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Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (Aboriginal Identified Role)

Organisation / Entity: NSW Police Force
Job category:
  • Community | Liaison Officer
Job location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job reference number: 00009AEF
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: $91,948 pa. Package includes salary ($75,992 - $83,211), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: Deanne Bell-Smith (02) 9677 7502
Closing date: 04/12/2022 - 11:59 PM


This role is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only, in accordance with the NSW Police Force Aboriginal Employment Strategy.

Applicants for this role must be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander decent, identify as being an Aboriginal and be accepted by the Aboriginal community as defined by the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. This is also in accordance with Part 5, Clause 26 of the NSW Government Sector Employment Rules 2014.

  • An Aboriginal person (as defined by the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983) means a person who:
  • is member of the Aboriginal race of Australia, and
  • identifies as an Aboriginal person, and
  • is accepted by the Aboriginal community as an Aboriginal person.


  • Clerk Grade 3/4
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Penrith

About us

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) is one of the largest police forces in the western world, with more than 20,000 employees, including more than 4,000 administrative employees who support the sworn officers that provide a range of law and order services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the socially, geographically and culturally diverse community of NSW.

About the role

We have an opportunity for an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) to be part of our Nepean Police Area Command team. The ACLO is responsible for providing advice and support to commands in the management of local Aboriginal issues. They assist in establishing and maintaining close personal rapport with Elders, Leaders and the members of the Aboriginal community by developing network contacts to strengthen co-operation and communication and to assist community members in their dealing with local policing issues and their contact with other statutory bodies. 

The successful applicant must have familiarity with NAIDOC events. Recognition and approval from Local Aboriginal Elders in the community.

Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification as authorised by Part 5, Clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment Rules 2014. 

Applicants must hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months or NSW Police Force Bronze Certification.
The role is subject to the terms of the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998. Under the terms of the Act, persons who have been convicted of certain serious sex offences are prohibited from applying for this role as it involves child-related employment. In accordance with the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998, applicants for this role will be required to sign a Prohibited Employment Declaration. 

A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a prerequisite for this role. 
The applicant is responsible for applying for their own WWCC (an employer cannot apply on behalf of a worker) and if the outcome is a clearance, the Check is valid for five (5) years and may be used for any child-related work in NSW.
You can apply for a Working With Children Check by clicking here

For more information on this role (e.g. essential requirements, key accountabilities, key challenges and capabilities required for the role), click here to view the role description.

What we can offer you

At NSWPF our people have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. Some of the benefits available when you join the NSWPF include: 

  • competitive salary;
  • flexible work options;
  • opportunity to purchase leave;
  • annual leave loading;
  • corporate wellbeing programs including seminars and the Fitness Passport;
  • free annual influenza vaccination; and
  • salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease.

How to Apply

Applications can only be submitted electronically via the I Work for NSW website. 
To be considered for this role, attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this role. 

Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) - you can bring these if called for interview.
You must also address each of the following Target Questions (300 word limit per question) in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document.
Target Question 1:
The Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer assists in maintaining rapport with a wide variety of aboriginal community members, groups and the police. Describe how you have strengthened cooperation and communication between stakeholders. What was the outcome?
Target Question 2:
At times you will be required to undertake multiple tasks such as community meetings, project planning and respond to incidents in the community. Provide an example how you plan and prioritise work product to achieve organisational goals.
Your application must stand on its own merits, and the completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you proceed through to the selection process. 

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact the hiring manager Deanne Bell-Smith via (02) 9677 7502.

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 18 months. 

All NSW Police Force employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical contraindication certificate that can be accommodated in the workplace. You are required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status (including medical contraindication) as part of your application for consideration by NSWPF.

Our commitment to Diversity

The NSW Police Force is a proud employer of a diverse range of people. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. 

We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and individuals who may identify as LGBTIQ, with disability, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people of all ages. 
If you identify as a person with disability and require further information on the role or you require specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the HR Diversity team on 0429 275 709 or by email at INCLUSIONDIVERSITY@police.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team at hraboriginal@police.nsw.gov.au.
For more information on applying for roles with the NSW Police Force click here
Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.