Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Organisation: Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Region: Darwin

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodates people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for the recruitment process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website. Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan only eligible Aboriginal applicants will be considered for this designated vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

To provide culturally appropriate liaison between the police and community. Supporting the Officer in Charge (OIC) and members of the Police Station to better serve the community.

Key duties and responsibilities

1.Assist the Tri-Service to communicate effectively with members of the local community and provide information about local customs and protocols. 2.Support sworn officers to provide an effective and a culturally appropriate policing response to the community and ensure that community concerns about crime related issues are communicated to Police. 3.Participate in community engagement activities and maintain contact with community leaders by participating in meetings, forums or festivals. 4.Assist community members to access policing services and provide information or referral to other community services where necessary. 5.Contribute to the development and progress of Community Safety Action Plans and their relevant committees. 6.Provide an effective and efficient telephone answering and screening service and assist callers as required. 7.Provide a local airport courier service on a daily basis or as required. 8.Assist the OIC with entry level clerical administrative duties. 9.Ability to work rostered hours as required including shift work as required.

Selection criteria

1.Current Northern Territory Drivers Licence is essential. 2.Knowledge and understanding of local cultures, customs and community organisations and the capacity to be accepted by the local community. 3.Ability to effectively communicate with the local community members, community organisations and colleagues to work effectively as a member of a team.

4.Ability to deal with sensitive matters with diplomacy, tact and confidentiality.


1.Demonstrated interest in developing a career in the Northern Territory Police Force.

2.Demonstrated computer literacy and experience in the use of computer applications.

3.Current First Aid Certificate.

Job description Further Information:

1. The successful applicant must consent to a check by Police of criminal records and intelligence data to confirm they have no significant criminal history record.

2. The successful applicant must hold a current driver’s license or have the ability to obtain.

Community Resilience & Engagement Command – CREC.PFES@pfes.nt.gov.au Phone: (08) 8985 7003