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How to become a Case Officer.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants must address the four questions below listed under ‘SELECTION CRITERIA’ (no more than
300 words per question) and provide a CV (no more than 2 pages) which lists two professional referees.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Please respond to each of these four questions (maximum 300 words for each)

1. Give an example of a time when you showed a strong ability to work with colleagues as part of
a team. What was the situation? What actions did you take? How did you resolve conflict
within the team? What was the result of your actions?

2. Give an example of a time when you provided excellent client service. What was the situation
or the problem and how did you identify this? What actions did you take? What was the result
of your actions?

3. Give an example of a time when you have been required to interpret complex legislation,
policy, procedures or guidelines in order to make a difficult assessment or decision. How did
you arrive at your conclusion? What resources did you use? What was the outcome?

4. Give an example of a time when you have had to work quickly and under pressure to deliver
results. What was the situation? How did you organise your time? What was the result of your
actions?

Full $2,000 a month job application requirements in link below.

http://www.russia.embassy.gov.au/fil...0%203%2013.pdf

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$2,000 a month? =\ Overworked AND underpaid.

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$2,000 a month? =\ Overworked AND underpaid.
i prefer to work as cleaner they get more paid


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Interesting comments. It is for 37.5 hrs a week (good leave + 2 countries holidays), great for the employee, 10% above the average wage for the area (most Australians do not make the average wage in their areas)

But most interesting to me was the statement regarding Making Decisions on Visa's. I was told that Decisions were only made by Australians at the Embassy not local employee's.

Those lucky enough to have an Australian Embassy in your homeland or your partners will simply think that it is no big deal. The ones that don't and use the closest often stipulated will note - The Australian embassy to be used has a higher regarded and economic status than the applicants country and the citizens hold that position in mind without even knowing. A Zimbabwean in South Africa is treated with caution and doubt simply from his country of birth, It is a natural thing and Australia's have it to certain countries and races too. But the question is why are and have we been told that it is the Australians making the decision's?

I must say it was good to see they are after 2 case officers for Moscow and the Embassy current process of a PMV is good if only comparatively at 6-7months. Or maybe 2 recently left!


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It IS Australians making the decisions. It's just multiple levels - your CO makes the decision, then takes it to the Senior CO, who is an Australian. That's the person with the final say.

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$2,000 a month? =\ Overworked AND underpaid.
It all depends on the country. It could be quite good pay for a job in Russia. I know if a person was offered $2,000 Australian for a job at the Australian embassy in Cairo people would be sooooo excited!


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It is actually converted Rups Mish, but yes still good and I expect other embassies local employment would be similar structure ie about 10% above average wage. I would be happy with +10% of average Darwin wage.

With all due respect CG, that is an approval system. Decision made need stamp from boss. Example a Building Certifier here in Australia = Senior Case officer. They rarely do they actually check parts of the building only, it has been signed for as being checked. If there were many cases of noted contact from applicants from a Senior Case Officer I would think the process different, or if the Visa was issued by a different case officer shortly before actual issue.(that would indicate poor performing case officer removed after detailed examination of a Senior) The sheer volume of people that have backlogged the Review Tribunal that can afford to, indicates it is not a full or close to process of application has or is happening.

Technically the approval of the decision is classed by the powers as the decision.


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There ARE many cases of noted contact from a senior case officer. If you read the DC thread, many applicants get their approval from RM, who is the senior CO in DC. Also there are many instances of applicants being told their case has been transferred to her - this is often done towards the end of the process. There are other embassies where cases get transferred near the end of the process as well for the same reason.

DC is transparent about this - but other embassies may not be. Just because they aren't obvious about it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

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Yes there is some transparency, but also protection of staff when an application has not been processed correctly. An error or an oversight can easily be transferred into a grey area then supported under the system (definition supplied by IMMI not followed if not suited) In South Africa process times for other counties is far greater than for South Africans. The reason given is it takes time to confirm information from other countries - from 9 applications I was involved all issued on last day ( 1 refused still no-one contacted) of published time, not one source from the applicant was contacted from the Embassy. If the information is not sort from the other country surly the process time should then be the same as a South African.

If there was actual transparency in the immigration process there world be many official web pages available - PAM3 should pop up everywhere as it is it does not. People would know how a MODIFIED non return rate is calculated - they don't!!! but it is a tool used for process of visa. I understand they need some secret tools to stop trash. But the 2 listed should not be secrets only for them or some.


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