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: Surveillance Operative
Grade: ICAC Officer Grade 3
Salary range: Total remuneration package valued to $124,514 pa
Status: Permanent full-time, Sydney CBD
Closing date: Monday, 30th January 2017

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is looking for an experienced, efficient and motivated person to join our Investigation Division (Investigation Services Section) to assist the ICAC to undertake its purpose to investigate, expose and minimise corruption in and affecting the NSW public sector.

Primary purpose of the position

As a member of a surveillance team, provide physical surveillance services and participate in covert field operations, for the purpose of investigations into allegations of corrupt conduct in performance of the Commission's principal functions.


To be eligible  to apply for this permanent position you must meet one of the following statuses:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent Australian resident; or
  • a citizen of New Zealand.

Total remuneration package

Total remuneration package valued up to $124,514 pa (Salary $101,286 - $112,327 pa, incorporating an overtime allowance of 9.1% and special allowance of 12.2%), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Selection criteria

Refer to the section below.

Additional information

Consideration will be given to the secondment from other law enforcement agencies however; any potential applicants currently employed with the NSW Police Force should hold tenure in their current position.

Security vetting

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

Supporting documentation


All applicants are encouraged to submit their application on-line. Details of alternative methods for submitting an application is contained in the advertisement.


Please contact John Hoitink, Chief Investigator on (02) 8281 5873 or by e-mail at jhoitink@icac.nsw.gov.au.




Please download the Applicant Information Package and read it before applying for a job at the ICAC.