Department of Home Affairs – Visa Processing Officer Job in Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Washington, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
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Job Description :
  • Full Time, Ongoing
  • USD51,034 to USD56,332
  • Washington DC, United States of America

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 Home Affairs office in the Australian Embassy, Washington 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.

Further information about the Department can be found on our website:

About the position

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

Under general direction, Visa Processing Officers are responsible for delivering client service and assessing and /or deciding on the outcome of visa applications.


We offer a competitive package of benefits which includes medical employer subsidised group insurance, dental insurance, vision care and an employer matched retirement plan.

In addition, we offer 22 days recreation leave and 18 days sick leave each year (pro-rated for part time employment). The Mission observes 14 public holidays each year. For further information – please use the link provided

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.

Further information about engagement as a locally engaged staff member can be found at Employment Opportunities on the Australia in the USA website.

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.
Last Date For Apply: 20/Mar/2022 08:03:00 Job Type : Full Time, Employment Type : Permanent Apply Here