9 Aug 2012

ASIS looking for locksmith

4:45 am on 9 August 2012

An Australian spy agency is advertising for a locksmith.

The Australian Secret Intelligence Service, which deals with foreign secrets, has listed 'corporate locksmith' in the job vacancies section of its website.

The ABC reports a number of special conditions apply to the job description.

It is described as a unique role for a highly motivated and dedicated locksmith to provide complex services and advice.

The successful candidate would be required to travel interstate and overseas, often at short notice.

However, the role is likely to be more about protecting secret ASIS documents than stealing secrets from foreign embassies.

The notice states the position involves managing the purchasing of locks, safes and other secure containers.

But the ABC reports black market safe crackers and self-taught lock pickers need not apply, as the application involves a federal police check.

Applicants are also told not to discuss their application with others, as a lack of confidentiality could impact on a career with ASIS.

The job will be based in Canberra and pays up to $A94,000 per year.