up to five years will be negotiated.

Selection criteria

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Significant investigation experience and expertise.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of law enforcement and administrative investigation processes and methodologies, a good understanding of the criminal law, the rules of evidence and criminal procedures, the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988, the machinery of government and public sector organisational systems.
  • Well-developed and capable leadership skills and attributes, planning and organisational abilities, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to write well and the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse background, occupation, and seniority, both internal and external to the Commission.

Security vetting

The successful candidate will undergo a stringent probity assessment. More detailed information on this process is available from this site.


In addition to addressing the selection criteria, you will need to attach a covering letter and an up to date resume, which details your experience as relevant to this role.

Supporting documentation


If you would like to discuss this opportunity further contact Cath O'Brien, Manager Human Resources, Security and Facilities on (02) 8281 5914.

TTY facilities are available for people who are speech or hearing impaired. If applicants require this service please call on TTY (02) 8281 5773.



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